“The Department of Health and Human Services’ first chief artificial intelligence officer no longer works in the federal government. But he says more agencies and health organizations are following his example, and naming their own chief AI officers.
‘That’s a good sign we are moving in the right direction,’ Oki Mek, the former Chief AI Officer at HHS, now the chief information security officer Equideum Health, said on the latest episode of All About Data…
Mek said data issues stood out as a persistent challenge for AI use cases at AI — especially trying to understand where the data resides.
‘Most of the work in AI and machine learning is run on data, and most of it is really processing the data, getting the data way from either hard copy or scanned documents to make that machine-readable. I think that’s the biggest challenge,’ he said…
‘Integrating AI into cyber makes sense to me because the process is quite antiquated at the moment to fight the bad actors who are using advanced technology, AI and machine learning against us,’ Mek said.
Mek said the Food and Drug Administration has also looked into using AI and machine learning to assist in reviewing and approving food, drugs and medical devices…” Read the full article here.
Source: First HHS chief AI officer sees promise in 100 AI use cases, but challenges moving them forward – By Jory Heckman, May 20, 2022. Federal News Network.