SoKat wins GSA Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Challenge 2020

December 2020, Woodstock, Maryland – SoKat has been awarded 3rd Place in GSA’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Challenge to review end-user license agreements (EULA) for terms and conditions that are unacceptable to the government.

“The EULA challenge exposed how industry could provide IT solutions leveraging AI/ML capabilities within the acquisition business process. Together we can potentially accelerate the process to be more effective and efficient by leveraging these emerging technologies,” said Keith K. Nakasone, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition, GSA.

GSA asked solvers to develop a solution that used AI and/or ML to improve the manual process of reviewing EULAs, which currently takes 7-14 days. The solutions were to include a user interface that GSA would use to process documents and identify unacceptable clauses or terms in the EULAs. GSA’s goal was to decrease the time spent manually reviewing EULAs, free up resources to focus on other aspects of the acquisition process and improve the accuracy and consistency of the review process.

“Exploring the art of the possible for emerging technologies such as AI/ML to automate business processes for low level tasks can lead to innovative IT solutions — paving the way for the government to be more collaborative with industry and adopt commercial best practices,” said Nakasone. 

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