AI in Government - Using AI/ML to Advance NOAA Missions with Eric Kihn, Director, NCEIís Center for Coasts, Oceans and Geophysics, NOAA


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While NOAA has achieved local successes in applying AI, a central entity to coordinate activities across NOAA will enable it to more effectively integrate AI in all NOAA’s mission areas. Successful AI integration requires both domain knowledge and modern AI technologies. It requires careful stewardship with domain knowledge since many of the challenges NOAA faces are constrained by physical principles. The NCAI is an essential component of the implementation of the NOAA AI strategic goals. The NOAA Center for AI (NCAI) serves as the hub to coordinate NOAA AI activities across LOs and with partners to ensure trustworthy adoption of AI technology to support the NOAA mission.

 

“Data preparation and engineering tasks represent over 80% of the time consumed in most AI and Machine Learning projects.” [Cognilytica Research]

 

Fundamentally, all effective AI applications rely on efficient access to high-quality, well-understood data, and most steps in an AI workflow are about proper data management and handling . Colocated with the National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) , NOAA’s data archive and access center, NCAI is leading the efforts to modernize the NOAA data enterprise architecture, optimize data storage and accessibility, and make the data AI ready for mission AI tools via Cloud computing. NCAI will orchestrate the vast NOAA data holdings to make them AI-ready. NCAI will provide the bridge between existing systems and capabilities and the emerging cloud infrastructure allowing NOAA to successfully transition from research to operations and apply the transformative technology at scale. . NCAI will provide centralized AI resources, including a repository for AI software and application packages tailored for NOAA applications to provide transportability, catalogs of existing tools, collections of successful applications, and skilled data scientists, thereby enabling NOAA offices to more effectively exploit AI for mission needs. This talk will describe the NCAI Initial Operational Capacity (IOC) focused on requirements gathering and engaging key NOAA stakeholders and its evolution to a Full Operational Capacity (FOC) under specific appropriated funds.

 

About AI in Government:

AI in Government is where those working in and with the government get together to network, discuss, and interact on topics relating to AI, machine learning, and cognitive technologies. Join us at this monthly event for high-quality content with compelling & informative speakers and opportunities to network and connect with fellow like-minded individuals. ​

 

Agenda:

  • 11:30-12:30pm: Featured Presentation
  • 12:30-13:00pm: Your Q&A and interaction

Speaker and Presenter Information

Dr. Eric Kihn, Director, NCEI's Center for Coasts, Oceans and Geophysics at the NOAA.

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Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA, FCC


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When
Thu, Jan 20, 2022, 11:30am - 1:00pm ET


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