UT’s Lynne Parker Gives Guidance to Congress on AI Technology
When national leaders needed an expert on the future of artificial intelligence and the national security challenges it presents, they called on UT Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Lynne Parker.
Parker testified recently at a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing focused on the use of AI by government agencies. Her remarks and recommendations garnered coverage from a wide range of media including FedScoop, Federal Times, Politico, and Computerworld.
A former advisor to the White House who spent four years leading the development of a national AI strategy, Parker returned to UT last year to launch our new AI Tennessee initiative. Her leadership and reputation as a foremost expert on the emerging technology, as well as the ethics and public policy surrounding it, made her an ideal resource for congressional leaders.
We are always proud when our faculty are called upon for their expertise and leadership. And in this case, Parker’s credibility in the field of AI technology and policy gives additional weight to the work she is leading here at UT. Among its goals, the AI Tennessee Initiative will bring AI literacy to students and faculty across disciplines and infuse our understanding of the technology into curricula across the university.
I am proud of Associate Vice Chancellor Parker for her leadership and willingness to serve our country and our university.