Building the foundation for AI-enabled computer vision

Building the foundation for AI-enabled computer vision

Sandia National Laboratories and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity are working together to find ways to equip computers with algorithms that can recognize visual subtleties the human brain can divine in an instant.

Where traditional DNA testing fails, algorithms take over

Where traditional DNA testing fails, algorithms take over

Powerful software is solving more crimes and raising new questions about due process.

Using data to build a safer city

Using data to build a safer city

Urban planners soon may be able create safer cities based on a combination of cellphone data, Google Street View images and machine learning.

NTIS announces data partners

NTIS announces data partners

The 35 joint venture partners will work with the National Technical Information Service to help federal agencies improve their data access, interoperability, search and services.

Can feds catch up on IoT?

Can feds catch up on IoT?

Cities have taken the lead on sensor systems, but experts say the federal potential is immense -- if security improves sufficiently.

Keys to the smart city: How to make initiatives successful

Keys to the smart city: How to make initiatives successful

City leaders need real-time visibility across their entire project portfolio to help them better plan, build and operate their smart city.

Pittsburgh’s ‘smart spine’ transit tech gets funding infusion

Pittsburgh’s ‘smart spine’ transit tech gets funding infusion

An artificial-intelligence-powered sensor network will better managing the timing of traffic lights and crosswalk signals.

Listening to the universe from rural West Virginia

Listening to the universe from rural West Virginia

The Green Bank radio telescope allows researchers to see astronomical phenomena often invisible or hidden in the electromagnetic spectrum.

Machine learning tool cleans dirty data

Machine learning tool cleans dirty data

To reduce data-cleaning mistakes, ActiveClean takes humans out of the two most error-prone steps of data cleaning: finding dirty data and updating the model.

Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

Benefit Assist sifts through tax information to help determine a person’s eligibility for benefits from programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid and Medicare.

Weather forecasters can’t manipulate hurricane warnings — here’s why

Weather forecasters can’t manipulate hurricane warnings -- here’s why

Today’s networked and publicly available weather data makes decisions about issuing weather warnings transparent.

2016 DIG IT winners

Discovery and innovation in government IT: The 2016 dig IT Award winners

DARPA, FEMA, NGA, Prince George's County, New Jersey's Parole Board and the Ark-Tex Council of Governments take top honors.