Deputy US CTO Lynne Parker, leading federal AI expert, leaving government

A top artificial intelligence expert in the Obama, Trump and Biden administrations is leaving government. Lynne Parker, the deputy U.S. chief technology officer and director of the White House’s National AI Initiative Office, is returning to academia after seven years of federal service. Parker helped stand up the National AI Initiative Office last year, meant to help put federal AI research and development resources in the hands of more industry and academic partners. She’s also led efforts to develop the first federal R&D strategic plan, as well as subsequent updates.