Congresswoman Stephanie N. Murphy, Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, today announced that the subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Exploring the Risks and Rewards Posed by Artificial Intelligence” on Wednesday, April 28th at 10:00 am in 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
The hearing will examine how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our economy and society and explore both its potential benefits as well as risks posed to national security. Witnesses from industry, academia, government agencies, and civil society organizations are expected to testify before the subcommittee.
“Artificial intelligence has already begun to revolutionize many aspects of our lives—from healthcare to transportation—and it is important for Congress to understand both its potential rewards and risks,” said Chairwoman Murphy. “This hearing will provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to learn more about AI technology so we can ensure that any policies we consider promote innovation while protecting American values such as privacy.”
As AI continues to evolve rapidly with advances in machine learning algorithms, natural language processing capabilities, robotics automation systems and other technologies related to autonomous vehicles or drones; there are numerous opportunities for economic growth but also significant concerns regarding data privacy protection measures or ethical considerations when using this technology in decision-making processes. The United States must be prepared for these challenges if it wants remain competitive globally in this field.
At this hearing members of Congress will have an opportunity hear from experts about their views on how best prepare ourselves for future developments associated with AI technology including issues related cybersecurity threats or workforce displacement due automation advancements . Additionally , witnesses may discuss current efforts underway by federal agencies like Department Defense , Energy , Commerce , Labor Education which all have roles play developing policy frameworks governing use AI .
In addition exploring implications associated with domestic use artificial intelligence ; committee members may ask questions pertaining international collaboration research development initiatives involving countries like China Russia who have made significant investments area . It would beneficial gain insight into strategies employed foreign governments encourage investment technological advancement order stay ahead curve global competition .
Ultimately goal holding this congressional oversight hearing is better equip lawmakers make informed decisions when crafting legislation regulating use artificial intelligence within United States . By gathering testimony from diverse range stakeholders – ranging private sector representatives academic researchers government officials civil society groups – congress hopes gain greater understanding implications posed by rapid rise usage applications powered by advanced computing techniques such deep learning neural networks etcetera .
Chairwoman Murphy concluded her announcement saying “We need thoughtful public policy that encourages innovation while safeguarding against misuse or abuse of powerful new technologies like artificial intelligence.” This upcoming congressional oversight hearing provides an ideal platform where legislators can engage directly with experts knowledgeable field discuss various topics surrounding implementation regulation utilization AI across multiple sectors US economy .
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform