Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump will sign an executive order to launch the 'American Artificial Intelligence Initiative.' This initiative will aim to ensure that AI is developed for the benefit of the American people by prioritizing more engagement between the AI industry and the federal government. Last year, Congress established the National Security Commission on AI to enhance relationships between government and industry to make the United States the leader in developing artificial intelligence technology.

 “It is critical to our future that the United States be a global leader in the development of artificial intelligence,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Last Congress, I introduced legislation that created an AI Commission to identify our country’s AI priorities and make actionable recommendations of what direction we need to take in order to fulfill these priorities. I am looking forward to working with the White House to ensure their efforts align with the AI Commission’s efforts and forthcoming recommendations.”

 Congresswoman Stefanik’s legislation to create an AI Commission passed last Congress and was created by John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. That legislation can be found here.