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US Lawmakers Introduce Bill Promoting AI Collaboration With Five Eyes Partners

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US Lawmakers Introduce Bill Promoting AI Collaboration With Five Eyes Partners

U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill requiring the Department of Defense to work with its Five Eyes allies in developing artificial intelligence technologies.

The bill, introduced by Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., and Ro Khanna, D-Calif., requires the secretary of defense and the director of national security to create an interagency working group to develop and coordinate an AI initiative involving Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand. So far, the bill requires the U.S. leaders to report to Congress on AI-related developments and mandates the Five Eyes member that introduced an AI initiative to take charge and apply appropriate export control laws.

If the bill gets approved, the working group is expected to cover topics like AI ethics, AI-related export controls, interoperability, intelligence sharing and situational awareness, Breaking Defense reported.

Other Five Eyes members also desire to improve AI collaboration within the group.

In May, former Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said the country wants to increase cooperation in AI, quantum computing and other advanced technologies. While Canada expressed interest in working on advanced technologies, Anand was clear that Canada does not want to collaborate on nuclear components of the Australia-UK-U.S. trilateral security pact.

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