AI Advisory Committee Seeks Nominations
Nominations are open for the inaugural National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisory Committee, which is being established in accordance with the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020 passed as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2021 defense authorization bill last year. That bill created the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative to coordinate AI research and policy across the federal government and a national network of AI research institutes and provided for the establishment of an advisory committee to inform this effort. According to the bill, committee members should represent “broad and interdisciplinary expertise and perspectives”—including in the social and behavioral sciences—with particular expertise related to “science and technology research, development, ethics, standards, education, technology transfer, commercial application, security, and economic competitiveness related to artificial intelligence.” In addition to the main advisory committee, members are also being sought for a Subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence and Law Enforcement. Individuals may be nominated to serve on either or both advisory bodies. More information is available in the Federal Register notice. The deadline for nominations is October 25, 2021.