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Federal agencies take steps to prepare workforce for AI

Individual federal agencies are creating their own efforts to train and educate their workers on artificial intelligence, Federal Times reports.

The government, as a whole, does not have a set strategy on how to prepare federal workers on AI or how it will affect their jobs, but at a recent National Academy of Public Administration event, Lynne Parker, assistant director for artificial intelligence at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said agencies are “stepping up” on their own and creating opportunities for their employees to gain skills in IT, cybersecurity and AI, according to the article.

Parker said it is best that each agency create their own training programs tailored to their needs, the report notes, adding that she also contends that most workers should not fear of losing their jobs to AI, but their jobs will change.

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