The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) submitted its final report to Congress and the President on March 1, 2021, after a unanimous vote to approve. During the virtual public plenary session, which included a media availability, NSCAI Commissioners provided statements on the recommendations and took questions from the media and public. The public plenary and media availability can be viewed on the NSCAI YouTube channel.
“It’s important to realize that you can’t just flip a switch and have these capabilities in place, it takes steady, committed hard work over a long period of time to bring these capabilities to fruition,” said NSCAI Commissioner Andy Jassy, and fellow NSCAI Commissioner Ken Ford, said, “This report lays out an actionable path to an AI-enabled future.”
Over the past two years, the 15-member Commission representing a diverse group of technologists, business executives, academic leaders, and national security professionals, issued an initial report in July 2019, interim reports in November 2019 and October 2020, two additional quarterly memorandums, a series of special papers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now a final report. The Commission worked in close collaboration with the Congress, the White House, and executive departments and agencies. The goal was to produce a comprehensive and enduring national approach to maintain America’s AI advantages related to national security.