National AI Research Resource Task Force Act / National Cloud Computing Task Force Act - H.R.7096 / S.3890

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Overview
Purpose: 
"A bill to establish the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force, and for other purposes."
Primary sponsors: 
Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) / Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
Latest major action: 
H.R.7096 included as part of the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
Summary of Selected Provisions
  • Directs the National Science Foundation and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to create a twelve-member task force that will investigate the feasibility of establishing a “national artificial intelligence research resource”
  • The resource is defined as “a system that provides researchers and students across scientific fields and disciplines with access to compute resources, co-located with publicly available, artificial intelligence-ready government and nongovernment data sets and a research environment with appropriate educational tools and user support”
  • Requires the task force to develop an implementation plan for the resource that includes a governance structure, metrics for success, and an assessment of the challenges to creating and sustaining such a resource
  • Requires the task force to consist of four representatives from the federal government, four from institutions of higher education, and four from private organizations
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
Bill introduced
06/04/2020
Actions on the Senate bill: 
Bill introduced
06/04/2020
Status update: 

H.R.7096 included as part of the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021