Artificial Intelligence

FTC Warns the AI Industry: Don't Discriminate, or Else

“Keep in mind that if you don’t hold yourself accountable, the FTC may do it for you,” an agency blog post said.

General Motors Licenses Neural Network Tech from National Lab

The artificial intelligence-driven system can design thousands of networks in hours instead of years.

A Better Way to Spot Deep-Faked Satellite Images

Training AIs to look at 26 subtle features may help thwart attempts to peddle fraudulent imagery.

Study Shines a Light on Big Tech’s AI Investments

The study was based on research papers from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft.

Free the Data: Vice Chiefs Launch an Acquisition Crusade

Better access to weapon data is crucial to faster Pentagon purchasing — and dangerous to industry business models.

Army Explores Equipping Robots with Living Muscle Tissue

A scientist from the Army Research Lab gave a glimpse into its early work with biohybrid robotics.

Regulators Want to Know How AI Should (and Shouldn’t) Be Used In Nuclear Power Plants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission put out a call for feedback on using artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the safety and reliability of the grid.

Democrats Question Justice Department on Use of Predictive Policing Algorithms

They also called for more comprehensive checks on the use of such technologies.

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When Words Matter

How ‘transfer learning’ can supercharge natural language processing in government

National Archives Wants to Use AI to Improve ‘Unsophisticated Search’ and Create ‘Self-Describing Records’

The National Archives and Records Administration wants to automate its records management processes to limit manual metadata tagging while improving the search function.

How State’s Disinformation-Fighting Arm Uses Artificial Intelligence

A federal team is curbing disruptive online activities with innovative technologies.

Federal Shared Services Provider Needs a System to ID Bots in Its Data Center

One of the four central financial service providers wants to use more robotic process automation in its data centers but needs to be able to track those bots—and any potential malicious bots creeping in, as well.

Pilot IRS Will Shift Focus to Key Technologies in 2021 Solicitations

Forthcoming solicitations will center on digitizing paper and poor-quality documents, high-speed scanning and automation tools.

Pentagon AI Hub Issues $241M Data Readiness Contract

The government intends to issue multiple basic ordering agreements over a five-year performance period, according to solicitation documents.

Implementing Artificial Intelligence

Nextgov looks at policy efforts and agency projects aimed at advancing artificial intelligence.

Regulators Want to Know How Financial Institutions Use AI and How They’re Mitigating Risks

Five federal agencies will publish a request for information Wednesday seeking feedback on 17 specific questions.

Closing the Cyber Skills Gap Will Take New Technologies in Addition to New Talent

The cybersecurity resources gap is no longer a problem we can solve with humans alone.

Survey: Pandemic Accelerating AI Adoption

Multiple drivers are pushing federal agencies and industry toward AI technologies.