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How Can Government Attract the AI Talent It Needs?


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Digital devices raining down on the U.S. Capitol.

Part of the difficulty in attracting AI talent is that the government has to compete with the private sector, where the payoff is so much greater.

Credit: Max-O-Matic

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform government, from how it spends taxpayer money and delivers services to how it protects the public and fights wars.

But it can't do that without a key ingredient: talent.

The problem is that the government isn't on the cutting edge of tech talent, in part because it has to compete with the private sector, where the payoff is so much greater.

So, how does Washington attract—and keep—the people it needs to develop this new technology?

From The Wall Street Journal
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