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Government leans into machine learning

Agencies at every level -- local, state and federal -- are increasingly using AI and machine learning to better understand data and make back-office tasks more efficient.

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Mitigating the risks of military AI

A new report urges researchers to focus less on automated combat and more on defensive machine learning.

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Uber taps government, university partners for UberAIR

The Army Research Lab, the University of Texas at Austin and NASA are working with Uber on its flying taxi service.

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TSA ramps up airport security tech

More airports will implement 3D baggage scanning and credential authentication technologies in the coming year, the Transportation Security Administration said.

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Robots learn by 'following the leader'

Army Research Laboratory scientists are teaching robots to learn how to navigate environmental features following examples provided by humans.

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DARPA's plan to restore trust in electronic documents

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SafeDocs program aims to devise a dramatically better way to detect and reject untrustworthy data.

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CDC tests blockchain for data transparency

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is running a pilot that uses blockchain to secure health record data and give the data lifecycle far more transparency.

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Can electricity use predict a bad morning commute?

Data on household electricity consumption could help transit agencies predict morning traffic congestion, new research suggests.

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West Virginia to expand blockchain-based voting

After a successful two-county test during the May primary election, the West Virginia secretary of state is planning to expand the effort in November.

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Why confidence matters in facial recognition systems

Concerns over the accuracy of facial recognition systems came under the spotlight when Amazon’s Rekognition incorrectly matched 28 members of Congress to criminal mugshots.

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Advancing computing in a post-Moore's Law world

DARPA plans to use new computer architectures, design and materials to push computing, even as Moore’s Law seems to be reaching its limit.

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AI, quantum, space commercialization among White House R&D priorities

Artificial intelligence, quantum computing, advanced communications and space commercialization are among the White House's research and development priorities for fiscal year 2020.

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