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UT’s Parker Leading White House, NSF Effort to Boost Artificial Intelligence

Lynne ParkerThe concept of artificial intelligence and automated machinery dates back at least as far as Greek mythology and has more recently found a place in science fiction novels, movies, and TV shows.

The White House recently announced a series of initiatives aimed at bringing the technology to more widespread use, with UT researcher leading the way.

The National Science Foundation’s Lynne Parker—who is also a professor of electrical engineering and computer science in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering—serves as the NSF’s division director for information and intelligent systems.

Through that role, the White House directed her to co-lead a group of top experts across several federal agencies in building the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan.

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