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April 02, 2024 Speech/Testimony
Building an Ecosystem for AI Accountability At NTIA, our goal is to make sure important technologies – from broadband to spectrum to emerging innovations like AI – are developed in the service of people and progress. Today, there is no better example of that challenge than the conversation around machine learning and artificial intelligence. Responsible AI innovation can – and will – bring enormous benefits to people. It is going to transform every corner of our economy, from advances in medicine to precision agriculture. But we will only realize the promise of AI if we also address the serious risks it raises today. Those include concerns about safety, security, privacy, discrimination and bias. Risks from disinformation. Impact on the labor market. These are not hypothetical, long-term risks; these are risks that exist right now.
March 22, 2024 Speech/Testimony
At NTIA, tech policy is what we do. Our focus is making sure important technologies – from broadband to spectrum to emerging innovations like AI – are developed in the service of people and progress.  
February 26, 2024 Speech/Testimony

The Governments of the United States, Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and the United Kingdom concur on these shared principles for the research and development of 6G wireless communication systems; and recognize that by working together we can support open, free, global, interoperable, reliable, resilient, and secure connectivity.

January 12, 2024 Speech/Testimony
It is terrific to be back at CES. Not to date myself too much, but my first CES was something like 20 years ago. I do love walking the floor. And it is gratifying for NTIA to see how so much of our work – spectrum, broadband, AI policy – is reflected as an enabler of the innovations here.
January 12, 2024 Speech/Testimony
Today, we will discuss the future of wireless innovation. I want to start by underscoring just how critical this technology is. 5G networks and successor technologies will create new opportunities for our economy, for education and for healthcare.
December 13, 2023 Speech/Testimony
We are here today because of the growing power of technology in our daily lives.  Advances in AI and machine learning systems have captured the public’s imagination, and rightly so.
December 04, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Since my last appearance before the Subcommittee in May, we have made considerable progress toward the bipartisan initiatives that Congress tasked to NTIA.
October 25, 2023 Speech/Testimony
We’re here today because connecting everyone to the Internet is the first step to building an inclusive digital society.  Being able to engage in one’s own language is key to meaningful connectivity. Making the Internet multilingual will support meaningful connectivity and digital inclusion, and that is what we are here to explore today.
July 07, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you for inviting me to discuss this historic moment and the Biden Administration’s focus on digital equity. It is wonderful to be joined by so many of my federal colleagues who are champions of digital equity. I’m grateful to our hosts at the Aspen Institute Latinos & Society for bringing us all together.
June 29, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you, Andrea. It was an honor to be with you and Patrick at the White House this week to hear the President announce the allocations. It was even better to see Prysmian fiber on stage next to him and the Vice President. 
June 14, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you, Anne-Marie. I want to thank everyone at New America, Network: On, and Public Knowledge who organized today’s event – along with our diverse and expert group of panelists and contributors. It’s wonderful to be back at New America myself, and to be among so many of the people and organizations who’ve been contributing to the success of the Internet for All program. Today kicks off the Biden-Harris Administration’s Affordable Connectivity Program Week of Action.  We have more than 300 organizations from across the country committed to raising awareness about ACP.
June 12, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Collectively, we have come a long way together since the early days of ICANN. In fact, this year marks the 25th anniversary of ICANN. As someone who was around for those early days, it’s amazing to think about how much the Internet has changed.
May 23, 2023 Speech/Testimony
The Internet is now the essential tool for communications in our modern world. It is essential for access to work. Access to education. Access to healthcare. And yet today, here in America, millions of people across the country lack access to a high-speed Internet connection or lack the means and the skills to use it.
May 04, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Welcome and thank you all for participating in today’s information session. I’d also like to thank Amanda Toman, the head of our Wireless Innovation Fund, and the rest of the team for their work on today’s event and this important initiative. We are thrilled to share details and answer questions about the launch of the first round of funding from our $1.5 billion Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund. As a starting point, we need to support American competitiveness at home and around the world. American leadership and innovation in technology has been critical to our economic and national security for decades. And our success in leading the world in wireless telecommunications is a key component of that.
April 21, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Welcome, all. I am grateful for Congresswoman Matsui and Senator Luján’s presence here today as well as the U.S. and international industry, academia, and government agencies in attendance. I look forward to discussing 6G and how we can work with our partners to promote open, interoperable, secure, and reliable approaches to this technology. 
April 11, 2023 Speech/Testimony
April 11, 2023 - Thank you, Beth. And thank you to the University of Pittsburgh for hosting this event and bringing us all together for this timely discussion on artificial intelligence. I also want to thank Ellen Goodman, who you will hear from today, as well as the other leaders of NTIA’s team for all their work on our AI initiative.
March 30, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you for that introduction and thank you all for joining us today. We’re all here because spectrum plays a central role in American life in a way that it never has before. From the cell phones in everyone’s pockets to the satellites that help predict the weather, radio spectrum plays a key part in Americans’ everyday lives. 
January 18, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you Amber. And thank you to the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy and the Center on Privacy & Technology for bringing us all together – in person and online – to discuss the need for action at the intersection of privacy and civil rights.
January 17, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Good afternoon, and thank you David for that introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here. I have been attending CES – and have been mesmerized by CES – for over 15 years. I love coming to this show. I describe it to people as a temple of innovation – an ever-changing window into the power of technology to change our world.
November 18, 2022 Speech/Testimony
In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s release of its pre-production draft map of broadband availability in the U.S., the following statement can be attributed to Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator