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Community of Practice: Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence adoption is rapidly becoming crucial for government agencies to improve service delivery and achieve their missions.

About the AI Community of Practice

The Artificial Intelligence Community of Practice (AI CoP) serves as a pivotal network for government employees engaged in or interested in artificial intelligence, bringing together over 3,450 members from over 100 federal, state and local government agencies. Our community is dedicated to accelerating the responsible and thoughtful adoption of AI technologies across the government.

Membership is open to all government employees and mission-supporting contractors with a .gov and .mil email address. As a member, you can participate in monthly community meetings, engage in specialized working groups, attend virtual training sessions and events, and connect with peers through our community forum. Our community provides a rich platform for knowledge-sharing and collaboration on AI policy, technology, standards, and programs.

Established in 2020 in partnership with the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the AI CoP is instrumental in guiding the practical implementation of responsible AI within the federal government. We facilitate this through a variety of channels, including a monthly newsletter, diverse events, and active working groups.

Our vision: To embed the responsible deployment of artificial intelligence and machine learning as a fully integrated and normalized practice within the U.S. Government, enhancing efficiency, innovation, and public service.

Our mission: To cultivate a comprehensive knowledge base and an inter-agency forum that empowers the federal workforce with best practices, tools, and resources for the ethical and effective deployment of artificial intelligence and machine learning.


In FY 2023, the AI CoP hosted 27 government-wide events characterized by high attendee satisfaction, have been instrumental in providing cross-government guidance and showcasing innovative AI applications in federal operations.

Community members can find past presentations & resources on our community connect page.

AI Training for Federal Employees

We are dedicated to empowering government employees with essential AI knowledge and skills. A key initiative in this endeavor is our recent collaboration with Stanford University for a tailored AI training series. This program, designed to cover both fundamental and advanced AI concepts, equips our workforce with the tools needed for responsible and effective AI implementation in government services. Through such targeted training, we ensure our employees are at the forefront of AI utilization, enhancing service delivery and mission achievement. The 2023 training series is avilable for CLPs on

Applied AI Challenges

In 2023, the AI CoP organized two Applied AI Challenges focusing on Healthcare and Large Language Models, attracting over 140 applications. These challenges highlighted innovative AI solutions and showcased how industry-government collaboration can advance AI maturity within agencies.

“The AI Community of Practice and the cross-agency collaboration it has fostered has been instrumental in providing the diversity of thought that has shaped my responsible AI work.”

— Maria Patterson, Presidential Innovation Fellow, Department of Labor

Working Groups

The AI CoP features active working groups in areas like Responsible AI, Natural Language Processing, and Computer Vision. In 2023, these groups made substantial contributions, including publishing an AI Governance Toolkit and Data Model Cards, facilitating knowledge sharing and supporting the responsible deployment of AI across government agencies. Active working groups include:

  • Responsible AI
  • Computer Vision
  • Natural Language Processing

Join the AI CoP!

The AI CoP is committed to evolving into a global resource ecosystem for responsible AI adoption and training. We aim to extend our collaborations with industry and academia, provide more high-value AI training sessions, and continue hosting impactful AI challenges. Together we are fostering a future where AI is leveraged to enhance government efficiency and public service.

Any government employee is welcome to become a member of the AI CoP. Through the AI CoP listserv, members can:

  • Join monthly community meetings
  • Participate in working groups
  • Attend virtual trainings & events
  • Connect with their peers through the CoP’s listserv

Join the AI CoP listserv by emailing with an empty subject line.

Note: Only government employees are eligible to join.

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