Artificial Intelligence

Plan for Federal AI Research and Development Resource Emphasizes Diversity in Innovation

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force released its operating framework, making the case for implementation.

NIST Looks to Improve Recruitment with Augmented Writing Software

The agency will use the platform to center diversity, equity and inclusion in its hiring efforts.

AI Research Task Force Votes to Send Final Report to Congress, President

The task force’s report details a plan for the AI research resource initiative, including governance, funding, security and ethics on issues like AI bias.

Scientists Weigh in on the Ethics of Next-Generation AI

The release of a powerful and publicly available AI has raised questions about the technology's potential and points of concern.

EEOC on the Lookout for Tech-Fueled Employment Bias

The employment rights enforcement agency announced plans to crack down violations of anti-discrimination rules stemming from the use of AI and algorithmic decision-making software.

Can Machine Learning Predict the Next Big Disaster?

A new study shows how machine learning could predict rare disastrous events, like earthquakes or pandemics.

National Science Foundation Spearheads New Funding to Improve Diversity in AI Workforce

In collaboration with six other federal groups, the NSF will focus on expanding minority-serving university offerings in artificial intelligence and machine learning education.

The AI Behind ChatGPT Looks to Visualize the World

Nextgov explored the image-generation capability of OpenAI's DALL-E artificial intelligence program.

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

Portman Optimistic His Bipartisan Cyber Work Will ‘Carry On’ After Retirement

The tech advocate noted agencies still need good cyber hygiene and anticipates AI to be at the top of the Congressional tech policy agenda. 

Standards Development a ‘Critical’ Issue for US-EU Trade and Tech Council

The bilateral group’s agenda heading into 2023 will include emerging technologies like quantum computing and artificial intelligence, State Department Undersecretary Jose Fernandez said.

US Export Controls 'in Urgent Need' of a Tech Upgrade, Experts Say

For the cost of “a helicopter or two,” the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security can drastically improve the technology it uses to manage the enforcement of export controls. 

Text-to-Image AI: Powerful, Easy-to-Use Technology for Making Art--And Fakes

The latest trend in synthetic media could be among the most dangerous.

NOAA, Microsoft Will Advance National Climate Efforts Through Advanced Tech Partnership

Microsoft’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence tools will help NOAA further its climate and weather predictions and forecast modeling through research and development efforts.

Good AI Starts With a Trained Workforce, Government Experts Say

A group of federal technologists and data experts explained that data management and government AI efforts hinge on employee initiatives.

Critical Update: How Data Analytics and AI Algorithms Can Prioritize Trust

VA researchers are training machine learning algorithms to accurately learn about real-world data.

Expert Analysis of Dangerous Artificial Intelligences in Government

The “real risks” of AI come from a lack of governance and risk understanding, according to Navrina Singh, CEO of Credo AI and a member of the Department of Commerce’s National AI Advisory Committee.

AI, Data Analytics Star as Biggest Planned Investments for 2023

An industry forecast sampled private sector companies to distill where they plan to make emerging technology investments.