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White House sets up AI group of researchers

The White House has set up a group of artificial intelligence researchers to advise the White House on AI research and development priorities.

Housed within the National Science and Technology Council, the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence will also work with the private sector and independent researchers on AI-related research and development, according to a May 10 report by Nextgov.

The committee was announced by Michael Kratsios, deputy assistant to the president for technology policy and current head of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, or OSTP, at a summit convened by the White House on AI and its benefits for the American people.

The committee will be chaired by OSTP leadership, along with the National Science Foundation and the Pentagon's research division, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.

Other members include Walter Copan, Commerce Department undersecretary for standards and technology and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Michael Griffin, Defense Department undersecretary of defense for research and engineering; Paul Dabbar, undersecretary for science at the Energy Department; NSF Director France Cordova; DARPA Director Peter Highnam; and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Jason Matheny.