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AI National Security Commission Issues Initial Report to Congress

Jeff Brody

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence provided updates on its activities and future plans to advance AI development through its initial congressional report, National Defense reported Wednesday.

According to the report released Wednesday, the commissioners decided to group themselves into four working teams focused on four key areas, including maintaining U.S. leadership in AI research and keeping the country’s advantage in AI national security applications. The working groups will gather their initial findings to help shape the commission’s interim report to Congress, which is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2019.

The commission, which was created through the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, noted in the report that it is working on special projects to pursue the ethical use of AI for national security, advance data management to support AI applications and leverage AI through public-private partnerships.

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