National Security Commission on AI hosts first meeting

By Justin Doubleday / March 13, 2019 at 12:58 PM

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence hosted its inaugural meeting earlier this week to receive briefings from the Defense Department, the Commerce Department, the intelligence community and members of Congress.

The commission met for the first time March 11 in Washington, according to a Pentagon press release.

"In close collaboration with the White House, interagency, and Congress, the commission intends to conduct plenary sessions with the commissioners throughout the year with subordinate working groups meeting more often," the release states.

The 15-member commission includes representatives from leading technology companies, as well current and former national security officials. The panel is co-chaired by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work.