More on Artificial Intelligence
Republican Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, led by Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), sent a letter to Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today calling for a renewed focus on critical scientific and technological challenges needed to maintain American competitiveness.
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.
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.
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).
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).