Commerce Announces First Artificial Intelligence Hearing

November 22, 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will convene a hearing on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. on “The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence.” The hearing will conduct a broad overview of the state of artificial intelligence, including policy implications and effects on commerce.
On October 12, 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report entitled, Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence. The report outlined opportunities for artificial intelligence, including recommendations on how the technology can be used to advance social good and improve government operations. The report also proposed 23 policy recommendations and a companion strategic plan that identified priorities for federally-funded research and development in artificial intelligence.
- Dr. Eric Horvitz, Interim Co-Chair, Partnership on Artificial Intelligence; Managing Director, Microsoft Research Lab
- Dr. Andrew Moore, Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
- Dr. Andrew Futreal, Professor, Department of Genomic Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Mr. Greg Brockman, Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer, OpenAI
- Dr. Steve Chien, Senior Research Scientist, Autonomous Space Systems and Technical Group Supervisor, Artificial Intelligence Group, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
* Witness list subject to change
Hearing Details:
Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness Hearing
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
2:30 p.m.
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available at