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House Lawmakers Call for Increased AI Collaboration Between Agencies

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Reps. Pete Olson (R-Texas) and Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.), co-chairs of the Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus, said they want federal agencies to coordinate more on AI initiatives to achieve efficiency, Federal Times reported Thursday.

“Let’s talk guys, no duplicates, spend our taxpayer dollars wisely,” Olson said Thursday at the GovernmentCIO AI and RPA in Government conference. “We’re working hard with this caucus to get people informed, educated, so they can go help us legislate.”

McNerney said Congress needs to assess how to increase investments in AI development.

“We’re not spending enough resources right now to do the job,” McNerney said. “We need to increase federal participation in artificial intelligence both in terms of expenditures and in terms of creating job opportunities in the government for artificial intelligence.”