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Cloud Computing Solutions Hold Key to Accelerate GenAI Adoption, AWS Exec Says

Dave Levy, VP, Worldwide

Public Sector, Amazon

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Cloud Computing Solutions Hold Key to Accelerate GenAI Adoption, AWS Exec Says

Federal agencies can achieve the full potential benefits of generative artificial intelligence and accelerate its use once their data are in the cloud accessible to processing power, said Dave Levy, Amazon Web Services’ vice president of worldwide public sector. 

The AWS executive, a 4×24 member and a 2024 Wash100 awardee, told FedScoop in an interview that having “data all in one place” enables agencies to open up opportunities to harness the information. According to Levy, accelerating federal use of GenAI also requires skills buildup on the technology’s tools, whether in-house or in collaboration with partners, FedScoop reported Friday.

In his interview on the sidelines of the recent AWS Summit in Washington, D.C., Levy noted that federal use of GenAI’s large language models is still in its early stages. However, he foresees “some breakthroughs” ahead, particularly on GenAI adoption in the public sector’s research and health care services. 

Levy said that even agencies handling classified data, such as the CIA and the U.S. Army, have started tapping GenAI for administrative use and critical mission objectives. In July, a GenAI test is scheduled in the Army’s acquisition, logistics and technology unit to gauge the tool’s usefulness to the unit’s functions and to uncover other areas that will benefit the most from the technology’s integration.

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