Conrad Tucker(opens in new window), a professor of mechanical engineering(opens in new window) at Carnegie Mellon University, will serve on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's new Commission on Artificial Intelligence Competition, Inclusion, and Innovation.
Tucker joins other artificial intelligence (AI) experts and thought leaders from academia and the public and private sectors. Together, they will work to advance U.S. leadership in the use and regulation of AI technology.
"The establishment of this commission is extremely timely, as AI becomes more integrated into our lives. It is therefore critical that the voices and input from people across society be reflected in the U.S. vision and strategy for AI," said Tucker. "The involvement of academia, industry and government in this effort highlights the multidisciplinary perspectives that are needed to advance AI strategies that maintain U.S. leadership in this domain."
Co-chaired by former Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) and Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-NJ), the AI Commission will research and recommend artificial intelligence policies as it relates to regulation, international research and development competitiveness, and future jobs.
The Commission plans to seek input from all relevant stakeholders, meet with top researchers, and conduct field hearings before recommending AI policy solutions. The goal is to ensure that the United States continues to lead in innovation while fostering fairness in deploying this revolutionary technology.
Tucker directs the Artificial Intelligence in Products Engineered for X (AiPEX(opens in new window)) Lab in Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering(opens in new window). His research explores the use of machine learning methods that predictively improve the outcome of engineered-systems through the acquisition, fusion and mining of large-scale, disparate data.
A former member of the Advisory Committee for the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, Tucker has served as a principal and co-principal investigator on funded grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
As the AI commission's work gets underway, Tucker says he is excited and honored to serve.