AI Commission Talks Digital Academy, Reserve Corps at House Subcommittee Hearing; NCSAI Chairman Eric Schmidt Quoted

AI Commission Talks Digital Academy, Reserve Corps at House Subcommittee Hearing; NCSAI Chairman Eric Schmidt Quoted
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The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) told a House subcommittee Thursday that bold measures are needed to enhance the government’s artificial intelligence workforce and one of NSCAI’s recommendations is the creation of a “digital academy,” FedScoop reported Thursday.

The digital academy would run as a fully accredited, independent entity with students performing civilian work in the government in exchange for free tuition.

The commission also suggested the creation of a digital reserve corps that would require participants to perform tech work within the government on an annual basis for at least 38 days.

Eric Schmidt, chairman of NCSAI and former CEO of Google, said the digital reserve corps would be the digital academy’s “watered down” version.

“We need a next generation of talent, and they need to be in the government,” Schmidt said in his opening statement during a hearing of the House Armed Services subcommittee on intelligence and emerging threats and capabilities.

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