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FHWA looks into drones for bridge inspection

The agency is interested learning how data from drones can support bridge inspections.

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DOD believes blockchain can boost 3-D printing at the front

An encrypted and distributed ledger system could help solve intellectual property concerns that complicate efforts to produce parts on the fly.

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'Minority Report' moves closer to reality

Big data analytics helps officials identify criminals and terrorists, while virtual reality training improves agencies’ situational awareness and responses.

CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network

In L.A., chatbot chips away at email volume

CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network, answers residents’ questions about bid opportunities.

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6 ways AI can improve how government works right now

Artificial intelligence can help agencies automate tasks and increase efficiency, a Deloitte report says.


GSA launches virtual assistant pilot

The project will help make government information available to consumers via personal digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Assistant and Facebook Messenger.

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Building machine parts for intelligence analysts

IARPA is developing technologies that will enhance analysts’ decision-making capabilities.

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Democratizing AI for agencies

With Microsoft Cognitive Services, agencies can beef up their applications with emotion and video detection; facial, speech and vision recognition; and speech and language understanding.

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Machines learning evolves, and hackers stand to gain

Automated systems that teach themselves can be manipulated by adversaries.

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Looking for AI without the bias

The shortcomings of today’s artificial intelligence technologies are often the result of our own biases, a Rand report says.

facial recognition technology

Facial recognition is increasingly common, but how does it work?

As facial recognition becomes more common in immigration and law enforcement applications, we must understand the issues of accuracy, privacy and ethics this new capability raises.

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The case for cloud-based AI

GCN spoke with Meagan Metzger, the founder of the Dcode42 accelerator, about its partnership with Amazon Web Services to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to address government challenges.

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