September 27, 2023

New Dem Artificial Intelligence Working Group Holds Roundtable with Carnegie Mellon University Faculty

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Artificial Intelligence Working Group welcomed faculty from Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Block Center for Technology and Society for a briefing on artificial intelligence. 

Launched last month, the 24-Member Working Group is guided by a mission to develop and advance forward-thinking policies that both encourage innovation and guard against potential risks to address this emerging technology. Today’s event was the latest in a series of engagements held by the Coalition with experts to acquire a greater understanding of AI’s many applications and advance policies that position the United States as a global leader in AI innovation and safety. 

Artificial Intelligence Working Group Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Vice Chair Susie Lee (NV-03) released a statement following today’s meeting: 

“Artificial Intelligence is the next great frontier of technological progress, holding great potential to transform key sectors of our economy –– from health care to commerce to productivity and more. 

“Our Members engaged in a robust conversation with CMU faculty about the profound opportunities and inherent challenges presented by this emerging technology, including potential disruptions to our workforce, democracy, and national security.

“New Dems will continue engaging with experts and work in a bipartisan fashion to advance smart, forward-thinking policies that cement the U.S. as a global leader in AI innovation and safety.”

Ramayya Krishnan, faculty director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Block Center released the following statement after the meeting: 

“Carnegie Mellon University is the birthplace of AI. Our experts continue to serve as a leading resource on responsible AI and its impact on the future of work. We hope policymakers continue to lean into our research, solutions and tools to ensure equity and prosperity for all.”