Congress Continues to Get up to Speed on Artificial Intelligence

Members of Congress may be late to the table in learning about artificial intelligence (AI), but the lawmakers are committed to playing catchup.
The legislators are learning and thinking about AI, its present and future benefits, and its negative influences. They are figuring out what role Uncle Sam may play in developing and using the technology and phenomenon.
Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), 72, has returned to school as a part-time student at George Mason University to educate himself about AI and keep pace with developments in computer technology.
“I’m pursuing a graduate degree in computer science with emphasis on machine learning, and according to George Mason University, that’s the closest to quote unquote artificial intelligence,” Beyer told WTOP News….

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