WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 24, 2019) – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), co-founder of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus, was a featured speaker at The Atlantic Festival in Washington, D.C. Senator Heinrich was interviewed by The Atlantic contributor John Donvan as part of a series titled, “Military Readiness in the Age of AI.”
The full interview is available at https://www.theatlanticfestival.com/
As co-founder of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus, Senator Heinrich has championed developing policy that balances AI’s risks and rewards to ensure the competitiveness of the U.S. economy, while maintaining important ethical standards. In May, Senator Heinrich introduced the bipartisan Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act, which would ensure that the United States establishes a national strategy for AI and invest $2.2 billion in research and development, and the bipartisan Armed Forces Digital Advantage Act, which would modernize the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce by adding a recruitment focus and establishing military career tracks for digital engineering.