In September, Reps Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Robin Kelly (D-Ill) introduced a concurrent resolution calling for the creation of a national artificial intelligence strategy. On Thursday, December 3rd, Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart issued the following statement on the resolution:
Artificial intelligence (AI) applications hold tremendous potential for devising strategies to improve government services. The Data Coalition enthusiastically endorses H.Res.1250, co-sponsored by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL). The joint resolution presents a clear strategy for materially improving and rapidly advancing the use of AI across the federal government. In particular, the Data Coalition strongly encourages the Executive Branch to prioritize further implementation of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act and the OPEN Government Data Act to assist in the rapid adoption of AI. With these existing laws the adoption of AI envisioned in the Hurd-Kelley resolution can be achieved by transparently and equitably promoting the use of high-quality data across government. The Data Coalition calls on the 116th Congress to approve the bipartisan Hurd-Kelly resolution to create a national AI strategy.