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  • AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
  • AUTOMATION
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Winning Issue » ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE


Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience. AI is now used in limited applications such as medical diagnosis, computer search engines, and voice or handwriting recognition. AI has the potential to transform every sector of our economy and society by powering the information economy, fostering better informed decisions and helping unlock answers to questions that are currently unanswerable. AI research and programming focuses on three cognitive skills: learning – using algorithms to provide computers with step-by-step instructions for how to complete a specific task; reasoning - choosing the right algorithm to reach a desired outcome; and self-correction - continually fine-tuning algorithms to ensure they provide the most accurate results possible.

Supporters claim AI, if coded properly, has greater precision, accuracy, speed and a lower error rate than humans. It will be able to complete dangerous tasks such as space exploration, and endure environments that would harm humans.
Detractors claim that, although artificial intelligence enhances productivity and provides efficient results, it is very costly because AI computers are highly complex and intricate in their training. Many also believe human intelligence cannot be duplicated.
However, it is estimated that AI’s point of singularity - the hypothetical future creation of super-intelligent machines with cognitive capacity far beyond that possible for humans – is only a dozen years away. At that point, machines will be as intelligent as humans, and soon after, will exceed human intelligence.

Pending Legislation: S.1705 - AICT Act of 2021
Sponsor: Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM)
Status: Senate Committee on Armed Services
Chair: Sen. Jack Reed (RI)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current artificial intelligence policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Leader Charles Schumer (NY).
  • I Support establishing a coordinated Federal initiative to accelerate the research, development, procurement, fielding and sustainment of artificial intelligence for the economic and national security interests of the United States, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Jack Reed (RI) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I Support establishing a coordinated Federal initiative to accelerate the research, development, procurement, fielding and sustainment of artificial intelligence for the economic and national security interests of the United States, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Jack Reed (RI) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Sen. Jack Reed (RI) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing S.1705 - AICT Act of 2021.

If elected as a trustee, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for the responsible use of artificial intelligence.

Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI aims to promote research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence. AAAI also aims to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
October 11, 2021
Trustee Election - Closing Date
October 18, 2021