DSU President Speaks on AI in Front of US Senate

Dakota State University President Dr. José-Marie Griffiths moderated a briefing on artificial intelligence (AI) for members of the United States Senate on Wednesday, July 26. The briefing was the third bipartisan education session hosted by the Senate’s AI working group, led by Senator Mike Rounds. Griffiths was invited by Rounds to moderate the briefing.

Griffiths says that with so many questions about where AI is heading and how it will change the world, it is important that our leaders and policymakers understand AI technology.

For many years, Rounds has been involved in promoting the work done by students at DSU, which is consistently recognized for their three Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, Research, and Cyber Operations. There are only ten institutions in the United States that have all three of these designations. The Senate’s FY 2024 NDAA contains language that helps further the working relationship between the Department of Defense and institutions like DSU. In June, Rounds helped finalize an Educational Partnership Agreement between DSU and Army Cyber.