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US task force will consider giving American data to AI researchers

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A new task force will consider giving troves of Americans' data to AI researchers.

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A new Biden administration task force will develop a strategy for providing vast troves of government data on American citizens to AI researchers, as part of an initiative to maintain American competitiveness with China and other countries in artificial intelligence.


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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