artificial intelligence

AI information retrieval: A search engine researcher explains the promise and peril of letting ChatGPT and its cousins search the web for you

Generative artificial intelligence may seem like a convenient solution to a quick query, but users should caution the potential for unverified or even false responses.

How agencies can help constituents find accurate information quicker

COMMENTARY | With AI-enabled answer engines, users can ask complete questions and get the correct answer regardless of how they phrase the question.

Creating responsible AI presents 'major technical challenges,' NIST official says

Experts discussed the regulations needed for fast-developing AI software, with NIST’s Elham Tabassi emphasizing the need for proper data and measurement strategies for different systems.

Criminal justice algorithms still discriminate

Algorithms built upon messy, subjective and discriminatory data can replicate or even amplify bias that disproportionately harms marginalized communities.

A survey of over 17,000 people indicates only half of us are willing to trust AI at work

Employees are more comfortable with artificial intelligence for task automation compared with monitoring, performance management and human resources purposes, the survey finds.

We pitted ChatGPT against tools for detecting AI-written text, and the results are troubling

The race between tools that generate artificial intelligence-enabled text and the tools to detect nonhuman writing has no clear winner.

State comptroller: New York City agencies are using AI without guardrails

An audit by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli found that New York City lacks “an effective AI governance framework.”

How does ChatGPT differ from human intelligence?

Humans and computer intelligence harbor many similarities in how they process information, researchers say, but machines still have limitations.

AI, sensors enhance wildfire detection

A pilot program in Oregon’s Willamette Valley will test how well artificial intelligence-enabled sensors can identify and characterize wildfires, which will help with responder resource allocation and boost community resilience.

AI-powered career recommendation engine delivers more job options

MD Job Genie uses artificial intelligence to analyze an individual’s specific skills and work history and identify matches—even in a different industry.

ChatGPT is a data privacy nightmare. If you’ve ever posted online, you ought to be concerned

As generative artificial intelligence tools gain popularity, one expert warns these models could be trained on personal data collected without the user's knowledge.

ChatGPT-powered cyberattacks expected, report says

More than half of IT professionals surveyed predicted the AI chatbot will be behind a successful hack within the year, while 71% believe foreign governments are already using it.

NIST researcher calls for further evaluation of the AI impact on humans

Amid growing concerns that artificial intelligence systems could be misused by cybercriminals and for malicious purposes, a leading researcher said more study is needed to determine the societal impact.

IBM, NASA will use AI to improve climate change research

The research will use IBM’s artificial intelligence technology and NASA’s Earth and geospatial science data to make climate data more accessible to data scientists, policy makers and the public.

10 steps to future water sustainability

Municipal water managers can harness new technologies that will adapt to changes in how water is understood, managed and shared.

How AI helps one city spot damaged rooftops

The Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Department is using a mix of artificial intelligence, GIS-based flyover imagery and building code enforcement data to automatically detect at-risk buildings.

NIST debuts long-anticipated AI risk management framework

With the launch of the AI RMF 1.0, federal researchers focused on four core functions to structure how all organizations evaluate and introduce more trustworthy AI systems.