Artificial intelligence is taking part in an growing function in society, with functions starting from nationwide safety to well being care and plenty of factors in between.
Now, underneath an government order signed by then President Donald Trump on December 3, AI is poised to grow to be a brand new device to assist the federal authorities run extra effectively and successfully.
The government order lays out pointers for the event and adoption of AI to be used in varied authorities enterprises. It encourages federal businesses to make the most of AI applied sciences to raised perform their missions by way of such measures as decreasing outdated or duplicative rules, combating fraud, and streamlining software processes.
Lynne Parker, a professor within the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who’s on full-time project to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and at present serves as deputy US chief know-how officer, helped within the improvement of the steerage.
“We’ve spent the last year working with federal agencies to develop and refine these directives, so it is gratifying to see that work come to life through this executive order,” stated Parker. “More than that, though, it is exciting to be able to help position our nation to continue to be a leader in the development and adoption of trustworthy AI, whose importance only continues to grow.”
A acknowledged professional in AI, Parker first went to Washington in 2018 because the assistant director for synthetic intelligence within the OSTP earlier than taking over her present function just a little greater than a yr later. A Knoxville native, she earned her bachelor’s diploma at Tennessee Tech University (’83), her grasp’s from UT (’88), and her doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (’94), all in pc science.
She has a number of accolades, skilled memberships, and awards, together with being a fellow of each the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery, a senior member of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education. She gained a 2000 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.