AI and Government with US Congresswoman Robin Kelly – Intel on AI Season 2, Episode 16
Congresswoman Robin Kelly is a Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee (the main policy-writing body of the House) and serves on the Health, Energy, and Consumer Protection and Commerce subcommittees. Additionally, she is a Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and serves on the national security and civil rights and civil liberties subcommittees. She also represents the Midwest (Region IV) on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the policy direction of the Democratic Caucus, and serves as a member of the House Democracy Partnership.
Committed to improving the health and wellness of vulnerable communities across the country, the Congresswoman serves as the Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, and Co-Chairs the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls. She also Co-Chairs the House Democratic Policy Group and House Tech Accountability Caucus.
The daughter of a small business owner and postal worker, Congresswoman Kelly moved to Illinois to attend Bradley University in Peoria, where she earned her B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in counseling. She later received a Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University. She lives in Matteson with her husband, Dr. Nathaniel Horn, and has two adult children, Kelly and Ryan.
In this episode of Intel on AI guest Congresswoman Robin Kelly talks with host Abigail Hing Wen, Intel AI Tech Evangelist and New York Times best-selling author, about artificial intelligence (AI) and the United States government.
Congresswoman Kelly talks about how she became involved in AI policy, introducing a bipartisan resolution to create a national AI strategy with Will Hurd (R-Texas), and educating other Congress members about the field. The two also talk about the importance of training new talent in order for America to stay competitive in a global market and why ethics in AI is crucial when considering regulation.