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Advancing AI with grand challenges, greater security

The last of three hearings on artificial intelligence examined challenges to the technology and government's role in driving AI forward.

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Assessing the impact of algorithms

An Algorithmic Impact Assessment could help governments avoid the potential pitfalls associated with automated decision-making, the AI Now Institute says.

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Army wants AI to help soldiers sort signals intell

The Army Rapid Capabilities Office thinks artificial intelligence can better classify signals for soldiers fighting against adversaries with well-developed electronic warfare capabilities.

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Analytics help city police connect the dots across databases

Using an SAS solution to merge and manage large disparate datasets, law enforcement professionals in Cary, N.C., can leverage advanced analytical capabilities for their investigations.

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Wanted: A new strategy for machine intelligence

As machine intelligence makes its way out of the lab and onto the battlefield, experts are calling for a national strategy that simultaneously advances and harnesses the technology.

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State of AI: Beneficial, but challenges persist

GAO summarizes the findings of a forum on the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence.

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Indiana's risk-based strategy for tax fraud detection

With tax day less than three weeks away, the Indiana Department of Revenue is utilizing fraud analytics to detect anomalies in returns.

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When natural disasters strike, intelligent virtual assistants respond

By including virtual assistants in contact centers, emergency response agencies can avoid additional spending and backlogs, increase efficiencies and improve the citizen experience.

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Scoring sex offenders to predict future risk

OffenderWatch's Focus assigns a risk score to registered offenders based on more than 100 different risk factors found in the offender's record as well as other data sources.

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How Maryland uses data to fight opioids

Although data from Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs can help identify users who need treatment, license plate readers help police catch criminals bringing drugs into the state.

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AI takes root across agencies

At a congressional hearing on artificial intelligence and the federal government, agency execs detailed how they are applying to the technology to increase efficiency.

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Predictive analytics for smarter border security

Unisys' LineSight ingests and analyzes high volumes of data from multiple sources to flag potential threats in near real time.

Topic Resources

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    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • Enabling the Data-Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

    Government leaders have to consider and weigh many variables as they undertake the mission to improve the lives of citizens. They are continually challenged to improve program outcomes, optimize service delivery, and strengthen security, safety and resilience. They face these challenges knowing they have to build capabilities to identify hidden patterns, apply insight with speed and build knowledge that will better enable them to enhance and protect the economic vitality of the citizens and communities they serve.

  • Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

    Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.

  • Compliance is Made Easier with Certain Steps

    State and local agencies have to prioritize which regulations are most applicable and find efficient ways to ensure compliance—a task made more challenging by insufficient human and financial resources.


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