Artificial Intelligence

AI Checks out 'Rash Selfies' to Detect Lyme Disease

Researchers trained the tool to identify redness associated from Lyme disease from other skin problems.

White House Strategy Names 20 Emerging Technologies Crucial to National Security

As part of the strategy, the administration is encouraging government agencies to research, develop and buy more emerging technologies.

AI Commission Recommends Powerful CTOs to Prep for Great Power Competition

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence offers 66 recommendations for out-innovating China.

In a Battle of AI Versus AI, Researchers Are Preparing for the Coming Wave of Deepfake Propaganda

Deepfake detection as a field of research was begun a little over three years ago.

National Security AI Commission at Odds Over U.S. Response to Malign AI

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence voted on quarter three recommendations in what was likely its last public meeting for 2020

DOD Unveils First Enterprisewide Data Strategy

The new data strategy will be a key component supporting the Defense Department’s digital modernization effort, officials say.

Lawmakers Outline How the Government Can Make AI Development Equitable

The federal government could open up its own research data to train systems and offer grants for educational opportunities to support artificial intelligence research.  

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

House Passes Bills to Boost Emerging Tech and Shore Up Cybersecurity of Electric Sector

Lawmakers are calling for significant research and development efforts.

Congressional Report Spotlights AI, Emerging Technologies as Future of National Security

The House Armed Services Committee’s Future of Defense Task Force released its final report advocating for a revolution in how the U.S. approaches national security. 

What is the 'New Normal' for IT Modernization?

Given that protocols requiring social distancing are likely to remain in effect for some time, the likelihood of workers returning to offices at pre-pandemic levels seems slim.

A Language Generation Program's Ability to Write Articles, Produce Code and Compose Poetry Has Wowed Scientists

GPT-3 confirms what computer scientists have known for decades: Size matters.

CIA’s New Innovation Lab Could Mean Big Paydays for Federal Scientists

The agency is investing in cutting-edge technology and offering officials a chance to profit off their developments.

The Supply of Disinformation Will Soon Be Infinite

Disinformation campaigns used to require a lot of human effort, but artificial intelligence will take them to a whole new level.

Agencies Should Consider the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

Officials pushed agencies to examine the trade-offs—both positive and negative—as they adopt emerging technologies. 

Hurd, Kelly Introduce Resolution to Encourage Governmentwide Vision of Artificial Intelligence

The resolution urges lawmakers to pass legislation to encourage federal agencies to develop innovative artificial intelligence tools.

Artificial Intelligence Commission Pushes New Programs to Recruit Tech-Savvy Talent into DOD

Adopting emerging technologies will also need a top-down push and restructured leadership, according to National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence recommendations.