artificial intelligence

Plan for federal AI research and development resource emphasizes diversity in innovation

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force released its operating framework, making the case for implementation.

AI-enabled robots may increase recycling, workplace safety

Automating the recycling sorting process can increase waste management efficiency and play a valuable role in reducing environmental contamination.

AI might be seemingly everywhere, but there are still plenty of things it can’t do – for now

Artificial intelligence remains a powerful tool for analytic and predictive capabilities, but just interpreting data is not enough to put AI on the same level of human thinking, one expert says.

What’s next in government tech

Blockchain, artificial intelligence and augmented and virtual reality offer agencies new opportunities, but modernizing legacy infrastructure will be key, a recent report says.

Not everything we call AI is actually ‘artificial intelligence.’ Here’s what you need to know

Systems that involve learning and adapting are considered artificial intelligence, and one expert says advancements in the data, computation and algorithms behind AI could someday imitate the way humans think.

Everyone’s having a field day with ChatGPT – but nobody knows how it actually works

OpenAI's recently released ChatbotGPT is not open source and has not been accompanied by peer-reviewed literature so far. One expert says this lack of transparency could slow down future AI advancements.

The ChatGPT chatbot is blowing people away with its writing skills. An expert explains why it’s so impressive

The text-generating model stands out from its cohorts for its mostly accurate and helpful responses and it can even reject inappropriate prompts, but one expert says the chatbot's impressive feats are still not up to par with human capabilities.

Text-to-image AI: powerful, easy-to-use technology for making art – and fakes

As AI-generated images become more popular, one expert says the inherent creative freedom coincides with the ability to create false and sometimes harmful media.

Transit agency pilots gun detection tech

Philadelphia’s SEPTA will test an AI-based video analytics solution that aims to reduce gun-related violence on train platforms.

Building an AI-ready staff starts with data literacy, training

Agencies must train their workforce to get the most out of emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, federal technologists and data experts advise.

By predicting ‘disgusting algal blooms,’ water district hopes to head off damage

The South Florida Water Management District is combining its observational data with satellite imagery and Google Public Sector’s Climate Insights to predict the formation of harmful algal blooms.

Can AI tutors give the nation’s workforce a competitive edge?

The number of workers needing new skills across a variety of emerging technology fields will soon outpace the nation’s ability to train them, but researchers at the Defense Department have a plan.

AI, data analytics star as biggest planned investments for 2023

An industry forecast sampled private sector companies to distill where they plan to make emerging technology investments.

Transportation Department looks to AI to help modernize highways

The Department of Transportation is soliciting applicants to integrate artificial intelligence and environmental analytics into highway infrastructure.

AI’s value to organizations parallels value to individuals, report finds

Personal benefit from AI was also linked to greater job satisfaction, according to the MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group report.