Industry Spotlight: Focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

June 6, 2024

OECM Industry Spotlight | Focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
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In this fifth installment of OECM’s Industry Spotlight news resource, OECM’s Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) team explores the nuances of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and its impact on the broader public sector and the future of procurement.

The public sector stands on the brink of a significant technological shift, driven by rapid advancements in AI and AGI. As a trusted not-for-profit collaborative sourcing partner for Ontario’s public sectors and not-for-profit organizations, OECM aims to work alongside customers and supplier partners so that collectively, we can better understand the implications for AI/AGI and how best to navigate the technological transformations that impact the education, municipal, and other broader public sectors we serve.

Working in close collaboration with trusted supplier partners across several related OECM agreements, including CDW Canada, Computacenter Canada Inc., Dell Technologies, Softchoice Canada Inc., and Xerox Canada Ltd., in this issue, we aim to shed light on the current state, advancements, and ethical landscape of AI/AGI, to ensure our stakeholders are well-equipped for the journey ahead.

Click below to learn more as we dive deeper into this exciting topic.

Innovation, Ethics, and Impact: Harnessing AI/AGI for Public Sector Services

The Basics: Understanding AI and AGI

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) represent two distinct paradigms within the realm of technology. Understanding the difference is key to knowing how best to prepare for its impact. READ MORE

Innovation: Emerging Trends & Technologies

The current state of AI technology showcases a broad spectrum of applications across various sectors, illustrating the rapid pace of innovation and the tangible impact of AI in real-world settings.

Ethics: Regulatory Landscape and Accountability

The regulatory landscape for AI in 2024 is marked by significant developments aimed at enhancing accountability and addressing the ethical challenges posed by rapidly advancing technologies.

Impact: Perspectives on AI/AGI Integration

Adopting a forward-looking approach toward the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) within the public sector demonstrates a strategic commitment to leveraging emerging technologies for enhancing public sector services.

Finding the Right Solution: Working with OECM

As we explore the evolving landscape of AI and AGI within the public sector, it’s clear that these technologies hold transformative potential for enhancing public sector efficiency and service delivery. AI/AGI can streamline processes, provide deeper insights from data, and deliver personalized services to the public, driving significant improvements across various domains.

As we continue to gather industry insights and focus our efforts on fostering a collaborative environment, OECM is here to support our customers and stakeholders as we navigate the complexities of AI/AGI integration.

OECM continues to work to facilitate opportunities for collaboration, transparency, and the timely exchange of information between suppliers and customers so that we can help you better identify and tackle supply chain and industry challenges while supporting a value-based procurement approach. Whatever your needs, there is an OECM agreement and a supplier partner that can work for you.

If you have any questions about AI/AGI support and resources available through OECM agreements, please contact our dedicated Customer Support team at:

OECM Customer Support
1-844-OECM-900 (1-844-632-6900)

Note: The generative AI tool ChatGPT was used in the initial research phase for this article. All content has been reviewed and verified by OECM and its supplier partners.


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