Commerce Department seeks nominations forNational Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee

Nominations will be accepted until October 25 at 5 p.m. ET

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Commerce Department seeks nominations forNational Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Commerce​ recently​ published​ aFederal Register Notice (FRN) requesting nominations to serve on theNational Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC).​

TheNational Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020calls for the establishment ofthe NAIAC.Committee members​ will​ have the unique opportunity to​ advise​ and make recommendations to​ the President and theNational Artificial Intelligence Initiative Officeon​ matters​ such as the state of U.S. competitiveness and leadership in AI, as well as opportunities for international cooperation with strategic allies on globally important AI issues.​ Accordingly,​ the call for nominations​ seeks​ expert leaders from a broad range of AI-relevant disciplines from across academia, industry, non-profits and civil society, and federal laboratories, including those from underrepresented communities.​

“As intellectual property is a bedrock of innovation,​ our​ stakeholders in the intellectual property community​ are uniquely positioned to​ offer​ valuable perspectives on​ areas​ such as science and technology research and development, technology transfer, commercial application, and economic competitiveness,​ related to artificial intelligence,” said Drew​ Hirshfeld, performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.

For those qualified to provide advice and information in these areas (as well as any other areas identified in the FRN), the USPTO encourages submitting a self or third-party nomination to serve on the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee.

Nominations will be accepted until October 25 at 5 p.m. ET.

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