September 28, 2022

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White Home Deputy CTO and Nationwide AI Director Lynne Parker to step down

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Nihal Krishan

Dr. Lynne Parker, Deputy Chief Know-how Workplace and Director of the Nationwide Synthetic Intelligence Initiative Workplace all through the White Home, launched Monday that she’s leaving her authorities publish. 

She is predicted to return to academia as a professor all through the Division of Electrical Engineering and Pc Science on the College of Tennessee, Knoxville. It’s not clear however who will change Parker all through the White Home’s AI office.

“I’m this week concluding my 6-year service within the U.S. Authorities – 4 years within the White Home Workplace of Science and Know-how Coverage (2018-2022) and two years on the Nationwide Science Basis (2015-2016),” Parker said in an announcement on LinkedIn referring to her departure Monday morning.

“My purpose has at all times been to advance #AI initiatives and coverage to the good thing about the American folks, and certainly our world.  I’m pleased with the accomplishments we have now revamped three Administrations, along with colleagues from throughout authorities, academia, and trade,” she added.

Parker, along with Winter Casey, was named deputy U.S. chief expertise officer in November 2019, and beforehand served as assistant director for artificial intelligence all through the Trump administration.

Parker beforehand spent over 20 years educating on the College of Tennessee, along with plenty of excessive administration roles all through the Tickle School of Engineering. She moreover beforehand served on the Nationwide Science Basis as Division Director of Info and Clever Programs.

She started her career at Oak Ridge Nationwide Laboratory as a distinguished evaluation and enchancment employees member. She obtained her PhD in Pc Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how. 

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The Nationwide AI Initiative Workplace, launched in January 2021 under President Donald Trump, is accountable for coordinating artificial intelligence evaluation and policymaking all through authorities, commerce and academia. It’s focused on implementing a nationwide AI approach as directed by the Nationwide Protection Authorization Act of 2021, to increase evaluation funding, improve entry to computing and data sources, set technical necessities, assemble a workforce, and engage with allies.

The White Home Workplace of Administration and Price range (OMB) which handles personnel points for the Government Workplace of the President of the USA (EOP) had not responded to a request for comment on the time of publication.

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