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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Amazon echo dot (Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com)

    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.

  • laser communications (NASA)

    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.

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  • people voting

    How are manufacturers securing their voting machines?


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