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  • Genetics/Genomics
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  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

To prohibit the CIA from using an unmanned aerial vehicle to carry out a weapons strike or other deliberately lethal action and to transfer the authority to conduct such strikes or lethal action to the Department of Defense (HR 487, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Prohibits the Central Intelligence Agency from using unmanned aerial vehicles to carry out weapons strikes or other deliberately lethal action and transfers the authority to conduct such strikes or lethal actions to the Department of Defense.

Updated last October 24, 2017
for the 01/12/2017 version of HR 487

Innovation Corps Act of 2017 (HR 1576, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Establishes a grant program for workers displaced by automation and creates an Innovation Corps that allows recent college graduates to volunteer in a job-training program for workers displaced by automation.

Updated last October 17, 2017
for the 03/16/2017 version of HR 1576.

Military Asset Protection Act (HR 1968, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Gives the Department of Defense more jurisdiction to protect military-related entities from unmanned aircraft.

Updated last August 4, 2017
for the 04/06/2017 version of HR 1968.

Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy

  • Government
  • Executive
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Recommends policy responses to the projected effects of artificial intelligence-driven automation on the US job market and economy.

Updated last July 6, 2017
for the 12/20/2016 version of the report.

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (HR 2810 / S 1519, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction; establishes certain requirements and programs related to traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, artificial intelligence, drones, and biological engineering / genetic enhancement.

Updated last July 7, 2017
for the 07/06/2017 version of HR 2810.

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