The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) submitted its first-quarter recommendations to the President and Congress today related to artificial intelligence (AI) and national security. Commissioners deliberated on and approved the recommendations via a virtual review process due to the in-person meeting restrictions associated with the COVID-19 corona virus pandemic. The full set of recommendations are available here.
The Commission reviewed and approved 43 recommendations for both the Executive and Legislative branches. The recommendations focused on areas the Commissioners identified as being in the most need of immediate attention, ripe for action, or foundational to AI and national security issues. They spanned AI-related topics such as research and development, national security applications, workforce and training, hardware, 5G networks, cooperation with allies and partners, and ethical and responsible use.
NSCAI Chair Eric Schmidt said, “the AI space is changing rapidly, and the 43 recommendations we approved during this first quarter are critical first steps the legislative and executive branches can take to foster AI developments that will serve the interests of the American people, protect our national security, and uphold American values.”