US sets up National AI Task Force

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Joe Biden-led administration seems to have taken Artificial Intelligence(AI) technology seriously as it has launched a National Task Force that will oversee the use of government data in AI research.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) has confirmed the news and said that the task force will soon formulate a blueprint for the use of data for machine learning programs and algorithms.

Officially dubbed as the National AI Research Resource (NAIRR), the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force will act as a centralized platform where information and infrastructure sharing will be done to support AI research carried out by various companies and science students across the country.

High-end computers, high-quality data sets, and educational tools along with the supporting expertise will be provided by NAIRR.

And the task force will be chaired by Lynne Parker Director of the White House Artificial Intelligence Initiative and Erwin Gianchandani of the National Science Foundation.

As of now, the task force establishment is still in the nascent stage as a lot of work has to be done for its implementation. By May 2022, a detailed report will be submitted to Congress along with a comprehensive strategy and by Nov’22 a final report can be expected for its implementation by early 2023.

“We plan to increase transparency on the way AI technology is being dealt with by the public and private sector. Also, the task force will see that the AI technology is only being used for development purposes and not destruction, as predicted by some tech leaders such as Tesla Chief Elon Musk and Microsoft Bill Gates”, says the AI.gov website launched by White House on May 5th of 2021.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security