Texas is solidly on the vanguard of state governments implementing AI and automation solutions to help its huge array of state agencies deliver services to its citizens. Under the auspices of the Department of Information Resources, the state established an AI Center of Excellence that is charged with supporting AI initiatives across Texas’ 180 agencies.
And, according to DIR Director of Enterprise Solution Services Krishna Edathil, the agency is leveraging the AI-CoE as it oversees a statewide Request for Offer (RFO) in search of one or more vendors that can deliver a startling array of AI products and services.
Edathil says the RFO, which he believes is the first of its kind in the nation, covers artificial intelligence, machine learning, RPA, natural language processing, computer vision and digital assistants.
Vendors interested in exploring what the state is looking for and responding to the RFO have until Sept. 28, 2021. Visit the Texas Comproller’s website here for more detailed information and who to contact .