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AI FedLab Recap

AI FedLab

We brought together the federal IT community for a day of guided networking and roundtable discussions on the latest advancements in artificial intelligence. Federal leaders, industry experts and AI researchers explored topics like Data Modernization & Interoperability, Generative AI, Machine Learning, Recruiting AI Talent and Responsible AI.

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Session Recordings

The Vision of AI

Oak Ridge National Laboratory CAISER Director Edmon Begoli

Federal agencies are prioritizing the development of AI across various missions. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for AI Security Research discuss the under-researched cybersecurity challenges they are working on, best practices for AI in government and how to study AI concerns.

Featured Speakers:

  • Edmon Begoli, Director, Center for AI Security Research (CAISER), Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Amir Sadovnik, Research Lead, Center for AI Security Research (CAISER), Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory CAISER Director Edmon Begoli

What Does the Future CAIO Look Like?

Federal agencies are naming chief artificial intelligence officers. Some have long had these leaders in place, but others are less mature in their AI strategy and capabilities. Hear AI leaders discuss how they are shaping the role and how it fits into the IT organization.

Featured Speakers:

  • Brian Peretti, Deputy CAIO and Director of Domestic and International Cyber Policy, Treasury Department
  • Lakshmi Raman, CAIO and Director, Office of AI, CIA

Fireside Chat Takeaway Interviews #1

Leaders from each topic discussion group presented key takeaways gathered from their collaborative efforts to provide holistic insights into the world of AI.

Topics Include:

  • Responsible AI
    • Anthony Boese, Research Programs Manager and Associate Researcher, VA National Artificial Intelligence Institute
  • Recruiting AI Talent
    • Amanda Bullock, AI Lead, Air Force Research Laboratory
    • Col. Kristin Saling, Acting Director, Innovation Directorate, Army Recruiting Command
  • Risk
    • Jonathan Elliott, Director of Assurance & Assessment, CDAO, Defense Department
    • Martin Stanley, Strategic Technology Branch Chief, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Data Modernization
    • Bryan Lane, Loomis Innovation Council Member, Stimson Center
  • AI in Cybersecurity
    • Brian Peretti, Deputy CAIO and Director of Domestic and International Cyber Policy, Treasury Department

Fireside Chat Takeaway Interviews #2

Leaders from each topic discussion group presented key takeaways gathered from their collaborative efforts to provide holistic insights into the world of AI.

Topics Include:

  • AI Governance
    • Martin Stanley, Strategic Technology Branch Chief, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Buying AI
    • Bryan Lane, Loomis Innovation Council Member, Stimson Center
  • Generative AI
    • Frank Indiviglio, CTO, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    • Chris Kraft, Deputy CTO, AI/Emerging Technology, Department of Homeland Security
    • Davon Tyler, CISO, Federal Student Aid, Department of Education
  • Upskilling
    • Robert Costello, CIO, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
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