This series examines the impacts of AI across government, from R&D spending to mission delivery.
Federal agencies aim to advance their use of artificial intelligence and accompanying emerging technologies, like machine learning, in the coming years. While there are some examples of nascent uses of AI across government already, agencies are aware they must set goals and prioritize policies that intelligently usher in the technology before its maximum potential can be fulfilled.
The U.S. Postal Service, for example, will focus on AI and its potential over the coming decade to better serve its hundreds of millions of customers. Similarly, the Department of Homeland Security’s science and tech arm spent almost a year drafting an artificial intelligence and machine learning framework that will guide the agency’s enterprisewide pursuits of those technologies for the coming years. The government’s standard-setting body, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is engaging external stakeholders as it works to develop an AI risk management framework that could later inform and benefit agencies seeking to make use of the emerging technology.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration seems aware that optimal technology outcomes require the proper personnel in place, and is staffing up various advisory committees with a diverse collective of AI experts.
In this ebook, Nextgov examines these developments and how they may shape the future of AI across government.