The Department of Health and Human Services has adopted artificial intelligence to determine how government-friendly a solicited service can be, FCW reported Monday. Jose Arrieta, chief information officer at HHS, said the department constructed a neural network that has so far calculated correctly 86 percent of the time.
The neural network serves to help human procurement staff determine government-friendly services and allow personnel to focus on more crucial work. The AI-driven network builds on existing HHS work statements and guidelines on governmental functions from the Government Accountability Office. HHS has so far spent under $300,000 on the project and anticipates to save about $100 million in the first batch of work, Arrieta said.
"The better you understand when you need federal employees and when you need contractors to perform a service, the better service outcome you will provide," the CIO noted.