NCI Partners with Machine Learning Company Tanjo to Enhance AI Platform

Paul Dillahay, NCI

NCI Information Systems, Inc. is teaming with North Carolina-based machine learning company Tanjo Inc. to leverage its technology and infuse new data analytics capabilities into NCI’s artificial intelligence platform.

The platform is called Scaling Humans with Artificial Intelligence, or Shai, and it delivers real-time insights and intelligence to NCI’s federal customers. The company plans to enhance Shai with Tanjo’s machine learning technology that studies the volume, velocity and variety of big data — in this case, government data.

This way, NCI can expand its offerings and data analytics capabilities it provides to government customers, and agencies can use their data to improve mission outcomes. NCI customers include health, defense, intelligence and civilian government agencies.

“As the quantity of data being gathered across the federal government continues to surge, faster results, improved insight and more informed decision-making is paramount,” said NCI president and CEO Paul Dillahay. “Our collaboration with Tanjo will maximize the efficiency and value of our customers’ workforce and data strategies in this regard.” 

And Tanjo is looking forward to the partnership and opportunity to apply its machine learning technology to the work NCI does for its federal clients, said Tanjo CEO Richard Boyd.

“Our machine learning tools analyze massive amounts of data swiftly and recognize patterns much faster than humans. Combining this capability with NCI’s AI solution set will arm federal workers with automated insight and access to collective knowledge, which they can use every day to solve critical challenges,” Boyd said.

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