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Why you need a digital twin

These virtual models of physical products or processes can help government agencies operate more efficiently and at lower costs.

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Blockchains won’t fix internet voting security -- and could make it worse

Officials and companies who promote online voting are creating a false sense of security –- and putting the integrity of the election process at risk.

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IARPA: It's time for better computers

Future Computing Systems will feature new hardware and software architectures as well as intelligent environments that understand their own state, according to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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Can common sense be built into AI?

DARPA's Machine Common Sense program aims to help intelligent systems understand their world, communicate with people and learn from new experiences.

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NASA seeks partners for urban air mobility challenge

To create safe and efficient air transport in cities, NASA plans a series of grand challenges aimed at developing urban air mobility.

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Evolution is at work in computers as well as life sciences

Just as general intelligence evolved in biological life forms, that same process could be used to develop computerized intelligent systems.

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HHS taps AI, automation for grants management

The Department of Health and Human Services is automating data processes to improve grants management.

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Why blockchain belongs in government

With its ability to secure private information and authorize transactions, blockchain can help restore the public’s confidence in government's digital information management.

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NASA's quantum computer takes on fleet management

The D-Wave 2000Q system at NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is being used to help Ford Motor Company to reduce energy consumption in commercial fleets.

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DOT issues new guidance for automated vehicles

The voluntary guidance prioritizes safety and technical neutrality and minimizes regulation while promoting operational and legal consistency across states and throughout the transportation industry.

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Science agencies invest in quantum

In conjunction with the release of the administration's national strategy on quantum computing, the Department of Energy, along with other agencies and universities, is setting the stage for a quantum-friendly future.

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Blockchain 101: NIST releases tech overview

NIST’s Blockchain Technology Overview addresses the benefits of distributed ledgers and provides a guide for suitability.

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