Best Practices for Building the AI Development Platform in Government 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  The AI stack defined by Carnegie Mellon University is fundamental to the approach being taken by the US Army for its AI development platform efforts, according to Isaac Faber, Chief Data Scientist at the US Army AI Integration Center, speaking at the AI World Government event held in-person and virtually […]

Advance Trustworthy AI and ML, and Identify Best Practices for Scaling AI 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor   Advancing trustworthy AI and machine learning to mitigate agency risk is a priority for the US Department of Energy (DOE), and identifying best practices for implementing AI at scale is a priority for the US General Services Administration (GSA).   That’s what attendees learned in two sessions at the AI […]

Promise and Perils of Using AI for Hiring: Guard Against Data Bias 

By AI Trends Staff   While AI in hiring is now widely used for writing job descriptions, screening candidates, and automating interviews, it poses a risk of wide discrimination if not implemented carefully.  Keith Sonderling, Commissioner, US Equal Opportunity Commission That was the message from Keith Sonderling, Commissioner with the US Equal Opportunity Commision, speaking at the AI […]

Predictive Maintenance Proving Out as Successful AI Use Case 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor   More companies are successfully exploiting predictive maintenance systems that combine AI and IoT sensors to collect data that anticipates breakdowns and recommends preventive action before break or machines fail, in a demonstration of an AI use case with proven value.   This growth is reflected in optimistic market forecasts. […]

Novelty In The Game Of Go Provides Bright Insights For AI And Autonomous Vehicles 

By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider   We already expect that humans to exhibit flashes of brilliance. It might not happen all the time, but the act itself is welcomed and not altogether disturbing when it occurs.    What about when Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to display an act of novelty? Any such instance is bound to get our attention; […]

Getting Government AI Engineers to Tune into AI Ethics Seen as Challenge 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor   Engineers tend to see things in unambiguous terms, which some may call Black and White terms, such as a choice between right or wrong and good and bad. The consideration of ethics in AI is highly nuanced, with vast gray areas, making it  challenging for AI software engineers to […]

Digital Natives Seen Having Advantages as Part of Government AI Engineering Teams 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor   AI is more accessible to young people in the workforce who grew up as ‘digital natives’ with Alexa and self-driving cars as part of the landscape, giving them expectations grounded in their experience of what is possible.   That idea set the foundation for a panel discussion at AI World […]

How Accountability Practices Are Pursued by AI Engineers in the Federal Government  

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor    Two experiences of how AI developers within the federal government are pursuing AI accountability practices were outlined at the AI World Government event held virtually and in-person this week in Alexandria, Va.  Taka Ariga, chief data scientist and director, US Government Accountability Office Taka Ariga, chief data scientist and director at the US Government Accountability […]

Startup: AssemblyAI Represents New Generation Speech Recognition 

By AI Trends Staff   Advances in the AI behind speech recognition are driving growth in the market, attracting venture capital and funding startups, posing challenges to established players.   The growing acceptance and use of speech recognition devices are driving the market, which according to an estimate by Meticulous Research is expected to reach $26.8 billion […]

Pursuing Autonomous Cars Raises Anguish On Surfacing Taboo AI Forbidden Fruit 

By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider     Are there things that we must not know?    This is an age-old question. Some assert that there is the potential for knowledge that ought to not be known. In other words, there are ideas, concepts, or mental formulations that should we become aware of that knowledge it could be […]