The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is testing wearables that report biometric data to a machine-learning algorithm to warn health officials when service members may be developing the COVID-19 virus.
Outdated systems have contributed to delayed payments and false fraud accusations, but modernization also has brought automated decision-making that sidelines legitimate applications.
State election officials are working to codify many of the pandemic-specific changes that broadened ballot access over the past year, but some face an uphill battle.
According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s latest evaluation of vendors’ facial recognition algorithms, including those submitted after mid-March 2020, the software is becoming more adept at recognizing subjects wearing face masks.
Researchers have developed an algorithm that may optimize vaccine distribution by targeting the people that have the maximum reachability into their social network.
Wastewater-based epidemiology offers an early warning signal that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is present in a community.
To expand its range of telehealth services to COVID patients, the Defense Department wants to incorporate “virtual hospital” capabilities -- including interoperable, autonomous and remote-controlled medical devices -- into its cloud-based platforms.
By collecting mobile device unique identifiers and locations anonymously on private Wi-Fi networks, the contact tracing platform can monitor potential COVID exposure and spread.