There is always energy and excitement around new technologies and advancements to enhance processes and add value to our lives. However, frequently it becomes a question of “can we do it” instead of “should we do it.” This interesting information came to us from Next Gov in their article, “Agencies Should Consider the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence.”

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios and Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette recently shared how the current administration is thinking about ethics, regulatory approaches and broader societal implications as they push the rollout of artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies.

Officials pushed agencies to examine the trade-offs—both positive and negative—as they adopt emerging technologies. Agencies such as the Homeland Security and Health and Human Services departments are already applying AI technologies to help find redundancies and duplications, and address other issues within their own regulatory processes. It looks like the Energy Department aims to follow suit. 

Melody K. Smith

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