Innovation in Government® Report

The New Age of AI in Government

Artificial intelligence has been around since the 1950s, but it has recently become a mainstream topic of conversation. With government, industry and the media shining a spotlight on AI, people are becoming increasingly aware of the revolutionary impact the technology has begun to have—and the dangers posed by careless, inappropriate or even nefarious uses.

The Biden administration has issued a number of AI policy directives, most notably the Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. The order states that “responsible AI use has the potential to help solve urgent challenges while making our world more prosperous, productive, innovative and secure. At the same time, irresponsible use could exacerbate societal harms such as fraud, discrimination, bias and disinformation; displace and disempower workers; stifle competition; and pose risks to national security.” 

The executive order builds on the White House’s Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights, a set of principles and practices “to help guide the design, use and deployment of automated systems to protect the rights of the American public in the age of artificial intelligence.” The blueprint offers steps that agencies at all levels of government and companies of all sizes can take to uphold the blueprint’s stated goals of “building and deploying automated systems that are aligned with democratic values and protect civil rights, civil liberties and privacy.”

Given the wide-ranging impacts of AI, it’s not surprising that ensuring its responsible use won’t be simple or straightforward. The executive order on AI, however, points to a way forward: “Harnessing AI for good and realizing its myriad benefits requires mitigating its substantial risks. This endeavor demands a society-wide effort that includes government, the private sector, academia and civil society.”

  Read the latest insights from AI thought leades at Dell Technologies, including:

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  • Dave Carroll, Cybersecurity Field CTO, explains how agencies have only scratched the surface of AI’s ability to solve complex government challenges
  • Mansour Yusuf, Chief Cloud/Edge Architect, notes how layering artificial intelligence into multicloud environments boosts security, performance and cost-effectiveness
  • Dirk Wiker, Chief Cyber/Zero Trust Architect, details how AI’s lightning-fast analytical capabilities make it a natural fit for modernizing threat detection and response
  • Ed Hicks  Business Development Manager, Federal & AI, discusses how federated learning allows AI to inference and train at network endpoints — cloud, core and edge — speeding insights while protecting data
  • Ken Rollins, Technology Architect for Digital Engineering/Edge & Art Villanueva, Chief AI/ML Technology Architect, highlight how powerful, secure computers can help agency employees apply artificial intelligence to mission goals
  • Brittany Morgan,  Technical Architect, explains how advances in storage, energy-efficiency and processing power are driving a new generation of data centers

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