Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government and Industry

Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government and Industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a transformational technology. For example, the manufacturing sector is using AI to serve a wide variety of purposes: workforce training, production process improvement, quality control, predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, distribution (both inside and outside the fence), product design, and new and improved products. The federal government is using AI to prevent terrorism, code surveys of occupational illnesses and injuries, answer queries from citizens and migrants on immigration matters, help farmers in developing countries forecast weather patterns more accurately, and help small businesses more easily navigate the federal procurement process.

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, a one-day workshop was held to highlight AI-enabled innovation. The workshop, “Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Government and Industry,” was organized by the National Academies Innovation Policy Forum in cooperation with the Manufacturing Policy Initiative (MPI) at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. It was held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

The event featured presentations by government and industry officials detailing their experience in developing and applying AI. Panel discussions addressed challenges faced by government and industry in applying AI. The goal was to inform perspectives of AI and identify emerging themes. This document serves as a summary of the workshop.

The workshop consisted of four panels. Each panel was led by a moderator and included presenters or discussants. The first two panels addressed AI research and applications in government. The third and fourth panels addressed AI applications in industry.

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Tom Guevara, with the Indiana Public Policy Institute, welcomes the audience.
Representatives of federal agencies discuss challenges in applying AI.
Dr. Cindy Goldberg, with IBM, discusses Trustworthy AI.
Ricardo Artaega (NASA) discusses novel applications of AI.
Dr. Heather Evans (NIST) moderates a panel discussion.