Reps. Will Hurd, Robin Kelly Launch Effort to Develop Nat’l AI Strategy

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Will Hurd
Will Hurd

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.

Hurd’s office said Thursday that he and Kelly intend to conduct meetings with public and private sector representatives as well as policy experts to help inform the development of the bipartisan strategy.

“If America loses its advantage in technology, it will have a devastating effect on our economy and national security,” said Hurd, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient. “We need a national AI strategy to ensure the U.S. is prepared to lead on technology that will define the course of this century.”

Jason Grumet, president of BPC, added that Congress can help drive AI development while protecting rights to privacy, avoiding bias and “promoting economic and social inclusion” through the establishment of a national AI framework.

The move comes after Hurd and Kelly released a white paper detailing policy recommendations for AI implementation in September 2018.

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