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May 21, 2021

Via: Nextgov

When it comes to artificial intelligence and the federal government, the range of impactful deployments appears limited only by human imagination. The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center of the Defense Department has successfully tested a disaster-response tool, for example, that uses AI to analyze overhead imagery from aircraft and satellites and then identify flooded areas and assess damage.

The development—summarized in a recent report from Accenture—illustrates AI’s promise to substantially enhance the efficiency and efficacy of federal agencies. Other real-life examples in the report include the Coast Guard’s leveraging of the technology to determine via satellite imagery whether a vessel should be inspected for suspected smuggling, and the Social Security Administration’s evaluation of documentation to support medical claims through AI.

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