'I have been excited about autonomous friend bots' Charlie, Artificial Intelligence, Aptima Click To Tweet
In the studio today are Daniel Serfaty, Chairman & CEO, and his colleague, Jared Freeman, Chief Scientist at Aptima, Inc. We will demonstrate some practical applications of artificial intelligence (AI).
Daniel, an engineer who has worked with AI for decades. Jared has a PhD. in Human Learning and Cognition, which makes him perfect for understanding how AI can work in teams. It is no wonder that DARPA uses Aptima to help them with solving complicated problems.
By now, most federal information technologies have heard about AI, but have seen precious little of it in use. We have all read about large data stores and machine learning mining many data sets, but the final product, AI, is elusive.
About halfway through the interview, we meet the surprise guest, “Charlie.” She joins us on the phone. Charlie has been listening to the conversation and responds to questions. The plot twist: Charlie lives in the cloud as an artificial intelligence initiative.
There are the normal connectivity glitches and delays through the Internet, but in one segment Charlie responded to a question and directed her own question to Jared.
Years ago there was a television commercial about the American Express credit card. The tag line was, “It gives you possibilities.” Artificial intelligence can’t do everything, but it can be used to help humans overcome the deluge of data that is everywhere, to help you do your job better and faster, or learn precisely what you need to know and not what you already know. It gives you possibilities. “
Frank begins the discussion by talking about the rise of the federal data officer. First of all, because every agency is mandated to have one. Secondly, managing data has become a separate field of endeavor. Frank indicates that federal information professionals need to worry about the “usual suspects” for cyberattacks. The twist . . . today’s malicious actors are attacking the data set itself.
He discusses leaks of the confidentiality of the data, ransomware effects on the availability of data, and the poisoning effects of data.
Splunk has earned a distinction in the information technology community for a deep understanding of how to manage disparate databases. IDC predicts that the global datasphere—the data we create, capture, and replicate—will balloon from approximately 50 zettabytes in 2020 to 175 zettabytes in 2025.
Looks like big data was the easy part. Today federal agencies will have to get a handle on securing the data sets before applying machine learning and artificial intelligence.