Sending Office: Honorable Elise M. Stefanik
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Current Cosponsors: Reps. Stefanik, Langevin, Hice, Scott, Byrne, Fitzpatrick, and Moulton.


Dear Colleague,

Please consider cosponsoring the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Act of 2018 (HR 5356) to help the United States outpace China and other adversaries in making advancements in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning

Specifically, the commission will:  

  • Conduct a comprehensive and national-level review of advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and associated technologies for the President of the United States and Congress.
  • Address and identify the national security needs of the Nation with respect to AI, including economic risk, and other needs for the common defense of the Nation.
  • Provide near-term actionable recommendations to the President and the Congress, including ways to more effectively organize the Federal Government for AI.
  • Provide annual and actionable recommendations thereafter to our government through 2020.
  • Authorize $10 million annually for the commission to conduct its critical National-level mission.  

The charter and focus of the Commission includes recommendations on:

  • Competitiveness: Competitiveness of the U.S. in Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies, related to national security, economic security, public-private partnerships, and investments.
  • Technological Advantages: Means and methods for the U.S. to maintain a technological advantage in AI and associated technologies, including quantum sciences and high performance computing.
  • Cooperation and Competition: Developments and trends in international cooperation and competition, including foreign investments in AI, machine learning, and associated technologies.
  • Investments and Research: Means to foster greater emphasis on investments in basic and advanced research by private, public, academic and combined initiatives.
  • Workforce and Education: Incentives to attract, recruit and retain leading talent across our Nation.
  • International Law and Ethics: Identify and understand the risks associated with advances in AI under the law of armed conflict, international humanitarian law, escalation dynamics, and other ethical considerations related to AI,
    machine learning, and associated technologies.
  • Data and Privacy: Means to establish data standards and open incentives to share data, including the development of privacy- and security-protection measures.

For additional information or to cosponsor, please contact Lauren Canfield, Military Legislative Assistant, at





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