Emerging Tech

Emerging Technology Trends

A look at developments in innovation across the federal technology landscape in 2019.

Emerging Tech

Senators Want to Know How FTC, CMS Will Prevent Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden and Cory Booker also asked five industry giants how to mitigate discrimination against minority patients. 

Cybersecurity

Report: 'Smishing,' Deepfakes to Continue to Rise in 2020

Drones may also be more widely weaponized to steal consumer data from public Wi-Fi networks, according to a new report on 2020 data breach trend predictions.

CIO Briefing

The Pentagon's AI Center Needs a Cloud Integrator

Selected vendors would help the Joint AI Center deploy its main development platform in the cloud.

Ideas

Instead of Showing Leadership, Twitter Pays Lip Service to the Dangers of Deepfakes

The social media giant will adopt a warning-only approach toward deepfakes.

Emerging Tech

Artificial Intelligence Could Have Biggest Impact on White-Collar Jobs

New research suggests that white collar jobs are more likely to feel the impacts of artificial intelligence in the workplace than blue-collar positions.

Emerging Tech

Army Hires AI Firm to Predict When Aircraft, Vehicles & Weapons Will Break

Following the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, the service hopes a small company can organize the data from decades-old maintenance logs.

Emerging Tech

NOAA to Solicit Public Insight on Four Draft Science and Technology Strategies

Focus areas include artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, ‘omics, and the cloud.

Emerging Tech

Report: Government Needs Investment, Cooperation on AI

A report commissioned by industry and government AI leaders highlights national security challenges around artificial intelligence.

IT Modernization

DISA Previews Big Tech Opportunities for 2020

The Pentagon’s IT shop released a list of next year’s contracting opportunities, including 12 worth more than $100 million.

Emerging Tech

Google Wants More Work from the Defense Department

A senior vice president ruled out working directly on weapons programs, but said other areas are fair game.

Ideas

Analyst, Analyze Thyself!

Analytics professionals spend more time gathering data than they dedicate to analyzing it, according to a recent survey.

Emerging Tech

US Reliance on China Problematic for AI Efforts, Commission Says

But despite concerns, Eric Schmidt and Bob Work warn that decoupling from China 'will hurt the United States.'

Emerging Tech

CISA, DARPA Offer Look Into their Dealings with Deepfakes

Agency and industry officials outlined their approaches to disinformation campaigns ahead of election 2020.

Ideas

Robots Can Outwit Us on the Virtual Battlefield, So Let's Not Put Them in Charge of the Real Thing

A bot called AlphaStar plays the popular real-time strategy game StarCraft II at Grandmaster level

Emerging Tech

Defense Innovation Board Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Ethical AI

The guidance is intended to steer the department’s expanding AI portfolio and reassure the public that military leaders take concerns about bias, transparency and accountability seriously.

Cybersecurity

DISA Is Looking to Buy AI-Powered Cyber Defenses

The tools would use automation and machine learning to respond to common cyberattacks without any human intervention, freeing personnel to focus on more complex intrusions.

Emerging Tech

Artificial Intelligence Will Still Need Training in the Field, Deputy Defense CIO Says

The Office of the CIO and Joint AI Center are focused on getting AI deployed throughout the military, which will require some significant culture change.