Synthetic intelligence is enjoying an growing position in society, with functions starting from nationwide safety to well being care and plenty of factors in between.
Now, below an govt order signed by then President Donald Trump on December 3, AI is poised to turn into a brand new device to assist the federal authorities run extra effectively and successfully.
The chief 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businesses to make the most of AI applied sciences to higher perform their missions via such measures as lowering outdated or duplicative rules, combating fraud, and streamlining software processes.
Lynne Parker, a professor within the Min H. Kao Division of Electrical Engineering and Laptop Science on the College of Tennessee, Knoxville, who’s on full-time task to the White Home Office of Science and Technology Policy and at the moment serves as deputy US chief know-how officer, helped within the growth of the steerage.
“We’ve spent the final yr working with federal businesses to develop and refine these directives, so it’s gratifying to see that work come to life via this govt order,” stated Parker. “Greater than that, although, it’s thrilling to have the ability to assist place our nation to proceed to be a frontrunner within the growth and adoption of reliable AI, whose significance solely continues to develop.”
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 position a little bit greater than a yr later. A Knoxville native, she earned her bachelor’s diploma at Tennessee Tech College (’83), her grasp’s from UT (’88), and her doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how (’94), all in laptop 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 Affiliation for the Development of Science, a distinguished member of the Affiliation for Computing Equipment, a senior member of the American Affiliation for Synthetic Intelligence, and a member of the American Society for Engineering Schooling. She received a 2000 Presidential Early Profession Award for Scientists and Engineers.
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