Emerging Tech

Remaking government to meet the moment

The future of government service delivery will depend on growing customer experience skills at the state level, Healthcare.gov alum and founder of New America’s New Practice Lab Tara Dawson McGuinness said.

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States look to VR for workforce development

Alabama and Arkansas have been using virtual reality to familiarize potential workers with entry-level skills.

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Traffic safety tech curbs pedestrian-related accidents

Two new tools will make the streets of Bellevue, Washington, safer by increasing the time pedestrians have at crosswalks and better identifying multi-modal traffic at intersections.

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Streetlights leverage digital infrastructure for smart city apps

Cities are using internet-connected poles to support 5G access, energy efficiency, climate-related data collection and electric vehicle charging.

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House panel launches probe into ID.me

At least 30 state governments also use the identity verification service, lawmakers say.

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Scene graph technology: High-impact use cases for government

Scene graphs allow humans and machines to categorize and query images based on complex relationships among objects in a scene. 

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Virtual courts streamline services, improve participation

The rapid shift to online services during the COVID-19 pandemic pushed states’ civil courts to embrace electronic filing for defendants without lawyers, e-notarizations and fully virtual trials.

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Robots enlisted for public safety missions

State and local responders are rolling out robots to help with situational awareness, disaster response and remote patrol.

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Revolutionary changes in transportation, from electric vehicles to ride sharing, could slow global warming – if they’re done right, IPCC says

The rise in telework, electric vehicle adoption and shared mobility services like Uber and Lyft are reducing carbon emissions and bringing about systemic changes to the transportation sector.

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New Mexico positions itself as a quantum computing hub

The Quantum New Mexico Coalition brings together two national labs and more than 30 colleges, businesses and nonprofit organizations to build the business and workforce infrastructure for a quantum computing economy.

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Blockchain can power up government processes, GAO says

States have been experimenting with blockchain-based voting systems, smart contracts for ID management and fintech sandboxes, but implementation challenges exist.

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Agencies can accelerate AI deployments with ModelOps

ModelOps helps agencies get models from the lab through validation, testing and deployment phases as quickly as possible while ensuring quality results.

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Robocalls prompt states to join feds in crackdown

Nearly half the states are working with the Federal Communications Commission in the fight against spoofing and robocalls.

Emerging Tech

AV shuttles drive wider transit options

Autonomous shuttles give cities a low-risk way to test connected infrastructure, expand transit options and reduce traffic congestion.

Emerging Tech

Can chatrooms replace courtrooms?

Seven state court systems already have statewide or multi-court online dispute resolution programs, and courts across the country are experimenting with chatroom-like tools to expedite the often costly and slow-moving processes.

Emerging Tech

It's time for another look at election security – through a technological lens

Using a mobile device to cast a ballot – secretly, securely and verifiably – and having the ability to validate the accuracy of the voting process is certainly possible, and it's time to start taking that possibility more seriously.

Emerging Tech

Smart city pilots target workflow, analysis challenges

Long Beach’s smart city challenge program delivers tech solutions to problems city staff face in their jobs.

Emerging Tech

Senator questions crypto companies' impact on local communities

Sen. Ron Wyden raised concerns that cryptocurrency mining companies may be exploiting Opportunity Zones without generating enough jobs and economic development for the local community.

Emerging Tech

5G and 6G networks to give first responders and smart city projects a boost, researchers say

But lower latency and the capacity to support more devices brings increased supply chain and cybersecurity risks.

Emerging Tech

Facial recognition inappropriate for high-risk applications, experts say

Accuracy, privacy and transparency issues make facial recognition technology too risky for local agencies, according the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security.

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