Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., are planning to collaborate with the Bipartisan Policy Center in the coming months to establish a national artificial intelligence strategy.
Hurdâs office said Thursday that he and Kelly intend to conduct meetings with public and private sector representatives as well asÂ policy experts to help inform the development of the bipartisan strategy.
âIf America loses its advantage in technology, it will have a devastating effect on our economy and national security,â said Hurd, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient. âWe need a national AI strategy to ensure the U.S. is prepared to lead on technology that will define the course of this century.â
Jason Grumet, president of BPC, added that Congress can help drive AI development while protecting rights to privacy, avoiding bias and âpromoting economic and social inclusionâ through the establishment of a national AI framework.
The move comes after Hurd and Kelly released a white paper detailing policy recommendations for AI implementationÂ in September 2018.