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Daisie Register October 23 2018 2 min read

AI Will Power the Future—Are You Ready?

By 2019, 40 percent of all digital transformation initiatives will be enabled by AI. AI is already a part of most people’s daily lives; from dynamically pricing Uber trips and making Google maps route decisions to tagging friends on Facebook and setting FICO scores to determine our credit worthiness. While there are many applications of AI that improve users’ personal lives, the possibilities in government are many times more impactful.

Government recognizes that AI is the future of computing. Congress and the White House both took notice this year, introducing legislation, conducting a series of House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearings and launching the National Science and Technology Council Select Committee on AI. The momentum is encouraging, but the possibilities are even more exciting. Government capabilities expand exponentially with AI in segments like vision, search, speech, text and more.

AI improves our vision by identifying images involved in surveillance and healthcare to assist humans in this process. In healthcare, AI and machine learning can help technicians diagnose scans saving doctors time by identifying and pointing out abnormalities and flagging issues. As a result, doctors can focus on tasks that require human eyes and instinct, and can improve the patient experience.

AI can also search through massive quantities of data to make it actionable. Big data has been growing exponentially, creating data lakes and swamps of information that traditional databases can’t manage and humans can’t decipher without technology’s help. Take one of government’s greatest challenges—cyber security. Cyber analysts have access to volumes of valuable data updating all the time, but the flow of information is too great for a human to address in real time. AI can elevate the important information to analysts so they can effectively do their jobs, keeping agencies and other organizations safer.

Beyond these examples, there are a multitude of possibilities related to fraud detection, sensor data analysis, diagnostic support and much more that will better serve citizens and defense organizations and vastly increase government efficiency. The reason for these possibilities and such growth in AI is that the infrastructure to support AI finally exists. But with so many exciting possibilities, it’s little surprise that there’s also a great deal of confusion about where to get started.

Many agencies need a full stack of solutions to remove the guesswork and require significant support since AI implementation is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Aircraft or military vessels may benefit from AI capabilities on the edge, while agencies just testing out AI applications might be best served with a consumption-based services model. Agencies need industry partners who offer guidance to help work them through AI scenarios and select the best infrastructure options for their demands.

HPE recognizes the varied AI needs of government organizations, offering solutions that include AI software suites, AI accelerators, high-performance clustered servers, storage, networks and advisors—everything necessary to jumpstart an organization’s AI solution.  We’re committed to paving the path to our customers’ AI futures, whether it is through consulting and training or an entire custom-built solution designed for your agency from start to finish.

Over the next few years AI will become ubiquitous. With Iron Bow and HPE, you can define your agency’s AI future. For more information, visit the Iron Bow website.