“Implementing machine learning and artificial intelligence has radically transformed the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ productivity, freed up its workforce to perform less menial tasks and has resulted in more accurate survey analysis.”
“The fact-finding agency processes hundreds of thousands of surveys each year to provide the government and public with essential statistical data about society and the economy. In the past, converting the text-heavy records into different codes that make sense of the data required BLS workers to engage in tedious manual labor that didn’t always result in the most accurate outcomes. But automating the once manual processes has had lasting impacts…” Read the full article here.
Source: How the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Ditching Hand-coding Data – By Brandi Vincent, May 24, 2019. Nextgov.