Nextgov: Report Recommends Doubling Federal Funding for AI Research

“Two tech-savvy lawmakers have partnered together with two prominent think tanks to produce a report detailing guidelines for a national artificial intelligence strategy.”

“Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., joined with the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Center for New American Security to develop a series of white papers exploring topics in artificial intelligence.The first two reports covered national security and the workforce. The third, which was announced Thursday, called on the federal government to effectively double funding for AI research and development.”

“The new report makes 14 recommendations, beginning with the call for increased research and development funding. The aim is to increase funding year over year to reach a goal of $25 billion per year by 2025. The report calls for this growth in investment to occur concurrently with a growth in overall R&D.”

“’We are calling for a dramatic investment in R&D spending from the federal government,’ Hurd told Nextgov in an email. ‘Investing in R&D could mean waiting years before you can see tangible results, which can be difficult in an environment with so many funding priorities. But AI will be a critical enabling technology of the future…’” Read the full article here.

Source: Report Recommends Doubling Federal Funding for AI Research – By Mile Jasper, August 7, 2020. Nextgov.

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