Generative artificial intelligence tools and technologies have skyrocketed in popularity across the public and private sectors especially after a host of large language models launched earlier this year.
Intel Public Sector Vice President and General Manager Cameron Chehreh believes AI will have a profound impact on a wide range of industries, technological capabilities and missions. In an exclusive video interview with Executive Mosaic, the 2023 Wash100 Award winner explained how AI will change the technology landscape and what’s next in the evolving field.
“Whether you’re in public sector, financial services, healthcare, it’s really providing us a new set of insights that we had not seen prior and allowing us to see it faster. We have richer data sets, we have a lot of data — a lot of people producing data and content with all these digitally connected devices and being able to produce that is almost untenable for just a single human being, so being able to augment the human being with AI is going to be absolutely profound,” Chehreh said in conversation with Executive Mosaic’s Summer Myatt.
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Chehreh noted that AI is already being deployed across the government, and particularly within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Using AI technology and RFID information, CBP is now able to inspect cargo on ships and collect more information about a ship’s cargo before it even reaches the port.
But like any new technology, AI — and especially generative AI — can pose unprecedented risks and uncover new challenges that must be addressed in order to continue safely deploying it as it develops. Chehreh urged that policy must be put in place to accelerate the adoption of AI while protecting users and agencies from its potential risks.
“We always seem to lag in policy keeping up with the pace of technology,” said Chehreh. “But that’s okay, that happens all the time in our industry. What we have to really rethink is how do we accelerate giving the proper information to decision makers in order to rapidly accelerate policy?”
“At times, I believe the lag in policy is a good thing because it lets us look at the world pragmatically. It helps us look at how users are actually adopting technology so that we can make better data-driven, informed decisions with regards to policy. That will always be a big challenge,” he added.