August 14, 2019
In a recent WashingtonExec interview, Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) CEO Stephen Gillotte discussed the current challenges and opportunities of how the government contracting industry partners with the Federal Government to augment human tasks with artificial intelligence (AI).
During the interview, Steve shared his thoughts on the
common challenge of low-sample learning, or the ability to teach AI how to
solve a problem without having many examples of the solution. According to
Steve, “For federal agencies, especially those related to national security, low-sample
learning is critical because many of the high-impact problems have few examples
either because the events occur infrequently or staffing people to collect
large numbers of examples is prohibitively expensive.”
Another big hurdle is around finding the right talent. “The
number of [data scientists and machine learning experts] with both the
expertise and the necessary clearances is small,” Steve said. “GovCon firms
need to be ready to retrain existing staff and work with colleges and
universities to identify future AI leaders.”
As for the abundance of future opportunities, Steve commented: “In my opinion, your data is always trying to tell you something; you just need to learn how to listen.”
To read the full article, visit the WashingtonExec website.