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The administration’s new American AI Initiative drew attention mostly for its cyber operations and security plans, but it also focused on healthcare and the need to infuse AI.

Genome analysis can now be done offline and on the spot, thanks to an algorithm researchers have adapted to perform accurate analysis with less computer memory than current programs.

Agencies look to make electromagnetic-spectrum sharing more efficient as the number of connected devices grow.

Some programs look toward advancements that could affect other government uses of AI, including law enforcement, emergency response and medical uses.

DARPA wants to use AI to detect AI attacks before they can do damage.

The adoption of machine-learning techniques is contributing to a worrying number of research findings that cannot be repeated by other researchers.

An Army Research Lab study found a gap in the practical application of artificial intelligence in that people don’t trust it.

While mobile devices present greater access for agency workforces, they open up opportunities for cyberattacks.

With a sign for a new wave for AI performing certain jobs, government agencies see value in bots.

One study is the latest in a series of efforts to use AI to address mental health concerns.

The Department of Health and Human Services aims to transform business processes with artificial intelligence in new request for proposals.

Research and AI programs are approaching a standstill while funding for the U.S. federal government has lapsed.

The nature of AI programs could breed Trojans, a problem the IARPA is addressing with an upcoming program.

The Department of Homeland Security is still considering AI kiosks at border control and customs checkpoints.

Artificial intelligence is setting up shop in just about every aspect of government operations, and it’s just getting started.

Artificial intelligence tools, though often useful, can become problematic when faced with outside sources.

The agency is launching an AI Health Outcomes Challenge to find ways of predicting health outcomes.

MIT researchers launch new AI program to rate the accuracy of news postings.

Grant Schneider joins Cybercast to discuss the national cyber strategy, acquisition and more.

How one suburb in Texas is pioneering self driving ridesharing.

Federal IT leaders debate the utility of blockchain.

White House and DHS issue new report raising warnings about raising a "world-class cybersecurity workforce."

Industry experts advise government agencies to weed out the fakes

Gartner projects that governments will adopt private cloud at twice the rate of public cloud.

It's in the name of public safety.

Knowing what’s likely to happen soon is always a great idea.

There are plenty of kinks to work out.

Many of these innovations start small.

It taps sun and wind to let craft fly longer.

Let's not have machines make life or death decisions, shall we?

Because artificial intelligence is selling like hotcakes.

The technology can help better predict when catastrophes strike.

Officials see major improvement opportunities in fusing AI algorithms

Advanced analytics and cloud-based sharing technologies can put available opioid-related data to use.

The technology holds the promise of making information more secure and more sharable while giving patients more control over it.

Knowing an AI's thought process can help develop transparency and trust in AI systems.

The team behind Z Advanced Computing said its AI can recognize 3-D objects from any angle with a small number of training samples.

Autonomous vehicles rely on GPS data and mapping apps, but when they're wrong, the cars are left in the dark.

The Pentagon and intelligence community realize for video and image data analysis, they need AI.

Think full-body power suits and stress-relieving vests.

By all assessments, artificial intelligence has a bright future in health care.

A mix of sensors and AI, networks or buildings could soon know who you are without you having to tell them.

Finding ways for machines to learn more efficiently would slash the computing power and data sets required.

Focus is on airborne travel — for the most part autonomous — more than ground/air hybrids.

These days, just about anybody can have the digital equivalent of nukes.

Today's robots, however, are still more Roomba than Optimus Prime.

It can't offer a soothing smile or strike an inspirational doctor pose, but it can help improve recovery.

“AI will be the best or worst thing ever for humanity,” Elon Musk said last summer.

No Allen wrench required for self-assembling structures.

The agency's latest exoplanet-hunting satellite will use AI to ID habitable planets.

And it could mean big things for supercomputing and medical devices, among other tech.

The big advantage to the system, researchers say, is speed.

Machines are better at repetitive tasks, but people have an advantage when it comes to working with their hands.

In this area, machines just might be able to do better than humans.

The technology has the potential to create a tectonic shift in computing.

Here's how AI, machine learning and analytics help create or improve services.

Concerns remain about safety, cyberattacks and testing exemptions.

These tools have become more common in law enforcement over the last decade.

In future elections and society in general, will you be able to believe your own eyes?

Following revelations of Russian interference, election officials must find a more secure system for the future.

Sea Hunter is crewless and guided by artificial intelligence and sensor systems.

With straight talk and finding a resolution, the stubbornness of machines gets good results.

If military researchers have their way, machines will be riding shotgun.

Despite hours of watching monitors, human eyes still miss important activity.

A person’s posterior is as good an identifier as anything — as long as a seat has sensors.
Agencies need humans to manage the machines and tell them what to do.
Predicting the future, of course, is a tricky business, one wise sages have warned against for millennia.
Limitations make them akin to a cartoon genius who can solve the riddles of the universe but can’t remember how to make toast.
Kepler has discovered over 1,000 exoplanets in about 440 star systems, though not all lie in a habitable zone.
Two-thirds of the country’s roads and over 140,000 bridges desperately need repairs.
Agencies have to consider how to manage the incoming flux of virtual employees.

These days, analysts have a lot to digest.

Many devices in the IoT ecosystem remain unprotected.

Algorithms would aid military analysts find actionable intelligence faster.

Machine learning and other approaches can feed into AI, but they’re not the same.

But these technologies are still limited in what they can do.