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Why innovation has never been easier

Governments are experimenting with personal digital assistants, chatbots and virtual reality, but innovation can also come from integrating data and existing services in new ways.

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GSA opens platform for blockchain, AI info sharing

GSA’s Emerging Citizen Technology program has launched an online atlas to serve as a one-stop resource for its blockchain and artificial intelligence projects.

Can blockchain bring interoperability to healthcare?

CDC eyes blockchain for exchanging health data during disasters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is experimenting with the distributed ledger technology to monitor the spread of infectious diseases in crisis situations.

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A drone that can stay aloft all week

CyPhy Works' tethered drone can hover 400 feet above the ground for extended surveillance, disaster response and other missions.

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Vets prep for careers with virtual job interviews

The Virtual Training Agent for Veterans, or VITA4VETS, helps vets prepare for job interviews by building their professional conversation skills and reducing anxiety.

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Automation to help the disabled navigate transit

Intelligent transportation systems can make public transit more accessible to people with disabilities.

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As military buys more robots, police ask for leftovers

Hand-me-down systems are making their way to local law enforcement, but even then funding can be a challenge.

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How to get practical value from artificial intelligence

Deploying AI and machine learning “out of the box” allows agencies to quickly get benefit from the technology and avoid long procurement cycles and complex integrations.

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Energy Department launches new HPC initiative

The new program focuses on materials for use in severe environments, and is part of DOE's larger HPC4 Energy Innovation Initiative.

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GSA looks to blockchain for speeding procurement processes

GSA is exploring a proof of concept that uses the distributed ledger technology to automate its FASt Lane procurement process.

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Xbox controllers guide sub's periscope

The gaming hardware will be used to control photonic masts on submarines.

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FAA speeds drone approvals for Irma recovery

Drone authorizations and operations kicked into high gear in the weeks following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.


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