July 28th, 2021

What’s on tap for the National AI Research Resource Task Force’s first meeting

The National AI Research Resource Task Force, born out of Congress’s National AI Initiative Act of 2020, is having its first meeting today (July 28).

The main purpose is to discuss the blueprint of a shared AI research resource. Currently, big tech such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google are mainly those with access to the advanced computational resources, large data sets, and more, that are needed for certain research. The priority is to "democratize access" to AI research tools. Those in academia, government and private industry will all have opportunity to the same hub of existing resources.

The task force is stepping into new territory in the governance of computing research and emerging tech. AI innovation continues to develop and grow - now with a goal to become equally accessible for every researcher and student across all scientific disciplines.

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