We are excited to announce QuantHub has been selected as a finalist at the VA National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII) AI Tech Sprint! The NAII 2022 AI Tech Sprint brings together competitors to create prototypes based on AI-enabled tools, to introduce and enhance technologies and practices within the U.S. government. AI Tech Sprints are three-month competitive engagements that foster collaboration between industry, academia, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

As a participant in this project, QuantHub was tasked with creating a prototype learning platform for the All Services Personnel and Institutional Readiness Engine (ASPIRE) project – this mission will guide VA’s future workforce to enhancing their in-demand AI skills. In the first two stages of this project, QuantHub continued to advance and refine its industry-leading data skills assessment platform by tightly integrating test results with learning paths and training recommendations.

Users of the QuantHub platform, whether in the government or private sector, can complete a highly customized data skills test, and receive an AI-guided learning journey that uses a combination of Bayesian Algorithms that predict everything from skill expertise to likelihood of long-term retention. In the evaluation process, QuantHub scores were remarked by the judges to be “phenomenal,” and QuantHub was selected as one of the best-in-class and recommended for advancement.

Data skills assessment and upskilling has become an increasingly hot topic in recent years. Research firm Forrester recently reported 82% of leaders expect all employees to have basic data literacy, and 79% of leaders say teams are equipping workers with critical data skills — but only 40% of employees say they are being provided with the data skills their employers expect. The National Artificial Intelligence Institute recognizes the need for not only data skills training, but highly targeted training that allows individuals to focus primarily on skill gaps. QuantHub is pleased to have been selected first to participate, and now to move on to the final round of development in this important technology challenge.

Final winning order will be determined in January and announced at a ceremony to be held at the National Press Club in Washington DC.

More information can be found at: https://www.research.va.gov/naii/tech-sprints.cfm