Gearing Up for Applied AI Trial Targeting CX

“The General Service Administration’s (GSA) Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence (AI CoE) has launched an Applied AI Challenge that seeks to bring forth industry solutions for AI technologies, the AI CoE announced. The challenge aims to find solutions to aid citizen service delivery in areas of natural language processing engines, unified platforms, computer vision engines, and general AI functions.

The challenge was first launched April 18 on Challenge.gov, and GSA announced May 9 that it was extending the application timeline to May 27 in hopes of getting broader participation from the AI community and industry. The challenge carries four prizes of $12,500 each, as well as the potential for acquisition of services from the Federal government…”

“Williams’ official title at GSA is director of Cloud Adoption and Infrastructure Optimization for GSA’s IT Modernization Centers of Excellence. Williams has previously served as the director of cloud.gov at GSA and as director of IT for communications at the United States Department of Agriculture before that…”

“What is GSA Looking For?

The challenge carries a grand prize of $12,500 for one prototype from each of the four areas of natural language processing engines, unified platforms, computer vision engines, and general AI functions, totaling a $50,000 prize pot.

Applicants will need to submit a white paper explaining how their solution fits into one of those four areas and how they can potentially benefit Federal civilian agencies, as well as software integrations, sample AI results datasets, and industry use cases…” Read the full interview here.

Source: GSA Gearing up for Applied AI Challenge Targeting CX – By Lamar Johnson, May 10, 2022. MeriTalk.

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