U.S. Launches Task Force to Open Government Data for AI Research

‘This is a moment that is calling us to be strengthening our speed and scale’ when it comes to advances in AI, said National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. PHOTO: STEPHEN VOSS/NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
‘This is a moment that is calling us to be strengthening our speed and scale’ when it comes to advances in AI, said National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. PHOTO: STEPHEN VOSS/NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration launched an initiative Thursday aiming to make more government data available to artificial intelligence researchers, part of a broader push to keep the U.S. on the cutting edge of the crucial new technology.

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force, a group of 12 members from academia, government, and industry, will draft a strategy for potentially giving researchers access to stores of data about Americans, from demographics to health and driving habits.

They would also look to make available computing power to analyze the data, with the goal of allowing access to researchers across the country.

“This is a moment that is calling us to be strengthening our speed and scale” when it comes to advances in AI technology, said National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan in an interview. “It is also calling us to make sure that innovation is everywhere.”

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Source: Wall Street Journal