National Academy of Sciences

To convene an international workshop that will plan global cooperation and coordination concerning Artificial Intelligence research and its applications

  • Amount $250,000
  • City Washington, DC
  • Investigator Gail Cohen
  • Year 2018
  • Program Research
  • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance

This grant funds an initiative by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to join with peer institutions from around the world to launch international dialogue about policies governing artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. Partners include the National Academy of Engineering, the Canadian National Research Council, the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Participants will include government officials, industry leaders, and academic researchers from many different countries in addition to the United States, U.K., China, and Canada. Topics to be addressed include national security, data use and privacy, and legal and intellectual property conundrums related to AI. Grant funds will partially support a workshop and associated webcast, a subsequent workshop report, and the creation and dissemination of supplementary resources for participants and the public.

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