Episode 5: Bonus Episode with Alex Measure

Alex Measure, Economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Alex Measure, Economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Amelia Shuler

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Federal agencies are looking for potential AI use cases that can be implemented today and deliver real value. In this bonus episode, we look at how the Bureau of Labor Statistics is using machine learning to help automate analysis of workforce data to deliver new insights faster.  How did they make the initial business case? What type of training was needed to prepare their workforce to use AI?  And what’s been the impact on their operations? 

In the next episode of the Exploring AI in Government podcasts, hosts Dominic Delmolino, chief technology officer at Accenture Federal Services, and Kathleen Walch, principal AI analyst at Cognilytica, explore these issues in a bonus episode with Alex Measure of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. An economist in training, he’s led the adoption of various AI techniques to automate classification of hundreds of thousands of Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses fillings annually.  The system currently assigns almost 85% of these classifications at better than trained-human accuracy.  In this discussion, he discusses how the Bureau got here and what’s next. 

Check out what they have to say by listening to the episode below. Or download and subscribe on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherSoundCloud or Google Play to take Exploring AI in Government with you on your favorite device. And don’t forget to check out Accenture.com/ExploreAI to connect with the hosts, listen to episodes and download relevant research.


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