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  • facial recognition technology

    Facial recognition is increasingly common, but how does it work?

    As facial recognition becomes more common in immigration and law enforcement applications, we must understand the issues of accuracy, privacy and ethics this new capability raises.

  • The case for cloud-based artificial intelligence (vectorfusionart/Shutterstock.com)

    The case for cloud-based AI

    GCN spoke with Meagan Metzger, the founder of the Dcode42 accelerator, about its partnership with Amazon Web Services to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to address government challenges.

  • drone in sunrise (Alexey Yuzhakov/Shutterstock.com)

    Drones ready for takeoff

    Once technology and regulations are in place for beyond-visual-line-of-sight and multiple-drone piloting operations, unmanned aerial systems will really take off, experts say.

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    GSA launches virtual assistant pilot

    Government services could be just a voice command away if agencies could easily launch their own virtual assistants.

  • remote hiker (Shutterstock.com)

    SatPaq to the rescue with satellite texting

    Embedded in a smartphone case, the device uses microwaves to send text messages via geostationary satellites.

  • Facial recognition software analysis applied to a young patient (Paul Kruszka/NIH)

    Facial recognition tech helps with disease diagnosis

    Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have successfully used facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease in Africans, Asians and Latin Americans.

  • International Space Station (NASA)

    For space docking, the computer takes the wheel

    NASA’s Raven module uses sensors, machine-vision algorithms and a radiation-tolerant processing platform to automate navigation and docking.

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    NASA preps for space-based communications via lasers

    The space agency is developing laser communication technology that will make data transmission between space and earth much faster.

  • blockchain as a service

    IBM launches blockchain as a service

    Based on the IBM Cloud, the new service gives enterprises a way to experiment with the distributed ledger technology.

  • aftermath of bombing (Prometheus72 / Shutterstock.com)

    Predicting suicide attacks by analyzing similarities

    By analyzing features and patterns in recent attacks, researchers may be able to predict not only the characteristics of future attacks, but timing and location as well.

  • lab testing (Shutterstock image)

    Biotech advances may stress regulatory agencies

    Ratcheting up scientific capabilities, tools and expertise will help agencies evaluate new biotech products, a new report says.

  • Six steps to securing additive manufacturing

    Six steps to securing additive manufacturing

    The Defense Department's maintenance and supply-chain challenges have made it a leader in additive manufacturing, but the next major hurdle will be ensuring that the technology is secure.

  • artificial intelligence network concept (ShutterStock image)

    What’s AI, and what’s not

    There about as many definitions of artificial intelligence as there are researchers developing the technology.

  • doctor appointment on calendar (ShutterStock image)

    The virtual assistant for the VA

    A voice-activated virtual assistant may make it easier for veterans to schedule appointments that are then integrated with their health records and the workflow at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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  • california earthquake (Crystal Eye Studio/Shutterstock.com)

    USGS to tweak software after false earthquake alert


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