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Center for Data Innovation Applauds Introduction of the TAME Extreme Weather Act

by Hodan Omaar

WASHINGTON— The Center for Data Innovation welcomes the introduction of the Transformational AI to Modernize the Economy (TAME) against Extreme Weather Act. The Center issued the following statement from its senior policy analyst, Hodan Omaar:

The TAME Extreme Weather Act—legislation that requires the federal government to use AI for addressing extreme weather—is an example of the type of forward-looking AI policy the United States sorely needs. Among the growing corpus of AI regulatory actions, very few embrace a positive view of AI and seek to use it to shape how we fight disease, tackle hunger, manage our lives, or enrich our minds. AI offers enormous societal and economic benefits, but realizing these benefits requires more than just public and private investments in the development of AI; the United States also needs a multipronged national AI adoption strategy to ensure these opportunities are translated into all the areas where they can make a positive difference in people’s lives.


The TAME Act is an excellent—and necessary—step toward this goal. Accelerating public sector adoption of AI is one of the most straightforward and effective steps Congress can take to spur AI progress. This bill focuses on specific actions the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) should take in environmental sciences and climate, and its proactive approach should serve as a blueprint for policymakers across various sectors, including healthcare, transportation, and education. Doing so will ensure that AI’s benefits are maximized across all facets of society, ultimately leading to tangible improvements in people’s lives.

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