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How AI and Machine Learning are Proving Useful in Government

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are technologies that have enhanced processes, systems, and decision-making world-wide, and the federal government is no exception. The adoption of these tools has benefited citizens daily lives across the board – but how? This blog dives into the benefits these government technologies have and continue to provide on a large scale, specifically through healthcare, security, and transportation. Federal state and local government continue to look at private industries for ideas where AI has the ability to assist in making them more successful. Let’s get into it!

AI has proved extremely beneficial in the healthcare system. For example, hospitals use machine learning algorithms to prevent disease spreading. This application analyzes patients’ symptoms and cross-checks with those who have similar symptoms in various locations. These algorithms pick up on patterns and are able to identify and predict when an outbreak may be on the horizon.

AI has also allowed doctors to triage patients, as these applications provide insight into which patients need the most urgent care through analyzing patient data, thus helping the prioritization of care across healthcare teams.

Additionally, graph analytics are used in cases like the COVID-19 pandemic, for citizens to check if they have been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus. This helps with containing the spread of the virus while also allowing those who have been in contact with an infected person to take the necessary health precautions for their own personal welfare. The government has taken some pointers from private healthcare providers, as the CDC uses AI to help with disease detection, control, and alleviation in a similar fashion.

The government is looking to use AI’s pattern tracking in various areas of security, for example, the military space, to aid in cyber operations. These solutions provide greater defense against hackers as AI applications have the ability to detect inconsistencies on a much broader scale than humans. Thus, AI is likely to continue to grow rapidly in this sector, as without it, the US may fall behind the curve.

Self-driving shuttles are on the rise, as AI algorithms have the ability to learn routes practically anywhere, for example, college campuses, cities, and even suburban neighborhoods. While there is still a debate on whether or not citizens trust self-operating vehicles, data shows that citizens trust self-driving shuttles more than other self-operating vehicles. This not only decreases traffic and potential accidents, but allows passengers to focus on other tasks, thus freeing up more of their day.

AI has also proved useful in identifying accidents through monitoring social media content. For example, tracking keywords that allude to an accident on I-95, thus minimizing congestion if citizens have access to this data and are able to choose different routes. This not only aids in travel times, but also minimizes carbon emissions of citizens sitting in traffic.

As of January of this year, the U.S Department of Transportation has created an automated vehicle plan to begin integrating this type of transportation while striving to maintain the safety and efficiency of these new systems.

Many of us may ask, how have we gone this long without the help of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning? These government technologies are continuing to aid us in both the big and small decisions we must make daily and are only growing in their insight capabilities. If you have any questions about other government technology, please feel free to reach out to us – we’d love to chat! Additionally, check out our other blogs for more technology insights!

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