You Can Use Generative AI to Decipher Foreign Assistance Manual

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By Wayan Vota on April 16, 2024

The Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) is a complete and authoritative supply for the US State Department’s group constructions, insurance policies, and procedures. The FAM governs the operations of the State Department, the Foreign Service and, when relevant, different federal companies.
However, the FAM coverage is structured into 20 volumes, and every quantity is additional divided into chapters. The lengthy volumes and their chapters tackle totally different areas of duty and operational actions. For occasion, there are volumes devoted to personnel, consular affairs, safety, and medical companies, amongst others.
The FAM could be complicated and opaque, even for State Department professionals.
Introducing GenAI FAM Policy Bot
I need to assist USAID and State Department employees higher decipher and perceive the Foreign Affairs Manual insurance policies and rules. This will assist employees and contractors do their jobs quicker, higher, and in compliance with the numerous FAM insurance policies.

Two months in the past, I introduced collectively a crew of Zambian software program builders to create this new Generative AI answer. We are utilizing customized GenAI software program that’s been skilled on the complete FAM. This is a beta model of our device and we’d love your suggestions on the way it works and what questions is does/doesn’t reply appropriately.

Your enter will assist us enhance the Policy Bot. Our subsequent model will embrace the Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAHs). What else ought to we embrace to make it easier to perceive rules? Please inform us within the feedback!
Other Generative AI Tools for You
I’ve been engaged on Generative AI instruments since I requested you in 2020: Bot or Not: Can You Tell What is Human or Machine Written Text? Since then, I’ve created a number of GenAI options to assist us all navigate USG guidelines and rules and digital growth matters utilizing retrieval-augmented era. RAG grounds LLMs in public information and might present hyperlinks to the supply documentation to confirm solutions.

What is your regulatory problem? I’m joyful to construct a bot to resolve your issues too.

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He additionally co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and some different issues. Opinions expressed listed below are his personal and don’t mirror the place of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.

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