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  • blockchain (By a-image/Shutterstock.com)

    Unlocking blockchain for government

    Using blockchain technology through permissioned networks can help state governments improve the delivery of their services, a new report finds.

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 launches off the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob G. Kaucher/Released)

    DOD believes blockchain can boost 3-D printing at the front

    An encrypted and distributed ledger system could help solve intellectual property concerns that complicate efforts to produce parts on the fly.

  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Marcy Witkowski/Shutterstock.com)

    FHWA looks into drones for bridge inspection

    The agency is interested learning how data from drones can support bridge inspections.

  • road signs (ravipat/Shutterstock.com)

    Smart infrastructure for roadside-to-vehicle communication

    SinWaves’ wireless system transmits road-related information to alert approaching drivers and autonomous vehicles to upcoming events.

  • big data interfaces (Syda Productions/Shutterstock.com)

    'Minority Report' moves closer to reality

    Big data analytics helps officials identify criminals and terrorists, while virtual reality training improves agencies’ situational awareness and responses.

  • CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network

    In L.A., chatbot chips away at email volume

    CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network, answers residents’ questions about bid opportunities.

  • IoT (a-image/Shutterstock.com)

    6 ways AI can improve how government works right now

    Artificial intelligence can help agencies automate tasks and increase efficiency, a Deloitte report says.

  • image analysis of 74.25 gigapixel image of San Francisco. (ViSUS/YouTube)

    Gigapixel image analysis on the fly

    The ViSUS data-streaming application can progressively process and display ultra-large image files in real time on consumer hardware.

  • Alexa

    GSA launches virtual assistant pilot

    The project will help make government information available to consumers via personal digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Assistant and Facebook Messenger.

  • chat app (ProStockStudio/Shutterstock.com)

    Democratizing AI for agencies

    With Microsoft Cognitive Services, agencies can beef up their applications with emotion and video detection; facial, speech and vision recognition; and speech and language understanding.

  • analysis tools (VLADGRIN/Shutterstock.com)

    Building machine parts for intelligence analysts

    IARPA is developing technologies that will enhance analysts’ decision-making capabilities.

  • Training neural network for object recognition (a car with front lights) in action. Credit: Uni Research Computing

    Deep-learning tools surpass humans in analyzing images

    Researchers are using big data analysis on images and videos for a variety of purposes, from managing traffic and detecting autism in children to providing warning of imminent landslides.

  • AI-powered robot (Tatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock.com)

    Looking for AI without the bias

    The shortcomings of today’s artificial intelligence technologies are often the result of our own biases, a Rand report says.

  • adversarial machine learning

    Machines learning evolves, and hackers stand to gain

    Automated systems that teach themselves can be manipulated by adversaries.

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  • augmented reality training (Army Research Laboratory)

    Army seeks virtual training environment for squads