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Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly pivotal in various applications throughout the federal government, according to officials such as Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana and Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, who highlight its significance in improving customer experiences and rapid returns on investments within the Defense Department. Virtually every federal agency is actively engaged in AI projects, and this program delves “In Depth” into the forefront of government and industry leaders driving the AI revolution. Representatives from agencies like the Department of Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, along with companies like AWS, Palo Alto Networks, and EY, converge to discuss their current AI initiatives, its implications, and the future of AI and government-industry collaboration.
Dive into the world of AI in this exclusive interview with Dimitri Kusnezov, Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security, and Dominic Delmolino, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Technology & Innovation at AWS. Explore the transformative potential of AI across government agencies and industry collaboration.
Dr. Gil Alterovitz, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Joe Boye, System Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, discuss the role of AI in improving government services and cybersecurity. They explore the concept of trustworthy AI and how it applies to their respective fields. The conversation also delves into the demand for AI solutions, the iterative nature of AI development, and the potential for AI to enhance decision-making processes.
In our third segment, Vinay Singh, the Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Joe Baptiste, Senior Manager, Technology Consulting, EY, discuss the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in federal financial management. They emphasize the importance of viewing AI as a change management issue and stress the need for collaboration between CFOs and CIOs to drive AI initiatives successfully. The conversation highlights themes like reimagining the enterprise, building confidence in AI strategy, and augmenting human experience. They also address the concerns surrounding AI’s impact on the workforce and the necessity of demonstrating that AI aims to enhance, rather than replace, human capabilities.
Appearing on the program:
Dimitri Kusnezov, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security
Dominic Delmolino, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Technology & Innovation, AWS
Dr. Gil Alterovitz, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, VA
Joe Boye, System Engineer, Palo Alto Networks
Vinay Singh, CFO, HUD
Joe Baptiste, Senior Manager, Technology Consulting, EY