Washington, DC – The Bipartisan Policy Center is excited to see the release today of a concurrent resolution calling for the creation of a congressional national artificial intelligence strategy introduced by Reps. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Robin Kelly (D-IL).
Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform all aspects of society. To confront the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by AI, a coordinated federal approach is required to determine how to best develop and use the evolving technology.
“To ensure the United States remains a global leader in technology, we must embrace AI while protecting our civil liberties, modernizing our workforce and education programs, and investing more in R&D. While the Obama and Trump administrations have made significant strides in advancing AI, Congress will play a vital role in shaping the development of AI and the need to set AI policy and funding priorities,” said BPC President Jason Grumet.
Over the last year, BPC has worked closely with Kelly and Hurd to better understand the relevant issues surrounding AI and provide Congress with effective policy recommendations. This effort was guided by a series of convenings held by BPC that brought together various experts and leaders in business, academia, civil society, and government to discuss AI-related issues and evaluate policy solutions. Based on these productive discussions, BPC released four white papers on AI:
AI and the Workforce
AI and National Security (in partnership with the Center for Security and Emerging Technology)
Cementing American Artificial Intelligence Leadership: AI Research & Development (in partnership with the Center for a New American Security)
AI and Ethics
Each paper provides both broad and targeted actions Congress can take to ensure the United States remains a global leader in AI technology. Today’s resolution builds on our collective efforts and represents a critical step in Congress’ contribution to the future of AI in the United States.