John Delaney on Technology
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
National AI Strategy focused on security
On Artificial Intelligence: We need a National AI Strategy focused on employment, security, and ethics. The U.S. must create a whole of government strategy that will provide the tools and skills necessary for the country to win the international
AI race. For that to occur, the U.S. must:
Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website JohnDelaney.com
, May 2, 2019
- Prioritize resources to eliminate gaps in national abilities compared to other high-tech countries
- Invest in areas of research that deserve additional funding
Develop incentives for high-tech professionals to work for the government
- Support an immigration system that values high-tech professionals
- Crack down on international intellectual property (IP) theft
Advance AI defense capabilities to ensure the U.S. can defend against future technological threats
- Lead the international community in establishing rules of engagement to ensure the technology does not lead to a lower threshold for violence
Bipartisanship on infrastructure, digital privacy, and more
The former technology executive did what he had to make his pitch for moderation and accord. "I don't think bipartisanship is a dirty word," he said.
He ticked off six possible areas of common ground he thinks
both parties could find if he's president--a carbon tax; infrastructure spending; criminal justice reform; immigration reform; digital privacy and a new national service programme. You have to admit, he's an optimist.
Source: BBC.com on 2020 Democratic primary contenders at 2019 SXSW
, Mar 12, 2019
National strategy for artificial intelligence & automation
By 2030, 50 million jobs in our country could be displaced or fundamentally changed because of artificial intelligence and automation.
I've called for a national artificial intelligence strategy. Our national AI strategy should focus on work, it should focus on national security.
It should focus on privacy. And it should focus on programming bias, meaning the machines that are going to make all the decisions that human beings have historically made.
We've had a hard time getting the bias out of our human-based society. I worry it's going to be programmed into all the machines.
Source: CNN Town Hall on 2020 Democratic presidential primary
, Mar 10, 2019
Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government.
- CISPA conducts federal cybersecurity activities to provide shared situational awareness enabling integrated operational actions to protect, prevent, and recover from cyber incidents.
Proponent's Argument for voting Yes:
Opponent's Argument for voting No:
- Rep. SINEMA: We need a 21st century solution for this 21st century problem. This bill ensures that research and development, intellectual property, and software code is no longer being stolen by China, Iran, and Russia.
- Rep. MAFFEI: We've already seen state actors like the People's Republic of China pursue widespread data theft from American computer networks. This is a clear and present danger.
Reference: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act;
; vote number 13-HV117
on Apr 18, 2013
- Rep. McNERNEY: I'm concerned with the civil protections not required in H.R. 624. Businesses should be required to remove personally identifiable information before submitting data to Federal agencies.
- CNet.com: Rep. Ron Paul warned that
CISPA represents the "latest assault on Internet freedom"; that "CISPA is Big Brother writ large." CISPA would permit, but not require, Internet companies to hand over confidential customer records to federal agencies. What sparked the privacy worries--including opposition from the ACLU and the Republican Liberty Caucus--is the section of CISPA that says "notwithstanding any other provision of law." By including the word "notwithstanding," CISPA's drafters intended to make their legislation trump all existing laws. It would render irrelevant wiretap laws, Web companies' privacy policies, and more.
- Rep. LOFGREN: CISPA could allow any private company to share vast amounts of sensitive, private data about its customers with the government. CISPA would override all other privacy laws, and allow a private company to share nearly anything--from the contents of private emails to medical records--as long as it "directly pertains to" a broadly defined "cyber threat."
Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects.
Delaney co-sponsored TIGER Grants Act
Congressional Summary: TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act: Congress finds the following:
An additional amount for National Infrastructure Investments of $1 billion shall become available, and shall be exempt from any sequestration.
- The economy is struggling to recover from the recession. The unemployment rate is nearly 8%.
- The American Society of Civil Engineers' 2009 Report Card for America's Infrastructure estimated that there is a $549 billion shortfall in investments in roads and bridges and an additional $190 billion shortfall in investments in transit.
- TIGER, formally known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant program, is a nationwide competitive grant program that creates jobs by funding investments in transportation infrastructure.
Opponent's argument against bill:(The Reason Foundation, July 6, 2012):
The US Constitution authorizes
Congress "to regulate Commerce...among the several States." However, the five non-motorized transportation projects, the six transit projects and the six multimodal projects TIGER Grants have funded serve no national need. Some of the port, passenger rai
Source: H.R.1124 13-H1124 on Mar 13, 2013
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