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GSA opens digital communities for AI and virtual reality

GSA opens digital communities for AI and virtual reality

The General Services Administration has launched two new Digital Communities -- interagency platforms where federal managers can share, develop and implement strategies for new technologies. Digital Communities have nearly 10,000 memberships across  16 mission areas, which now include the Artificial Intelligence for Citizen Services Community and the Virtual/Augmented Reality Community.

The AI Community will cover the use of technologies such as chatbots and natural voice recognition systems to make public services more responsive and open. Agencies can work together to test the latest in AI and share best practices on related security and policy.

The Virtual Reality Community will explore how citizens interact with advanced video and audio through virtual and augmented reality. Collaborators can conduct research, discuss pilot programs and develop virtual services, like applications for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Along with these new communities, GSA also announced the U.S. Digital Registry portal. Launched earlier this year, the registry serves as an application program interface-generating repository that allows agencies and citizens to confirm the official status of third-party sites, social media platforms and mobile apps.

With the new dashboard, users can search and export data on all registered federal government accounts and mobile applications by agency, platform or tag, according to DigitalGov.

Posted by Amanda Ziadeh on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:40 AM


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