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Technology Could Enable Better Suicide Prevention for Veterans

September 11 To better take care of high-risk patients, the Veterans Affairs Department needs to get technology that frees up caregivers' time.

Artificial Intelligence Is Great at Predicting the Size of Hurricanes, But Humans Still Need to Figure Out Their Impact

September 10 One of the modern computer’s first killer apps was predicting the weather.

Federal Government Needs a Gatekeeper for Data-based Reform

September 8 The government will likely need a data-centric agency and new positions to protect privacy as it expands the use of confidential data, the Commission on ...

What the CIA’s Tech Director Wants from AI

September 7 Dawn Meyerriecks says staying ahead of Russia and China isn’t as hard as getting U.S. leaders to listen to their own artificial intelligence analysis.

NASA’s Next Head Wants it to Do Less Climate Science and More Weather Science, But You Can’t Separate Them

September 7 Trump’s NASA nominee is Jim Bridenstine, a congressman from Oklahoma.

What We Don't Know About What Facebook Knows

September 7 If Facebook data has such a far reach, why does it contain basic errors of plausibility?

What Makes a Smart City Truly Smart?

September 7 Kansas City has streetlights equipped with sensors and plans to make roads pay for themselves. But its chief innovation officer says there’s nothing smart ...

Airlines Are Price Gouging in the Path of Hurricane Irma—And Algorithms Are to Blame

September 6 Travelers trying to evacuate in anticipation of Hurricane Irma and facing a big hurdle.

Using AI to Identify Protestors Hiding Behind Hats or Scarves Is Entirely Possible

September 6 Artificial intelligence is giving rise to unprecedented capabilities for surveillance.

Army Logistics Renews $135M Cloud Contract—And Gets Watson

September 6 Watson will analyze sensor data from vehicles to improve the service's predictive maintenance.