NASA Cautiously Explores Using AI in Agency Processes

Potential applications include code-writing assistance and summarization.

NASA has begun experimenting with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in some more menial processes, taking extensive precautions as they test the technology within their agency.

“NASA workers are assessing usability of the tools, accuracy of the results, completeness of AI-generated outputs, security behavior of the overall cloud services, speed of the models, costs, supportability, and more,” said NASA’s digital transformation lead for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Edward McLarney. “NASA is excited about the potential of generative AI and is also being clear-eyed about its risks and shortcomings.” 

Dozens of employees have begun testing the software OpenAI on non-sensitive data sets, examining how accurately and securely it can summarize the data. They are also assessing how well the program can generate usable code they can base more complex code on for future projects.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Nelson to seek God’s direction as he heads NASA.
  • For Edward McLarney as he oversees NASA’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning division.
  • For NASA officials as they implement AI technology in their processes.

Sources: FedScoop, Forbes


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