WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) joined a bipartisan group of members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, led by Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) and Ranking Member Jim Himes (CT-04), on a trip to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The purpose of the trip was to meet with Professor Anantha P. Chandrakasan, Dean of MITs School of Engineering, Professor Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean of MIT’s Schwarzman College of Computing, and other MIT faculty members to learn more about artificial intelligence and technological innovation in the context of U.S. national security. The members were able to speak with some of MIT’s leading professors and hear about cutting-edge technology and how it will impact our nation’s future.

“As our nation and the world adjust to the presence of artificial intelligence, it is crucial that we work with technology experts to guarantee that lawmakers are prepared to address the challenges, implications, and opportunities that these innovations put before us,” said Congressman Fitzpatrick. “I’m proud to stand with members of the committee on both sides of the aisle to protect national security and ensure the United States remains a top competitor with respect to technology and intelligence.”

“As artificial intelligence and quantum computing continue to reshape the world, it is crucial for lawmakers to have a better understanding of their implications and potential,” said Chairman Mike Turner and Ranking Member Jim Himes. “Our bipartisan trip serves as a testament to the House Intelligence Committee’s dedication to bridging the knowledge gap and ensuring that Congress is prepared to address the challenges and opportunities that will arise. With countries like Russia and China investing in these technologies, the United States needs to harness the full potential of both AI and quantum computing to drive economic growth, enhance national security, and improve the daily lives of Americans. Thank you to MIT for arranging for our committee to meet with experts in the field and helping foster a bipartisan conversation on the importance of technology-focused policy and research.”