U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today announced the selection of Dakota State University President Dr. José-Marie Griffiths to serve as a member of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, which was included in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The independent commission was established to review advances in artificial intelligence, related machine learning developments, and associated technologies.
“I’m honored to select Dr. Griffiths to serve on the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence,” said Thune. “As chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, I’ve had the privilege of working with Dr. Griffiths and have invited her to testify in front of our committee on several occasions. She is passionate about expanding educational and research opportunities in computer science and cybersecurity and developing a tech-enabled workforce. I’m certain she will be a strong asset to the commission.”Griffiths, who has testified multiple times in front of the Commerce Committee, has served as the president of Dakota State University, a leader in science and technology, since 2015. Griffiths has worked in higher education for more than 30 years, focusing her academic research on the use of information technology in higher education, the contribution of technology and informatics, and health informatics.