AI in Action | March 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.

See how AI is improving our lives, growing our economy, and keeping us safe.

Alife Health, Improving the Success IVF Procedures

As doctors deal with an increasing demand for fertility services, AI tools are offering ways to help streamline the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process.  Companies like Alife Health developed AI software that is reducing costs and improving access and success rates of IVF procedures for couples who experience difficulties when trying to start a family.  During IVF, doctors make many decisions that will affect a cycle’s outcomes, including medication doses and timing for procedures.  Alife’s AI-based software helps predict the optimal timing and conditions for individual patients, leading to higher IVF success rates and, in turn, helping patients avoid having to go through multiple costly and uncomfortable procedures.  Learn more.


DeepMind’s GraphCast, Faster and More Accurate Extreme Weather Prediction

Google DeepMind’s AI model, GraphCast, can make 10-day weather predictions at unprecedented accuracy in under one minute.  GraphCast is based on machine learning and Graph Neural Networks that are trained on historical weather data, making it highly efficient and capable of predicting extreme weather events with a level of accuracy that exceeds that of the industry’s gold-standard weather simulation system.  GraphCast can predict the tracks of cyclones with greater accuracy further into the future, identify atmospheric rivers associated with flood risks, and calculate the onset of extreme temperatures.  The model’s enhanced prediction capabilities are enabling scientists and forecasters around the world to better inform billions of people and save lives through greater preparedness.

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Visa’s AI-Powered Technology is Preventing Billions of Dollars Worth of Fraud

With the help of AI, Visa prevented approximately $110 million in attempted fraud daily during the 2023 holiday season.  Visa’s command center in Virginia uses AI-powered technology to monitor 76,000 transactions per second across more than 200 countries to prevent hackers and fraudsters from stealing people’s money.  Throughout 2023, Visa blocked $40 billion worth of fraud – nearly double the amount blocked in 2022.  Learn more.


Given troves of data about genes and cells, AI models have made some surprising discoveries.  What could they teach us someday?

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Rapid developments in artificial intelligence could help strengthen defenses against security threats in cyberspace


AI For Equity: Bridging Racial Gaps With Artificial Intelligence



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Tech Accord to Combat Deceptive Use of AI in 2024 Elections

At last month’s Munich Security Conference (MSC), leading technology companies pledged to help prevent deceptive AI content from interfering with this year’s elections in which more than four billion people in over 40 countries will vote.

The “Tech Accord to Combat Deceptive Use of AI in 2024 Elections” is a set of commitments to deploy technology countering harmful AI-generated content meant to deceive voters.  Signatories pledge to work collaboratively on tools to detect and address the online distribution of such AI content, drive educational campaigns, and provide transparency, among other concrete solutions.  The accord is a crucial step to safeguard online communities against harmful AI content and builds on the individual companies’ ongoing work.

Leading American technology companies have signed the accord, including Adobe, Amazon, Anthropic, Google, IBM, Meta, Microsoft, NetApp, OpenAI, Snap, Stability AI, and X.

AI for America

TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore joined the Washington AI Network podcast to discuss the AI for America initiative, the need to get AI policy right, and the growing patchwork of state data privacy laws.  Listen to the conversation here.

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