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Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) companies choose Arlington, VA for its globally recognized talent pool, proximity to federal research agencies and access to federal policymakers.

As home to the Department of Defense’s Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office, key federal agencies like the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and industry leading companies like Amazon and Deloitte, Arlington is seeing a growing number of AI/ML companies populate its commercial market.

Ecosystem Assets

Local Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Assets

The Washington, D.C. metro region has an established ecosystem ready to support the AI/ML industry. Our many regional assets allow companies to grow and succeed. Some of these assets include:

  • Accenture Federal Services Federal Generative AI Center of Excellence
  • Amazon HQ2  
  • DOD’s Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office  
  • Deloitte Artificial Intelligence Institute for Government (DAIIG)  
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency  
  • Office of Naval Research  
  • Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics  
  • Virginia Tech National Security Institute  


Industry Talent

Industry Talent

The Washington, D.C. metro region is ranked as a top-10 global hub for Artificial Intelligence talent by the Harvard Business Review, with higher marks for gender and racial diversity than the leading hubs. The existing industry talent pool is bolstered by a rising roster of higher education programs with AI/ML-specific programs, including:  

  • Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute  
  • George Mason University Institute for Digital Innovation  
  • Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology  
  • Northeastern University, Arlington  
  • University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute  
  • Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Market Opportunity

Market Opportunity

Ranked by McKinsey & Company as its top technology trend for companies in 2023, artificial intelligence has a global annual value potential of $10 to $15 trillion. The technology has strong applicability in numerous industries, including aerospace and defense, financial services, healthcare, information technology and pharmaceuticals.

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