The task force was formed as part of a requirement from the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020. The 12-person group, made of of researchers, political figures and industry leaders, will consider secure ways to share census data, medical records, driving data and other information collected by the federal government. Of the 12 members, Google's Andrew Moore (the head of Google Cloud AI) and Daniela Braga, the CEO of DefinedCrowd, are the two industry representatives.
The group will give its first reports in May and November 2022.
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