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The building blocks of artificial intelligence for government

How can organizations build and execute artificial intelligence strategies, addressing current and future mission needs?

Tune in July 30th, to Government Matters’ webinar “Building Blocks of AI – Government Innovations” to hear how federal agencies are actively preparing data to take advantage of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. Sponsored by AWS, this hour-long, two-part webinar features technology decision makers from federal civilian agencies and the U.S. Department of Defense discussing mission-critical applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Webinar speakers include:

  • Tod Dabolt, Chief Data Officer, Department of Interior
  • Ted Kaouk, Chief Data Officer, USDA
  • Capt. Michael Kanaan, Co-Chair for Artificial Intelligence, U.S. Air Force
  • David Levy, VP of U.S. Government, Amazon Web Services
  • Brett McMillen, General Manager, U.S. Federal Civilian and Ground Station, Amazon Web Services
  • Keith Nakasone, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, IT Acquisition, GSA
  • Jesse Rowlands, Data Scientist, Analytics Center of Excellence, Defense Logistics Agency
  • Capt. Patrick Schreiber, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center
  • Elham Tabassi, Acting Chief of Staff, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST

From flood predictions and financial management to predictive modeling and contact centers, these agencies are using machine learning in the cloud to build AI applications that improve the citizen experience. But first, agencies must have access to machine learning technologies, like Amazon SageMaker, and understand their current data.

“Having a one-off AI project to answer a specific question is one thing. Having the capability where your data is organized and cataloged in a way that you can take advantage of it through multiple projects at a greater economy of scale is what we’re really driving towards – and specifically that learning agenda is critical to thinking about what are the senior leaders questions that need to be answered and how are we going to structure our data holdings in a way that provides that evidence,” said Ted Kaouk, Chief Data Officer, USDA.

Learn more about building with AI and secure your spot for our complimentary webinar on Tuesday, July 30th at 2pm EDT. Receive 1 CPE accreditation.