Why Now?

AI is rapidly advancing from theory to practice, with game-changing implications for the economy, national security, and global quality of life.

  • The development and deployment of AI technologies promises to reshape great-power competition, trends in global workforces, the practice of warfare, and scientific progress.
  • Authoritarian regimes such as China and Russia use AI to repress freedoms of their own citizens and export those technologies to other authoritarian nations.
  • Governance structures and processes must be put in place to ensure accountability, transparency, and rule of law, maximizing AI’s positive benefits for society and minimizing its risks.
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Commissioner for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

David Spirk

Fmr Chief Data Officer, USSOCOM, US DOD; Sr Counselor, Palantir

Commissioner for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The U.S. cannot assume any advantage in the AI arms race. To keep up with pacing threats including China, Washington must both accelerate the innovation pipeline and build end-user confidence in AI, through robust testing and validation offered by the private sector. Failure to do so would put the U.S. at a severe disadvantage.