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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., speaks during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on Capitol Hill on Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/Getty Images)

Bill Foster, a particle physicist-turned-congressman, on why he’s worried about artificial general intelligence

In a Q&A with FedScoop, the Illinois Democrat and House AI task force member discusses his optimism and pessimism on potential AI legislation and his fears about…
A view of the Department of Justice headquarters on Jan. 20, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by J. David Ake/Getty Images)

DOJ picks Princeton computer scientist as its chief AI officer

Jonathan Mayer, a former FCC technologist and policy adviser to Kamala Harris, will lead the Justice Department’s artificial intelligence work, including its Emerging Technology Board.
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Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, D-N.Y., speaks during the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sept. 23, 2023 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

With House AI task force, Rep. Yvette Clarke is ready to ‘get to the table’

In a Q&A with FedScoop, the New York Democrat discusses her expectations for serving on the bipartisan task force, what concerns her most about the technology and…
Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Dec. 5, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

FCC advisory committee to focus on how AI can defend against unwanted calls

The agency’s Consumer Advisory Committee will be tasked with studying how the technology can be used to protect vulnerable populations from illegal calls.
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 7: (L-R) House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) arrive for a bipartisan candlelight vigil with members of Congress to commemorate one month since the Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel on October 7, at the U.S. Capitol November 7, 2023 in Washington, DC. In addition to the roughly 1,400 people killed in the October 7 attack, Hamas is still holding around 240 hostages in Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that there will be no ceasefire in the Gaza Strip until all of the hostages held by Hamas are released. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

House leaders announce new, bipartisan AI task force

Speaker Mike Johnson and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries pick 24 members that will be charged with producing “forward-looking recommendations and bipartisan policy” on the technology.
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