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Parker to Lead Artificial Intelligence Research and Education Initiative at UT

Lynne Parker is returning to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, after completing a four-year post as deputy United States chief technology officer and director of the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office within the White House. In that role, Parker oversaw the development and implementation of the national artificial intelligence strategy.

Starting September 6, Parker will serve as associate vice chancellor and director of the new AI Tennessee Initiative at UT, where she will lead the university’s strategic vision and strategy for multidisciplinary artificial intelligence education and research. The initiative is designed to increase UT’s funded research, expand the number of students developing interdisciplinary skills and competencies related to AI, and position the university and the state of Tennessee as national and global leaders in the data-intensive knowledge economy.

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