For all the mystery still surrounding the future of artificial intelligence, some early governmental uses could help federal workers and contractors navigate acquisition regulations to make federal purchasing less complex.
A new joint report from the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for the Business of Government pointed to a pilot program currently deployed by the Air Force as a test case for making contracting quicker and more efficient.
Strategic, widespread use of AI “could save government up to 1.2 billion work hours and $41.1 billion annually,” the report estimated.
Because of the density and complexity of the current federal acquisition process, “people tend to go for what they know will work rather than where is there opportunity for innovation, saving time and saving money,” said Mallory Bulman, the vice president of research and evaluation at the Partnership.
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