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AI could help Congress schedule and find unexpected consensus, expert says

July 29, 2022

Via: FCW

House lawmakers charged with improving the policymaking process held a hearing on Thursday to discuss some innovative proposals for modernizing Congress, including the potential benefits of using artificial intelligence and machine learning to streamline congressional schedules and committee calendars.

Established at the start of the 116th Congress in 2019, the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress is tasked with identifying and recommending steps that can be taken to modernize congressional operations. While the committee has primarily focused its work on more feasible legislative reforms, Chairman Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., said that discussing larger, more unorthodox approaches to improving Congress has been one of the panel’s priorities since its inception.

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