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    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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    Can augmented reality improve highway construction?

    The Federal Highway Administration wants to study the potential for AR technology to improve management of highway construction projects.

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    Design and resilience key for smart city sensors

    The success of Chicago's Array of Things sensor net depends not only on the resilience of the hardware but the look of the nodes, according to the project’s lead.

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    How governments really use emerging tech

    A number of agencies have been able to leverage innovation to deliver government services more efficiently, create public value and transform lives, a new report says.

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    How the military is using ‘violent, chaotic, beautiful’ video games to train soldiers

    Though their effectiveness as training tools is disputed, violent video games can be used for recruiting soldiers and promoting the geopolitical goals of the military.

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    IBM pushes toward quantum goal

    The company announced plans to scale its systems to 50 qubits and make them commercially available for business and collaborative scientific research.

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    A survival guide for the coming AI revolution

    Artificial intelligence will disrupt fields where human processing power falls short, but it can create opportunities that embrace creativity, social intelligence and manipulation.

  • Microelectromechanical device with micro mirror mounted in system to direct infrared laser light to the receiver (photo by Patrick Mansell / Penn State)

    Cool, cable-free data centers via laser data transmission

    Researchers have demonstrated that infrared lasers can be used to send high-speed, low-error data streams from equipment mounted on top of server racks.

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    Rehabilitating prisoners in a virtual world

    Virtual Rehab hopes to bring virtual reality educational and rehabilitation experiences to prisoners.

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    Leveraging the wisdom (and ignorance) of crowds

    A new IARPA project aims to improve human reasoning through large-scale, structured crowdsourcing.

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    Putting HoloLens to work inspecting infrastructure

    Mixed reality apps will combine images and existing modeling data to help HoloLens-wearing inspectors quickly evaluate a structure’s integrity and construction progress.

  • augmented reality for training at Sandia National Laboratories (photo by Randy Montoya)

    AR-based nuclear security training

    Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have been working with augmented reality to improve security training for nuclear facilities.

  • Securing IoT devices from within

    Securing IoT devices from within

    To ensure mutual authentication, a new solution uses a small chip that is preloaded with unique cryptographic codes to allow data to be transmitted more securely from an IoT device to the cloud.

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    Driving the autonomous vehicle conversation

    Policy makers and auto industry executives discuss government’s role in autonomous vehicles.

Topic Resources

  • Transforming Customer Service: Building a Smarter Service-Oriented Workforce

    Whether a public contact center or an internal help desk, government offices managing customer service play a vital role in supporting their agencies missions. Unfortunately, many service centers lack the tools they need to deliver high-quality services in a timely fashion. In this webcast, Michelle Earley, USAJOBS Program Manager at OPM, and Stephanie Wade, Director, Innovation Lab at OPM, will discuss how they are transforming USAJOBS, the federal government's official jobs site to improve the hiring process and elevate the level of customer service that applicants receive. The transformation is comprehensive, involving the adoption of human-centered design principles, the use cloud-based DevOps to create new services, and the modernization of foundational technology, including the cloud.

  • Improve Agency Processes -- Focus Here First

    View this on-demand presentation to learn how agencies can use process improvement to put the U.S. Digital Services Playbook into action. Leading experts used real-world case studies to illustrate how Business Process Management (BPM) can help agencies save resources and meet customer expectations, regardless of location, device, or communication method.

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    What's government's role in AI?


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