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10 times this year the Webb telescope blew us away with new images of our stunning universe

The James Webb Space Telescope allows offers scientists a closer look into the infrared with greater sensitivity and sharpness.

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Not everything we call AI is actually ‘artificial intelligence.’ Here’s what you need to know

Systems that involve learning and adapting are considered artificial intelligence, and one expert says advancements in the data, computation and algorithms behind AI could someday imitate the way humans think.

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$500M for new tech hubs program included in federal spending bill

A law to promote domestic semiconductor production approved earlier this year created the regional development program, but didn’t fund it. The proposed spending would enable its launch.

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State gets ready to capitalize on blockchain

A Texas work group found opportunities for the technology in smart contracts, records management and governance models.

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Biometrics have a role to play in government service delivery, trade group says

The Better Identity Coalition laid out a roadmap for states to tackle digital identity issues Monday, including how to deploy and oversee technologies like facial recognition.

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Historic fusion ignition promises innovation in clean energy, national security

The breakthrough fusion experiment conducted last week at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory stands to change the U.S.’ national security posture and sustainable energy development.

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Everyone’s having a field day with ChatGPT – but nobody knows how it actually works

OpenAI's recently released ChatbotGPT is not open source and has not been accompanied by peer-reviewed literature so far. One expert says this lack of transparency could slow down future AI advancements.

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How one state jockeys for drone, AV leadership

The Arkansas Council on Future Mobility called on the state to capitalize on the rapidly changing mobility landscape by investing in its tech infrastructure and workforce.

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Startups get hands-on intro to the smart city space

The Smart Futures Lab in Denver provides a physical and digital community where participants can hone their technology and find government partners.

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The ChatGPT chatbot is blowing people away with its writing skills. An expert explains why it’s so impressive

The text-generating model stands out from its cohorts for its mostly accurate and helpful responses and it can even reject inappropriate prompts, but one expert says the chatbot's impressive feats are still not up to par with human capabilities.

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Text-to-image AI: powerful, easy-to-use technology for making art – and fakes

As AI-generated images become more popular, one expert says the inherent creative freedom coincides with the ability to create false and sometimes harmful media.

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Tricky terrain is no problem for this four-legged robot

Researchers have developed a robot that uses machine learning to navigate its surrounding, which scientists say could assist in search and rescue operations.

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Transit agency pilots gun detection tech

Philadelphia’s SEPTA will test an AI-based video analytics solution that aims to reduce gun-related violence on train platforms.

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How AI speeds time to repair

Artificial intelligence that monitors networks can help teams pinpoint problems and suggest repairs.

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States enter the quantum race

Chattanooga is leveraging its high-speed fiber for the first commercial quantum network, while Maryland builds a quantum ecosystem.

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Maine’s 3D-printed wood-fiber home

The recyclable, 3D-printed homes could help fill the housing gap while advancing sustainable manufacturing.

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In northern Minnesota, autonomous vehicles are hitting rural roads

As Grand Rapids becomes the first rural community in the nation to pilot an autonomous shuttle service, it’s a trial by snow and ice rather than fire.

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City seeks digital twin for public building interiors

As original blueprints are no longer accurate, Aurora, Illinois, wants indoor digital maps to update records and increase public safety.

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Faster, scalable triage for mass casualty incidents

DARPA is challenging innovators to develop advanced sensor and algorithm technology that can quickly assess the extent of an injury.

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