The Biden Administration has launched a new web presence for ai.gov the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative (NAII).
The NAII was established by the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020 (NAIIA) – bipartisan legislation enacted at the beginning of, 2021. The legislation directs the President to sustain and support various AI R&D, education, workforce, and outreach initiatives including trustworthy AI, as well as support international R&D cooperation in AI with key allies.
Congress also establishes the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office (NAIIO) to coordinate and support the NAII. The NAIIO is tasked to:
- Provide technical and administrative support to the Select Committee on AI (the senior interagency committee that oversees the NAII) and the National AI Initiative Advisory Committee;
- Oversee interagency coordination of the NAII;
- Serve as the central point of contact for technical and programmatic information exchange on activities related to the — AI Initiative across Federal departments and agencies, industry, academia, nonprofit organizations, professional societies, State and tribal governments, and others;
- Conduct regular public outreach to diverse stakeholders; and
Promote access to technologies, innovations, best practices, and expertise derived from Initiative activities to agency missions and systems across the Federal Government.
The National AI Initiative provides an overarching framework to strengthen and coordinate AI research, development, demonstration, and education activities across all U.S. Departments and Agencies, in cooperation with academia, industry, non-profits, and civil society organizations. The work under this Initiative is organized into six strategic pillars – Innovation, Advancing Trustworthy AI, Education and Training, Infrastructure, Applications, and International Cooperation.