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Gonzalez Introduces Bill to Establish a joint U.S.-Israel Artificial Intelligence Center in the United States

Washington, D.C. , September 3, 2021

Today, U.S. Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), Mike Waltz (FL-06), Grace Meng (NY-06), and Dean Phillips (MN-03), introduced legislation to create a U.S.-Israel Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research and Development Center to further bilateral cooperation in AI and contribute to the advancement of this critical field. The bill directs the U.S. Secretary of State, in consultation with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the heads of other relevant U.S. agencies, to establish a joint U.S.-Israel AI Center in the United States. The Center will serve as a hub for robust research and development in AI across the public, private and education sectors in the two nations.

This bill is a companion to legislation introduced in the Senate by Senators Rubio, Cantwell, Blackburn, and Rosen.

“Israel is our most important and closest ally in the Middle East, and we need to make sure that our partnership in joint-security also extends into emerging technology,” Gonzalez said. “We know that the development of effective artificial intelligence is crucial to both ours and Israel’s national interests. I am proud to co-lead this bill with my colleague to establish the United States–Israel Artificial Intelligence Center in the United States.”

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