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(Oct. 19, 2018) -- Government, university and industry leaders gathered at the UTSA Downtown Campus today to advance the partnerships that position San Antonio as a test bed for energy cybersecurity preparedness.
Three Texas congressmen are asking President Donald Trump and his Mexican and Canadian counterparts to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in San Antonio — the same place where its 25-year-old predecessor was inked.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd visited the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank on Monday to kick off the organization's first Holiday Harvest Food Drive. The goal is to raise 75,000 pounds of food in 75 days. The food will be distributed to needy families in the El Paso community through the holidays.
In recent comments regarding the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), Rep. Will Hurd, R-Tex., said that he is “pretty sure that we have resolved the issue with TMF,” and expects Congress to include the full $150 million in an upcoming minibus funding bill.
Federal officials have largely come around to the idea that research funding is crucial for U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence, but there are ways to accelerate innovation besides pouring in more money, according to tech experts.
For one, they said, the government could map a long-term strategy for advancing the technology.
Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have introduced a bill aiming to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer, and establish a clearer structure for information technology reporting in the administration.
The U.S. could face heightened national security threats and lose its economic edge if the government doesn’t step up its game when it comes to artificial intelligence, according to a pair of oversight lawmakers.
Artificial intelligence technologies are capable of disrupting every aspect of society and the United States must do more to maintain leadership in the area, the leaders of a House panel said in a report released Tuesday.
Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., today released a new white paper on artificial intelligence (AI) that urges the Federal government to increase its engagement with the technology. The paper focuses its attention on four key issue areas–workforce, privacy, biases, and malicious use of AI–and provides concrete recommendations for each area.
A new congressional report on artificial intelligence calls on the government to increase its spending on AI research and development and focus on bringing more AI skills into the federal workforce.