In today’s society, can an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm truly be unbiased? That question sparked some serious debate among a panel of experts from the Brookings Institution last week. […]

Federal IT officials from a diverse range of agencies said on Oct. 29 they are taking initial steps to employ robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to streamline workflows, and expressed optimism that the technologies will make a big difference in agency efficiency over the next few years.






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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) released a request for information on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies that can detect and combat cyberattacks as they occur.






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The Small Business Administration (SBA) has been using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to sniff out bogus websites that are trying to interact with the agency and its networks, a senior IT leader at the agency said on Oct. 29.






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A panel of Federal agency officials who are knee-deep in implementing machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies explained critical steps to getting started with the technologies, and dealing with data-bias issues, at an event organized by ATARC on Oct. 24.






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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are looking to improve program administration with the usage of data analytics, automated technologies, and other emerging technologies, according to a request for information released on October 21. The RFI is open until November 20.






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Research firm Gartner published its list of technologies that can address the pressing challenges that public-sector CIOs face over the next 12 to 18 months, with a focus on rethinking existing concepts to better meet the challenges agencies face.






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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has appointed Dr. Margaret Martonosi to lead the agency’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).






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Congress Capitol Senate House

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies – and their potentially huge impacts on the economy and the American workforce – are generating plenty of buzz on Capitol Hill but not yet enough to solidify any large-scale legislative agendas that would impact the technology and its use.






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The Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes multiple provisions in the bill’s report that push the Department of Defense (DoD) to make greater investments in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI).






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The Defense Department (DoD) needs to operate at a fast pace to maintain global advantage, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are paving the way forward to more rapid response to national security threats and dangers, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Deputy Director Mike Madsen said today.






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workforce federal workers industry-min

Federal government IT leaders agreed on Wednesday that workforce skills and data availability are two of the most important issues facing the government as it gears up to harness the benefits of machine learning and artificial intelligence in cybersecurity.






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