Government, An Integral Partner For Exploring Artificial Intelligence
- Published: June 20, 2019
- Written by Chuck Brooks
On June 24, an upcoming conference will explore the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the public sectors. AI World Government will gather leaders across government, industry and academia to discuss the challenges and potential solutions of AI in automating our expanding digital world. The event is described as “a comprehensive three-day forum to educate and inform public sector agencies on the strategic and tactical benefits of deploying AI and cognitive technologies.”
The topic of AI is garnering attention in government and industry. Research and consulting firm Gartner describes AI as a “technology that appears to emulate human performance typically by learning, coming to its own conclusions, appearing to understand complex content, engaging in natural dialogs with people, enhancing human cognitive performance or replacing people on execution of non-routine tasks.”
AI can be a game-changer for accelerating cognitive capabilities and economic benefits. McKinsey & Company predicts a $5 to $7 trillion potential economic impact by 2025 from automation of knowledge work by intelligent software systems that can perform knowledge work tasks from unstructured commands.
The potential of AI knows little bounds and can impact every aspect of our lives in health, transportation, finance, and security (among just several verticals), especially with the expansion of connectivity and the Internet of Things.
Although industry is bringing AI to the consumer, government also has an integral role in all of those AI vertical areas and descriptions.
Government research in the areas of AI and its potential applications is not new, but the evolution of computing technologies has accelerated the reality of its development and implementation.