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John Breeden II

John Breeden II is a journalist and reviewer with over 20 years of experience covering technology. He is the CEO of the Tech Writers Bureau, a group that creates technological thought leadership content for organizations.
Emerging Tech

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.

Emerging Tech

The AI Behind ChatGPT Looks to Visualize the World

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

Emerging Tech

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.

Cybersecurity

Can Service Meshes Help Bring Legacy Government Applications into Zero Trust?

The Biden administration’s imperative to move to zero trust could prove challenging for agencies with still-functional legacy systems.

Emerging Tech

Vote Now for the Future of Robotics

The European Union's Robotics4EU initiative aims to give the public a voice on how comfortable they are with certain types of robots and artificial intelligence.

Policy

The World Gets Ready to Change the Fundamentals of Measurement, Again

The organization in charge of measurement standards is considering a change to one of the most basic forms of measurement.

Emerging Tech

Artificial Intelligence Continues to Evolve in Government and Elsewhere

AI that started out simply tackling robotic process automation-type tasks is slowly evolving to take on more traditionally human and creative duties.

Ideas

Government Electric Vehicle Efforts Requires New Charging Infrastructure

Plans are being made for a national electric vehicle charging infrastructure, but for now, state and local governments are moving forward on their own.

Cybersecurity

New Research Points to Hidden Vulnerabilities Within Machine Learning Systems

Agencies need to provide extra attention and security for machine learning and artificial intelligence-based systems, beyond the normal level of cybersecurity protection.

Emerging Tech

New Quantum Hardware Could Allow Computers to Process Information More Naturally

Current quantum computers are stuck using binary processes designed for traditional computers.

Emerging Tech

Heavy Metal on the High Seas

The Navy is deploying a shipboard metal-producing 3D printer to test during RIMPAC exercises.

Cybersecurity

Federal Government Gets Serious About Post-Quantum Encryption Protection

A Phase III PQE contractor talks about getting federal quantum protection deployed quickly. 

Ideas

Mars is Getting an Unreal New Simulation for NASA Training

A new gaming engine also has the potential to revolutionize how astronauts prepare for Mars missions.

Ideas

Phishing Threats Attempt to Hook New Government Victims

While the government is focused on the dangers of ransomware, phishing campaigns can circumvent the usual protections placed on its networks.