AI in Action | June 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help us solve the greatest challenges of our time from health care, agriculture, and education to transportation, energy, and national security.

When guided by ethics, transparency, and fairness, responsible AI can spark creativity and help usher in a more prosperous and sustainable future.

In this month’s AI in Action, see how AI is improving our lives, growing our economy, and keeping us safe.

AI in Action

BenchSci is accelerating the discovery of life-saving treatments

BenchSci is applying cutting-edge AI to exponentially increase the speed and quality of research to improve the health outcomes of patients.  ASCEND, BenchSci’s generative AI disease biology platform, provides scientists with an unmatched understanding of disease biology.  ASCEND’s AI assistant understands the entire history of biomedical experiments and can help preclinical organizations throughout the drug discovery pipeline solve the number one reason why drug discovery projects fail: getting the biology wrong.  With ASCEND, researchers and scientists can increase the speed and yield of the R&D portfolio by multiples, not percentages, accelerating drug discovery and the creation of more life-saving treatments.
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CareerVillage’s AI Coach is helping make career readiness a reality for all

‘Coach’ by CareerVillage is an AI-powered platform that acts as a career coach by offering personalized career guidance, support, and skill development.  It is specifically designed to enable the upward economic mobility of low-income communities and democratize access to career information and advice among underrepresented populations.  Coach is a tool for students, job seekers, and people who are making career changes.  Using AI, Coach helps individuals navigate their career readiness journey, explore thousands of different career paths, identify and develop needed skills to pursue job opportunities, make informed career decisions, and prepare for and apply for new jobs.
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Tempus Next is allowing doctors to enhance individualized care and focus more on their patients

Tempus, a data-driven precision medicine company, created an AI-enabled care pathway platform called Tempus Next that gives healthcare providers valuable insights to enhance patient care without adding to their workloads.  Tempus Next helps caregivers ensure that their patients receive the care they need, precisely when they need it.  It also enables the adoption of more evidence-based care practices to improve outcomes.  By leveraging the power of AI, Tempus helps physicians deliver more personalized care by providing them with patient-specific data-driven insights, accurately tracking patient progress and scheduling follow-ups, and providing tiered and customized notifications consistent with precision medicine guidelines in the physician’s workflow, which helps reduce alert fatigue so doctors can focus on their core responsibilities of caring for patients and improving outcomes.
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Artificial intelligence, proven at NASA and in neurosurgery, could remake childhood education

Fox News

How A.I. Is Revolutionizing Drug Development

The New York Times

AI is helping to tackle school bus driver shortages

CBS News

AI for America

Introducing Apple Intelligence

This month, Apple introduced Apple Intelligence, a personal artificial intelligence system integrated into iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia.  Apple Intelligence combines generative AI models with personal context to provide a more relevant and useful experience across iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices.  By integrating AI into its entire user experience, Apple is making it easier for people to experience the benefits of AI, particularly when it comes to streamlining everyday tasks and making communication, creativity, and productivity more efficient.  Enhanced writing and communication tools, notification and email prioritization, photo editing and image creation, and a smarter and more personalized digital assistant experience through Siri are just a few of the major improvements that come with Apple Intelligence.

Apple Intelligence also sets a new standard for AI privacy by using on-device processing and Private Cloud Compute for more complex requests, ensuring that personal data is fully secured and never retained or exposed.  Apple’s commitment to user privacy, innovation, and seamless user experiences underscores the transformative potential Apple Intelligence has in shaping the future of AI-enabled technologies.

AI for America

AI has the potential to create jobs, spur economic prosperity, and enhance productivity.  Studies show that AI will complement 63 percent of U.S. jobs, freeing workers up to focus on doing their work more effectively and efficiently.  Thirty percent of jobs will be unaffected by AI.  This technology is a tool for workers to use, and it will help pave the way for a stronger, better American workforce. Watch to learn more.

About AI for America

AI for America is an initiative to educate the public about how AI is being used to improve lives, grow our economy, and keep us safe.  The initiative combines coalition building, advocacy, social media, and traditional media to demonstrate the immense economic and societal benefits of AI.  AI for America is funded by TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives.  TechNet advances public policies at the federal and state level that make the United States the world leader in innovation.  Its diverse membership includes dynamic American businesses ranging from startups to the most iconic companies on the planet.  For more information, go to and