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  • IBM quantum computer (IBM Research/YouTube)

    IBM expands cloud-based quantum access

    Members of the IBM Q Network will have cloud-based access to the 20-qubit IBM Q system and eventually to the company's 50-qubit prototype processor.

  • AI-enabled chatbot (Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com)

    AI and chatbots: Driving the future of government IT service management

    Successful integration of AI into government agencies will reduce costs and increase service management efficiencies.

  • blockchain (Sashkin/Shutterstock.com)

    Agencies cautious on blockchain applications

    Agency execs caution that putting policy before technology could "hijack" future efforts to deploy the technology.

  • recognizing objects in traffic (Texas Advanced Computing Center/Center for Transportation Research)

    Traffic analysis at the intersection of AI and supercomputing

    Artificial intelligence and high-end hardware can automatically analyze video data from traffic cameras and provide actionable information for decision-makers.

  • businessman pressing brain button (Jirsak/Shutterstock.com)

    What's government's role in AI?

    Senators explore government's role as both an end user and enabler of artificial intelligence.

  • augmented reality training (Army Research Laboratory)

    Army seeks virtual training environment for squads

    The Squad immersive Virtual Trainer would give small units realistic training for shooting, movement, communications, care of wounded and defensive capabilities in a variety of realistic terrains.

  • seedlings (viorelrailean/Shutterstock.com)

    DARPA engineering smart plants to act as biosensors

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is exploring ways plants can be genetically modified to detect chemical, nuclear or biological threats that waft through the air.

  • soldier amid ruins with drone (Fotos593 / Shutterstock.com)

    Disaster zones could soon be salvaged by teams of smart devices -- here’s how

    Smartphones, sensors and drones can be brought together in complex device networks to address communications and power needs in emergency response.

  • automated processes

    States see potential in intelligent automation, blockchain

    CIOs for human services agencies in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee see emerging technologies as a way to improve data quality and boost efficiency.

  • Santa Clara Valley Aquifer (ASI/University at Buffalo/NASA-JPL/Caltech/Google Earth/U of Basilicata)

    Dipsticking aquifers from space

    Orbiting satellites can measure the "breathing" of the earth as water is added to or drawn from underground aquifers.

  • business meeting (ASDF_MEDIA/Shutterstock.com)

    Virginia looks to IT startups for tech infusion

    A new program would identify and evaluate businesses whose IT services and expertise could provide value to state agencies.

  • underground tunnel (adamziaja.com/Shutterstock.com)

    Mapping what lies beneath

    DARPA is looking for technologies that could rapidly map and navigate unknown complex subterranean environments.

  • contemplating the future (SFIO CRACHO/Shutterstock.com)

    Governors prep for disruptive technology

    The NGA Future initiative will bring governors, industry and thought leaders together to prepare for emerging technologies.

  • artist concept of NASA

    NASA plans for 'Earth-independent' space exploration

    The space agency wants research proposals for processes that turn in-situ resources into water, oxygen and fuel.

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  • artificial intelligence (ktsdesign/Shutterstock.com)

    Machine learning with limited data

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