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Sep 26, 2019 Opening Statement
Thank you, Chairwoman Sherrill, for holding this hearing on the growing problem of disinformation on social media.
 
We all know that photos these days can be digitally altered so easily that it’s all but impossible to tell what’s real and what’s not.
 
There’s now a growing problem where audio and video can be altered so convincingly that it can appear that someone has said or done something that never happened. These deepfakes can be produced more and more easily.
 
Sep 25, 2019 Opening Statement
Today we will consider three bipartisan bills.
 
The first is H.R. 4373, the “Engineering Biology Research and Development Act of 2019.”
 
I was proud to join Chairwoman Johnson as well as Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner and Zoe Lofgren in introducing this bill. H.R. 4373 promotes a national research strategy around engineering biology, to ensure the U.S. remains the global leader in biology and biotechnology.
 
Sep 24, 2019 Opening Statement
Since the term AI was first coined in the 1950s, we have made huge advances in the field. And thanks to critical investments by government, industry, and universities, the United States is leading in global AI Research & Development.
 
Today, AI systems have been deployed in every sector of the U.S. economy. These technologies have already delivered significant benefits for U.S. economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and national security.
 
Jun 26, 2019 Opening Statement

Chairwoman Johnson, thank you for holding today’s hearing on the societal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI).

In the first half of the 20th century, the concept of artificial intelligence was the stuff of science fiction. Today it is a reality.

Since the term AI was first coined in the 1950s, we have made huge advances in the field of artificial narrow intelligence.

Jun 26, 2019 Opening Statement

Today, we will explore the various applications and societal implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a complex field of study where researchers train computers to learn directly from information without being explicitly programmed – like humans do.

Last Congress, this Committee held two hearings on this topic – examining the concept of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and discussing potential applications for AI development through scientific machine learning, as well as the cutting-edge basic research it can enable.

Sep 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today the House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 6229, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Reauthorization Act of 2018. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), chairwoman of the Research and Technology Subcommittee, and cosponsored by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), full committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas).

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today unanimously approved the National Institute of Standards and Technology Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 6229), introduced by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), chairwoman of the Research and Technology Subcommittee, and cosponsored by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas).