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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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NRC issues strategic plan for reviewing AI in nuclear applications
To help plan and prepare for new technologies involving artificial intelligence, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released its Artificial Intelligence Strategic Plan (NUREG-2261) for fiscal years 2023–2027.
The NRC said that it expects license applications that include the use of AI technologies to be submitted to the agency for review and approval within the next few years. The strategic plan is meant to help ensure that NRC staff are prepared to review and evaluate such applications.
In the foreword, the NRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research director Raymond Furstenau introduces the strategic plan, writing, “We recognize that interest in AI is growing rapidly in both the public and private sectors. As such, I think [it] is important to lay the groundwork needed to ensure the safe and secure use of AI in NRC-regulated activities.”
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Sunset Deck |6:00–8:00PM PDT
Mix Lounge at the Hilton Anaheim |8:30–10:00PM PDT
Pacific C |11:00AM–1:00PM PDT
Roy's Restaurant |6:00–9:00PM PDT
Pacific A |8:00–10:00PM PDT
Pacific C |7:30–8:00AM PDT
Pacific C |6:00–9:30PM PDT
Pacific A |3:15–5:00PM PDT
Huntington BC |5:00–6:00PM PDT
Grand Theater Grand Ballroom |6:00–9:00PM PDT