Fall 2019

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Government and Industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a transformational technology. The manufacturing sector is using AI to serve a wide variety of purposes: workforce training, production process improvement, quality control, predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, distribution (both inside and outside the fence), product design, and new and improved products. The federal government is using AI to prevent terrorism, code surveys of occupational illnesses and injuries, answer queries from citizens and migrants on immigration matters, help farmers in developing countries forecast weather patterns more accurately, and help small businesses more easily navigate the federal procurement process.

MPI hosted a one-day workshop to highlight AI-enabled innovation. The workshop, “Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Government and Industry,” was organized by the National Academies Innovation Policy Forum in cooperation with the Manufacturing Policy Initiative. It was held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

The event featured presentations by government and industry officials detailing their experience in developing and applying AI. Panel discussions addressed challenges faced by government and industry in applying AI. The goal was to inform perspectives of AI and identify emerging themes.

The workshop consisted of four panels. Each panel was led by a moderator and included presenters or discussants. The first two panels addressed AI research and applications in government. The third and fourth panels addressed AI applications in industry.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Government and Industry
Tom Guevara, director of the Indiana Public Policy Institute, welcomes the audience.
Representatives of federal agencies discuss challenges in applying AI.
Dr. Cindy Goldberg, with IBM, discusses Trustworthy AI.
Ricardo Artaega (NASA) discusses novel applications of AI.
Dr. Heather Evans (NIST) moderates a panel discussion.