One Air National Guard trying AI to streamline basic tasks and cut paperwork

Just like innumerable other government agencies, the Air Force runs on paper-based forms that have to be filled out manually, and each one takes time. But “how much” was a difficult question to answer, until the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Wing saw a chance to do things differently. The wing has been experimenting with AI to take some of the repetitive tasks out of all that paperwork. And based on initial tests, the process could save the Air Force 156,000 man hours every year for just one form. Chief Master Sgt. Joe Young has been leading the testing process for the 192nd. He talked with Federal News Network’s Jared Serbu on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.