Comments to OMB on Federal Data and Models for AI R&D

The Center for Data Innovation filed comments in response to a request for information from the Office of Management and Budget on identifying priority access or quality improvements for federal data and models for artificial intelligence (AI) research and development (R&D) and testing.

In these comments, the Center notes that federal data and models can serve as an incredibly important public resource for the advancement of AI, and it is encouraging that OMB is exploring how the federal government provides this resource. To maximize the effectiveness of this initiative, OMB should institutionalize a demand-driven framework that establishes a permanent channel for industry, academia, and other AI stakeholders to help identify and prioritize the publication of and improvements to the highest-value models.