National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Holds Plenary Session


WASHINGTON, DC – The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) held its fifth plenary session yesterday in Washington, DC. As part of the plenary, the Commission also participated in a table top exercise hosted by the Department of Defense’s Joint Staff designed to push participants to react to national security challenges posed by artificial intelligence and seek ways to resolve them.

Following the table top exercise, Commissioners reviewed the draft classified annex to the Commission’s November 2019 interim report, approved the staff recommended working group realignment proposal, and discussed opportunities for public engagement.

The Commission is an independent federal entity, and its goal is to complement and strengthen ongoing AI-related efforts in the executive branch and Congress, while also making additional recommendations related to the Federal government’s integration of artificial intelligence into national security programs. The Commission and its staff have received more than 200 classified and unclassified briefings since the Commission began work in March 2019 and they will continue to reach out to academia, industry, non-profits, associations, and government to formulate recommendations for the final report.