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National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC)


The National AI Initiative Act of 2020 calls for the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the Director of National Intelligence, to establish the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC). The NAIAC is tasked with advising the President and the National AI Initiative Office on topics related to the National AI Initiative.

The statute directs NAIAC to provide recommendations on topics including the current state of U.S. AI competitiveness; progress in implementing the Initiative; the state of science around AI; issues related to AI workforce; how to leverage Initiative resources; the need to update the Initiative; the balance of activities and funding across the Initiative; the adequacy of the National AI R&D strategic plan; management, coordination, and activities of the Initiative; adequacy of addressing societal issues; opportunities for international cooperation; issues related to accountability and legal rights; and how AI can enhance opportunities for diverse geographic regions.

Objectives and Scope

The Committee is to provide advice to the President and the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office on matters related to the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative. The purposes of the Initiative are:

  1. ensuring continued United States leadership in artificial intelligence research and development;
  2. leading the world in the development and use of trustworthy artificial intelligence systems in the public and private sectors;
  3. preparing the present and future United States workforce for the integration of artificial intelligence systems across all sectors of the economy and society; and
  4. coordinating ongoing artificial intelligence research, development, and demonstration activities among the civilian agencies, the Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community to ensure that each informs the work of the others.

The NAIAC main website, including information about members and meetings, is located here.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides management support to the Committee. For more information, contact naiac [at] (naiac[at]nist[dot]gov).


Created September 14, 2021, Updated July 13, 2023