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U.S. Department of Commerce Appoints 27 Members to National AI Advisory Committee

Appointments are the first for recently established committee to advise the President

Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 12:00

(U.S. Department of Commerce: Washington) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the appointment of 27 experts to the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC), which will advise the President and the National AI Initiative Office on a range of issues related to artificial intelligence (AI).

The appointments are the first for the recently established committee, created in response to the National AI Initiative Act of 2020. The initiative directs the NAIAC to provide recommendations on topics including the current state of U.S. AI competitiveness, the state of science around AI, and AI workforce issues. The committee also is responsible for advice regarding the management and coordination of the initiative itself, including its balance of activities and funding.

“Artificial intelligence presents a new frontier for enhancing our economic and national security, as well as our way of life. Moreover, responsible AI development is instrumental to our strategic competition with China,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves. “At the same time, we must remain steadfast in mitigating the risks associated with this emerging technology, and others, while ensuring that all Americans can benefit. The diverse leaders of our inaugural National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee represent the best and brightest of their respective fields and will be instrumental in helping the department strike this balance. Their anticipated recommendations to the President and the National AI Initiative Office will serve as building blocks for U.S. AI policy for decades to come, and I am immensely grateful for their voluntary service.”

The committee members were nominated by the public as expert leaders from a broad and interdisciplinary range of AI-relevant disciplines from across academia, industry, nonprofits, and civil society.

“AI is already transforming the world as we know it, including science, medicine, transportation, communications, and access to goods and services,” said the head of the Office of Science and Technology and Deputy Assistant to the President Alondra Nelson. “The expertise of the NAIAC will be critical in helping to ensure the United States leads the world in the ethical development and adoption of AI, provides inclusive employment and education opportunities for the American public, and protects civil rights and civil liberties in our digital age.”

The newly appointed members include:
• Miriam Vogel (Chair), EqualAI Inc.
• James Manyika (Vice Chair), Google
• Zoë Baird, Markle Foundation
• Yll Bajraktari, Special Competitive Studies Project
• Amanda Ballantyne, Technology Institute at AFL-CIO
• Sayan Chakraborty, Workday Inc.
• Jack Clark, Anthropic
• David Danks, University of California-San Diego
• Victoria Espinel, BSA: The Software Alliance
• Paula Goldman, Salesforce
• Susan Gonzales, AIandYou
• Janet Haven, Data & Society Research Institute
• Daniel E. Ho, Stanford University
• Ayanna Howard, Ohio State University
• Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
• Ramayya Krishnan, Carnegie Mellon University
• Ashley Llorens, Microsoft
• Haniyeh Mahmoudian, DataRobot Inc.
• Christina Montgomery, IBM Corporation
• Liz O’Sullivan, Parity
• Frederick L. Oswald, Rice University
• Frank Pasquale, Brooklyn Law School
• Trooper Sanders, Benefits Data Trust
• Navrina Singh, Credo AI
• Swami Sivasubramanian, Amazon Web Services
• Keith Strier, NVIDIA Inc.
• Reggie Townsend, SAS Institute


First published April 14, 2022, on the U.S. Department of Commerce website.



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