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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7096

  To establish the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource 
                  Task Force, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              June 4, 2020

    Ms. Eshoo (for herself, Mr. Gonzalez of Ohio, and Ms. Sherrill) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                     Science, Space, and Technology

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                                 A BILL


 
  To establish the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource 
                  Task Force, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``National AI Research Resource Task 
Force Act of 2020''.

SEC. 2. NATIONAL AI RESEARCH RESOURCE TASK FORCE.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) National artificial intelligence research resource.--
        The term ``national artificial intelligence research resource'' 
        mean a system that provides researchers and students across 
        scientific fields and disciplines with access to compute 
        resources, co-located with publicly available, artificial 
        intelligence-ready government and nongovernment data sets and a 
        research environment with appropriate educational tools and 
        user support.
            (2) Ownership.--The term ``ownership'', with respect to a 
        national artificial intelligence research resource, means 
        responsibility and accountability for--
                    (A) the implementation, deployment, and ongoing 
                development of the resource; and
                    (B) providing staff to support such implementation, 
                deployment, and ongoing development.
    (b) Establishment of Task Force.--
            (1) Establishment.--
                    (A) In general.--The Director of the National 
                Science Foundation, in coordination with the Director 
                of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, shall 
                establish a task force--
                            (i) to investigate the feasibility and 
                        advisability of establishing a national 
                        artificial intelligence research resource; and
                            (ii) to propose a roadmap detailing how 
                        such resource should be established and 
                        sustained.
                    (B) Designation.--The task force established by 
                subparagraph (A) shall be known as the ``National 
                Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force'' 
                (in this section referred to as the ``Task Force'').
            (2) Membership.--
                    (A) Composition.--The Task Force shall be composed 
                of 12 members selected by the co-chairpersons of the 
                Task Force from among technical experts in artificial 
                intelligence or related subjects, of whom--
                            (i) 4 shall be representatives from the 
                        Federal Government, including the co-
                        chairpersons of the Task Force;
                            (ii) 4 shall be representatives from 
                        institutions of higher educations (as such term 
                        is defined in section 101 of the Higher 
                        Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001)); and
                            (iii) 4 shall be representatives from 
                        private organizations.
                    (B) Appointment.--Not later than 120 days after 
                enactment of this Act, the co-chairpersons of the Task 
                Force shall appoint members to the Task Force pursuant 
                to subparagraph (A).
                    (C) Term of appointment.--Members of the Task Force 
                shall be appointed for the life of the Task Force.
                    (D) Vacancy.--Any vacancy occurring in the 
                membership of the Task Force shall be filled in the 
                same manner in which the original appointment was made.
                    (E) Co-chairpersons.--The Director of the Office of 
                Science and Technology Policy and the Director of the 
                National Sciences Foundation, or their designees, shall 
                be the co-chairpersons of the Task Force. If the role 
                of the Director of the National Science Foundation is 
                vacant, the Chair of the National Science Board shall 
                act as a co-chairperson of the Task Force in lieu of 
                the Director of the National Science Foundation.
                    (F) Expenses for non-federal members.--Non-Federal 
                members of the Task Force shall be allowed travel 
                expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at 
                rates authorized for employees under subchapter I of 
                chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away 
                from their homes or regular places of business in the 
                performance of services for the Task Force.
    (c) Roadmap and Implementation Plan.--
            (1) In general.--The Task Force shall develop a coordinated 
        roadmap and implementation plan for establishing and sustaining 
        a national artificial intelligence research resource.
            (2) Contents.--The roadmap and plan required by paragraph 
        (1) shall include the following:
                    (A) Goals for establishment and sustainment of a 
                national artificial intelligence research resource and 
                metrics for success.
                    (B) A plan for ownership and administration of such 
                resource, including--
                            (i) an appropriate agency or organization 
                        responsible for the implementation, deployment, 
                        and administration of the resource; and
                            (ii) a governance structure for the 
                        resource, including oversight and 
                        decisionmaking authorities.
                    (C) A model for governance and oversight to 
                establish strategic direction, make programmatic 
                decisions, and manage the allocation of resources.
                    (D) Capabilities required to create and maintain a 
                shared computing infrastructure to facilitate access to 
                computing resources for researchers across the country, 
                including scalability, secured access control, resident 
                data engineering and curation expertise, provision of 
                curated, data sets, compute resources, educational 
                tools and services, and a user interface portal.
                    (E) An assessment of, and recommend solutions to, 
                barriers to the dissemination and use of high-quality 
                government data sets as part of the national artificial 
                intelligence research resource.
                    (F) An assessment of security requirements 
                associated with the national artificial intelligence 
                research resource and its research and a recommendation 
                for a framework for the management of access controls.
                    (G) An assessment of privacy and civil liberties 
                requirements associated with the national artificial 
                intelligence research resource and its research.
                    (H) A plan for sustaining the national artificial 
                intelligence research resource, including through 
                Federal funding and partnerships with the private 
                sector.
                    (I) The parameters for the establishment and 
                sustainment of the national artificial intelligence 
                research resource, including roles and responsibilities 
                for Federal agencies and milestones to establish and 
                sustain the resource.
    (d) Consultations.--In carrying out subsection (c), the Task Force 
shall consult with the following:
            (1) The National Science Foundation.
            (2) The Office of Science and Technology Policy.
            (3) The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and 
        Medicine.
            (4) The National Institute of Standards and Technology.
            (5) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
            (6) The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.
            (7) The Department of Energy.
            (8) The Department of Defense.
            (9) The General Services Administration.
            (10) Private industry.
            (11) Institutions of higher education.
            (12) Such other persons as the Task Force considers 
        appropriate.
    (e) Staff.--Staff of the Task Force shall comprise detailees with 
expertise in artificial intelligence, or related fields from the Office 
of Science and Technology Policy, the National Science Foundation, or 
any other Federal agency the co-chairpersons consider appropriate, with 
the consent of the head of the Federal agency. The co-chairpersons may 
hire staff from outside the Federal government for the duration of the 
task force.
    (f) Task Force Reports.--
            (1) Initial report.--Not later than 6 months after the date 
        on which all of the appointments have been made under 
        subsection (b)(2)(B), the Task Force shall submit to Congress 
        and the President an interim report containing the findings, 
        conclusions, and recommendations of the Task Force. The report 
        shall include specific recommendations regarding steps the Task 
        Force believes necessary for the establishment and sustainment 
        of a national artificial intelligence research resource.
            (2) Final report.--Not later than 3 months after the 
        submittal of the interim report under paragraph (1), the Task 
        Force shall submit to Congress and the President a final report 
        containing the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of 
        the Task Force, including the specific recommendations 
        developed under subsection (c).
    (g) Termination.--
            (1) In general.--The Task Force shall terminate 90 days 
        after the date on which it submits the final report under 
        subsection (f)(2).
            (2) Records.--Upon termination of the Task Force, all of 
        its records shall become the records of the National Archives 
        and Records Administration.
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