Preparing Your Agency for AI and Automation

Example Track 1

The A.I. Wave is Coming. Will You Surf It or Risk Getting Swamped?

Apr 03, 2019

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

Dr. Timothy M. Persons, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist and Managing Director
Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics

Government Accountability Office

Advancements in artificial intelligence (A.I.) are bringing new capabilities and efficiencies to public- and private-sector organizations, making it possible to:

  • detect trading anomalies in public markets
  • put self-driven cars on the road
  • identify criminal suspects with facial recognition technology
  • find and patch system vulnerabilities without human intervention
  • Yet disruptive technologies have inherent risks, and A.I. is no exception:
  • using algorithms to “de-anonymize” data and violate privacy
  • undermining of civil liberties
  • inadequate regulation of powerful technologies
  • In this session, learn how the emergence of A.I. is changing the way federal agencies pursue their missions, the impact on regulation and other associated risks.