Ideas

How to Stop Fearing AI

The latest cloud of fear emanating is that artificial intelligence will pass along or even amplify the biases and inequities that have plagued our society for decades.

Emerging Tech

Want to Weigh In on the Government’s AI Standards? There’s Still Time.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology extended the submission period for proposals to help develop “reliable, robust and trustworthy” AI tools.

Emerging Tech

HHS Splits $49M AI, Automation Contract Evenly Between Small, Large Businesses

The Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence contract is ready for HHS buyers, though officials have plans to grow the business.

Emerging Tech

How the CIA is Working to Ethically Deploy Artificial Intelligence

As the agency utilizes new technology, insiders are thinking critically about issues around privacy and bias.

Emerging Tech

Developing Standards For AI Won’t Go Like Past Technologies

Top experts and officials working on artificial intelligence say global competition has set the stage for a very different standards discussion than with past technologies.

Emerging Tech

Microsoft Unveils Artificial Intelligence Course for Government

Through online course materials, the tech giant hopes to help governments better implement the budding tech.

Ideas

Alexa, Can You Help Me With Government IT?

Smart speakers may be coming to an office near you.

Emerging Tech

How the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Ditching Hand-coding Data

Using some DIY-attitude and machine learning tools, BLS figured out how to automate 85% of its survey workload.

CIO Briefing

OPM Offers Reskilling and Workforce Tools to Agency Heads

The Office of Personnel Management wants agencies to prepare for the workforce of the future.

Emerging Tech

Report: Agency Leaders Must Embrace Risk to Adopt Artificial Intelligence

Not every AI pilot is going to pan out, and government leaders need to make sure their organizations know that’s OK.

Emerging Tech

42 Countries Agree to International Principles for Artificial Intelligence

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released its global standards, which aim to ensure AI is designed to be robust, safe, fair and trustworthy.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Propose $2.2 Billion to Advance AI Over the Next Five Years

The Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act would devote significant resources to education and research, and help coordinate AI adoption across government.

Emerging Tech

The AI Supply Chain Runs on Ignorance

Tech companies often fail to tell users how their data will be employed. Sometimes, the firms can’t even anticipate it themselves.

Ideas

It’s Time for a National Digital Strategy

And its focus should be to drive simplified citizen interactions across government.

Emerging Tech

How I Tried to Defy the Facebook Algorithm

The social network is predictable and dreary. My quest to make it random and fun.

Data

Report: Dark Data Plagues Federal Organizations

Untapped data could unleash organizations’ AI pursuits—but many leaders don’t know where to begin.

Data

IARPA Needs More Training Data for Video Surveillance Algorithms

The data would improve the tech’s ability to link together footage shot across a broad geographic space, allowing it to better track and identify potential targets.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill To Prioritize AI Adoption in Government

The Artificial Intelligence in Government Act would create a center of excellence, a governance board and require agencies to develop plans to ensure the ethical use of advanced algorithms.

Emerging Tech

Energy to Debut World’s Fastest Exascale Supercomputer by 2021

Valued at more than $600 million, the next-generation technology will drastically reduce the time it takes to make new discoveries.