New Government AI Community

By Kathy Dache',


In response to the Executive Order on Promoting the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in the Federal Government,  GBA is pleased to announce that we are launching the Artificial Intelligence for Government Community, led by Mr. Oki Mek. He is the Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, (CAIO), for US Health and Human Services, (HHS).

Mr. Mek, along with Jose Arrieta, Former CIO at HHS, developed Accelerate, the first blockchain-based program in the Federal government to get an authority-to-operate. This program was purported to save HHS $30 million over five years, according to MeriTalk, 2/11/2020. Mr. Mek’s leadership will be instrumental in supporting government’s use of Artificial intelligence (AI) for economic growth and improving the quality of life for their citizens.

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA), is the largest, most robust, and engaged blockchain association in the world.

The GBA has over 120 chapters globally and more than 50 working groups, with thousands of public and private sector blockchain professionals on virtually every continent in the world. GBA members work in over 500 government offices at local, regional, national, and international levels.

This Association host and provides more speakers for online and in-person events than any other blockchain association. This includes events at the United Nations, the United States Capitol, the Capitol Rotunda in Puerto Rico, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, and many other iconic venues around the world.

The GBA has certified trainers, training organizations, and certified blockchain professionals and consultants in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The GBA is building world-class technology platforms for members to use and has a robust suite of tools to help members connect, communicate, and collaborate. With over 8 gigs of member uploaded content, the GBA site is the most robust and comprehensive blockchain information source for public sector information.

All these factors make the GBA the most influential blockchain association in the world.

The GBA Artificial Intelligence & Government Community of Interest is open to anyone in government who would like to join the conversation. GBA membership is free for all government employees. If you would like to join this community, please go to the GBA Membership page to register as a free civil servant and then go to the Community of Interest page to join this group.

See the List of AI for Government Events List

For more information about this group, please contact Mr. Oki Mek.


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