Statement by NSCAI Chair Dr. Eric Schmidt and Vice Chair Sec. Robert O. Work on Senate passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act:
The United States is in a global technology competition. Our economic competitiveness and national security both hinge on the outcome of this competition.
“The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s (NSCAI) Final Report calls for a national strategy to reorganize the government, reorient the nation, and rally our closest allies and partners to defend and lead in the coming era of AI and emerging technology-enabled competition and conflict.
Senate passage of the bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is a giant step in this direction. With provisions enhancing commercially-applicable investments in R&D at DARPA, NSF, and NIST, and a renewed focus on reinvigorating our domestic semiconductor industry, it will surely improve U.S. technological competitiveness and help America retain its technological edge.
We urge the House to follow suit and pass this critical piece of legislation without delay to ensure a more secure and prosperous future for the American people.”