The SC19 Supercomputing conference, chaired by EECS Professor Michela Taufer, is underway this week in Denver, Colorado.
One of invited speakers is another EECS Professor, Lynne Parker, who will speak today on the topic of “US Administration Activities in Artificial Intelligence and HPC.” Dr. Parker also works for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming everything from healthcare to transportation to manufacturing. Recognizing the importance of AI to the United States, in February 2019, the US President announced the American AI Initiative. This Initiative is a whole-of-government strategy to advance AI in collaboration and engagement with the private sector, academia, the public, and international allies. One of the key priorities of this Initiative is AI research and development (R&D), to include not only fundamental AI algorithms, but also the underlying cyberinfrastructure, systems, and data that provide the foundation for complete AI systems. Investments in AI and high performance computing are among the most important areas of emerging technology at work for our nation, both inside and outside government. In this talk, I will discuss the Administration’s activities and priorities in AI, and in high performance computing (HPC), highlighting open R&D questions at the nexus of AI and HPC.