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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.

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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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Drones ready for takeoff

Once technology and regulations are in place for beyond-visual-line-of-sight and multiple-drone piloting operations, unmanned aerial systems will really take off, experts say.

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GSA launches virtual assistant pilot

Government services could be just a voice command away if agencies could easily launch their own virtual assistants.

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Facial recognition tech helps with disease diagnosis

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have successfully used facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease in Africans, Asians and Latin Americans.

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NASA preps for space-based communications via lasers

The space agency is developing laser communication technology that will make data transmission between space and earth much faster.

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