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Parker Has Leading Role in National Artificial Intelligence Directive

Signing ceremony of the Executive Order on “Maintaining American Leadership in AI” on Monday, February 11.

Signing ceremony of the Executive Order on “Maintaining American Leadership in AI” on Monday, February 11.

UT Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Lynne Parker played a key role in a White House initiative announced Monday to bolster research, governance, and education and workforce training around artificial intelligence.

The White House directive includes five areas of emphasis to strengthen US leadership in AI, noting that, while the US was an early leader in the development of AI and machine learning, other countries also are moving forward.

Since her appointment as assistant director for artificial intelligence at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in August, Parker has helped lead the initiative, which has been months in the making.

Read more about Parker and her involvement in the AI initiative.