AI in transportation: USDOT seeks input on potential applications

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Infrastructure (ARPA-I) has its eye set firmly on the effects AI could have on transportation; a technology that Warren Buffett has recently compared to nuclear weapons.

USDOT posted a request for information (RFI) regarding AI on the Federal Register earlier this month. It’s asking for information on the potential applications of AI in transportation and what challenges and opportunities it could create. The department says it hopes to get input from a broad mix of stakeholders. Comments must be received by July 2.

The RFI is in response to President Joe Biden’s October 2023 Executive Order entitled “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence.”

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