Artificial Intelligence Working Group

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Artificial Intelligence Working Group

Leadership Team

The White House Executive Order on American AI Initiative signifies unquestionable effort to promote AI technology and innovation in the federal government as a whole. This initiative has further translated into agency-level undertakings such as the DOD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), and the GSA Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence.

ATARC is backing the federal CTO’s regulations for executing AI in ways that will make the quality of citizens’ lives grow, as well as support the administration’s directions successfully, by sharing knowledge for productive uses of AI. United States security, knowledge, and economic growth depends on it. Real-budgeted AI solutions, based on data governance and accountability is the goal for the years ahead.

The AI Working Group Meets every Friday from 1:00-1:45 PM.

Gil Alterovitz

Gil Alterovitz

Government Chair

VA
Nevin Taylor

Nevin Taylor

Government Chair

White House Presidential Innovation Fellows
Steve Harrison

Steve Harrison

Government Chair

JAIC
Marc Wine

Marc Wine

Government Chair

VA
Ron Schmelzer

Ron Schmelzer

Analyst Chair

Cognilytica
Kathleen Walch

Kathleen Walch

Analyst Chair

Cognilytica
Jeff Adams

Jeff Adams

Industry Vice Chair

Tech Data

Working Group Project Teams

Robotic Process Automation Project Team

This project team meets once a month at USAID for a small, monthly Seminar Series, which consists of industry engagements (2 hours each with 2-4 vendor presentations for approx. 50 attendees) where attendees can hear capability presentations from RPA vendors, learn industry perspectives and best practices, ask questions and network with industry-government colleagues in a more intimate setting, etc. This promotes better government exploration, understanding, and adoption of RPA technologies, as well as encourages meaningful conversations with industry,  while reiterating this theme through tangible events.

 

 

Mitchell Winans

Mitchell Winans

Government Chair

IRS
Brian Mooers

Brian Mooers

Government Vice Chair

GSA
Eric Teasdale

Eric Teasdale

Industry Chair

Automation Anywhere
Jim Hathaway

Jim Hathaway

Industry Vice Chair

JTek Data Solutions
Sourabh Pawar

Sourabh Pawar

Industry Vice Chair

CGI Federal

Conversational Augmented Intelligence Project Team

Current Deliverable: Playbook/White Paper on Conversational Augmented Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence Framework”.

The goal is to match use cases to commercial capabilities leveraging Augmented Intelligence within the business lines and to expose the use cases that are showing promise to scale into production within the government space (federal, state, local, etc) 

Keith Nakasone

Keith Nakasone

Government Chair

GSA
Alex Jacome

Alex Jacome

Industry Vice Chair

Achevion Solutions

Ethics and Responsible AI

This project team will focus on making sure that AI systems are ethical, responsible, transparent, and explainable.

This team meets every other Wednesday 12:00-12:30 PM

Current Deliverable: An Ethical Framework/Levels of transparency/Scale to measure legality and ethics in AI. 

Anil Chaudhry

Anil Chaudhry

Government Chair

CBP
Maeva Ghonda

Maeva Ghonda

Advisor Chair

CU
Seth Clark

Seth Clark

Industry Chair

Modzy

IoT Project Team

This project team will look at the Internet of Things and how it impacts AI. From a healthcare perspective, this project team will ask the question, “How can AI help with the quality of life?”

Meets every other Tuesday 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Current Deliverable: Working on a robust outline for defining and emphasizing the need for clarity in this space.  

Joseph Ronzio

Joseph Ronzio

Government Chair

VHA
Doug Natal

Doug Natal

Industry Chair

Sumo Logic
Craig Chapman

Craig Chapman

Advisor Chair

Elpis

AI Standards Including Data Project Team

This project team will examine standard data, interoperability, trustworthiness, autonomy, algorithms, and expectations as it relates to AI and ML.

This team is currently meeting/working with Ethics and Responsible AI project team on this deliverable.  

Meets with every other Wednesday 12:00-12:30 PM 

Steven Harrison

Steven Harrison

Government Chair

DoD JAIC
Ken Farber

Ken Farber

Industry Chair

Abeyon

Predictive Analytics, Decision Support & Patterns/Anomalies Project Team

Departments are asked to respond to the questions for the purpose of refining technical assistance in support of the administration’s priority to introduce AI into government IT standards, best practices, and modernization projects. These questions are aligned with the Federal CTO’s direction for ensuring AI growth through government and industry collaboration,adhering to democratic and Open Data standards. The future is advancing and enhancing mobile, electronic information services for American citizens and around the globe.  The president has prioritized AI for government budgeting, and Congress is allocating funds to ensure citizens, government and industry execute transparent and trustworthy AI open applications across the Lines of Business and throughout the U.S. economy. Focus on the practical goals for department’s budgeting of AI solutions will enable the innovation and efficiencies that taxpayers and oversight organization are expecting, accountability, IT innovation and cost-benefit and national security.

This project team meets every other Monday from 2-2:30 PM

Current Deliverable: Take our survey here!

Alexander Measure

Alexander Measure

Government Chair

Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Chakib Chraibi

Chakib Chraibi

Government Chair

NTIS

Value Proposition of AI and ML Project Team

This project team will examine how to solve current problems of every day circumstance and how to promote situational awareness.

Nevin Taylor

Nevin Taylor

Government Chair

USAF Deputy CTO Special Programs
Harvard Nation International Security Fellow
White House Presidential Innovation Fellow
Gabe Chang

Gabe Chang

Industry Vice-Chair

IBM
 Ryan Branon

Ryan Branon

Industry Vice-Chair

IBM