Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has accepted the chairmanship of the federal government’s National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.
Schmidt, along with former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and 13 others will form the advisory group that will examine the national security implications of A.I. development and how to maintain US dominance in the field.
Jack Corrigan tells us more about the AI advisory group in this report published in Nextgov:
Commissioners were appointed by the secretaries of Defense and Commerce, as well as the top Republicans and Democrats on congressional armed services, commerce and intelligence committees. Other members include:
Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services
Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle
Chris Darby, CEO of In-Q-Tel
Jason Matheny, former IARPA director
Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Research Labs
Mignon Clyburn, Open Society Foundation fellow and former FCC commissioner
Andrew Moore, head of Google Cloud AI
Steve Chien, supervisor of the AI Group at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Lab
Ken Ford, CEO of the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
Jose-Marie Griffiths, president of Dakota State University
Gilman Louie, partner at Alsop Louie Partners
William Mark, director of SRI’s Information and Computing Sciences Division
Katharina McFarland, consultant at Cypress International
The commission is required by law to review the state of artificial intelligence in the U.S. and draft multiple reports on how the government could advance the technology. Among the group’s areas of interest are research funding, workforce reskilling and AI ethics. Per the NDAA, the commission is supposed to have its first report published by early February.