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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested this week that the Federal government make a massive investment in artificial intelligence (AI) research and other technologies through a new Federal agency created for that purpose, with a $100 billion budget over five years.






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The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) this week released its initial assessment on the national security potential of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, and specified five key areas where it said U.S. policy needs to change.






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In today’s society, can an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm truly be unbiased? That question sparked some serious debate among a panel of experts from the Brookings Institution last week.






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Federal IT officials from a diverse range of agencies said on Oct. 29 they are taking initial steps to employ robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to streamline workflows, and expressed optimism that the technologies will make a big difference in agency efficiency over the next few years.






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The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) on Oct. 31 released recommendations and principles for the ethical design, development, and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies at the Department of Defense (DoD).






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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) released a request for information on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies that can detect and combat cyberattacks as they occur.






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The General Services Administration’s (GSA) chief financial officer said today that adoption of robotic process automation (RPA) technologies across Federal agencies is helping to reduce manual tasks performed by the Federal workforce, but without the worrisome byproduct of trimming Federal government jobs.






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A panel of Federal agency officials who are knee-deep in implementing machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies explained critical steps to getting started with the technologies, and dealing with data-bias issues, at an event organized by ATARC on Oct. 24.






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Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., today announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) initiative with the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). The initiative will create a bipartisan national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. The strategy is intended to guide Congress and the executive branch on how to best capitalize on AI.






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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the launch of its National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes (NAIRI) program that is expected to award $120 million of grant funding over the next year to advance artificial intelligence (AI) research and promote work on large-scale, long-term research projects.






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The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is looking to invest in a few areas for artificial intelligence (AI) and are focusing more on capabilities within those areas, officials said today at the Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit.






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The Department of Energy’s (DoE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), its Sandia National Laboratories, and the Georgia Institute of Technology are joining forces in a new artificial intelligence (AI) research center.






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NetChoice, a business trade group focused on promoting free speech and free enterprise on the internet, launched a public campaign on Oct. 7 to defend law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology, and is taking aim at anti-facial recognition effort in Massachusetts.






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