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Study: Sentencing software just as bad at predicting recidivism as untrained volunteers

Researchers found that both a specialty algorithm and untrained volunteers were about 65 percent accurate in predicting recidivism.

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AI breaks into the enterprise

The use of artificial intelligence a mainstream business tool grew 60 percent over the last year.

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Oklahoma seeks camera system to verify drivers' insurance

The state is looking for a system that would analyze a photo of a license plate and run it against a database to find out if the vehicle’s owner is insured.

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Finding food poisoning cases via Yelp reviews

The New York City Health Department and Columbia University analyze Yelp comments for keywords indicating foodborne illness in the city.

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DOE puts supercomputers to work on transportation efficiency

The Department of Energy will devote some of its supercomputing resources to two new early-stage research projects focusing on improving energy efficiency in transportation environments.

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Modernizing a benefits program? You need better analytics

Analytics make benefits delivery more efficient by allowing agencies to target services, detect fraud, streamline back-office operations and lower costs.

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DOT taps into Waze, GPS data

The federal Department of Transportation announced plans for two pilot programs to integrate its existing datasets with near-real-time data sources to improve highway safety.

Federal 100 winners announced

Last call for FCW's Federal 100 Award nominations

If you know someone doing outstanding work in federal IT, be sure to nominate them by Jan. 3.

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Graph databases help agencies spot relationships across silos

The solution lets users connect data points among siloed datasets and applies machine learning so that their algorithms improve over time.

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DOD looks to analytics to fight fraudulent contractors

The Defense Logistics Agency wants to beef up its Business Decision Analytics tool to catch supply chain fraud and crack down on "CAGE jacking."

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New York City moves to create accountability for algorithms

The New York City Council passed the country’s first bill to address algorithmic discrimination in city government.

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Colorado puts technology in the driver's seat

The state is building the country's first production-grade, connected vehicle system in which real-time data is shared across vehicles, infrastructure and people.

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