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On the Front Lines of the White House AI Initiative

Michela Taufer’s blog, featuring her interview with Lynne Parker on the White House AI initiative, has been posted on SC19:

Lynne Parker, Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence at The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has been at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI) for more than two decades.

Hers was the first PhD dissertation ever on the topic of multi-robot systems, she is a pioneering researcher in that field, and formed the Distributed Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. There, she has conducted research in multi-robot systems, sensor networks, machine learning and human-robot interaction.

As AI continues to proliferate through all aspects of life, so too has Lynne’s impact on the field. In August, she put her academic work on hold to take on a groundbreaking assignment with The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Recently, Lynne took a few minutes to discuss her new role, share her insights on the state of AI in the US (and beyond), and opine on the future impact of high-performance computing (HPC) on the evolution of AI.

I encourage you to read on, as the growing convergence of AI and HPC will be one of the hot topics at SC19 this November!

Read Taufer’s full interview of Lynne Parker here.