National Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyÂ Director Robert Cardillo has said NGA has initiated talks with Congress to strike a public-private partnership in an effort to facilitate the exchange of the agencyâs data archives for industryâs algorithms, artificial intelligence and other computational methods, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
âThe proposition is, we have labeled data sets that are decades old that we know have value for those that are pursuing artificial intelligence, computer vision, algorithmic development to automate some of the interpretation that was done strictly by humans in my era of being an analyst,âÂ Cardillo said Thursday at a Georgetown University-hosted conference.
âAnd so that partnership is one that weâre discussing with the Hill now to make sure we can do it fairly and openly.â
Cardillo, an inductee into Executive MosaicâsÂ Wash100 for 2017, saidÂ NGA also considers possible abuse if it decides to provide a group of selected companies access to the agencyâs data sets.
âWe want to make sure weâre doing this in a transparent way so that people can know what is being exchanged, and make sure we have the proper protections in place against any abuse,â he added.