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Big Data, Software, Tech

Google now tells you how coronavirus will affect your travel plans

March 25, 2020

Via: BGR

There are clearly more pressing concerns at the moment than canceling or rescheduling travel plans that were made prior to the World Health Organization declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, but that does not change the fact that countless […]


Software, Tech

Microsoft reports new zero-day vulnerability in Windows that is being actively exploited

March 23, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft posted a new security advisory today (ADV200006), detailing what it’s calling “Type 1 Font Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.” They have given the vulnerability a “critical” severity rating, which is the highest severity rating Microsoft gives. The flaw seems […]


Software, Tech

One of Google’s best inventions ever just went live on Android

March 17, 2020

Via: BGR

One of the best services that Google ever released is one that you may be taking for granted. We’re likely years away from it being a flawless tool, but Google Translate can help you read any website, no matter the […]


Big Data, Software, Tech

White House leads effort to publish COVID-19 open research data set

March 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

In the span of a week, a unique cooperative effort between academic, government and industry researchers has produced a new, structured dataset that the worldwide machine learning community can use to advance COVID-19 research. The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) […]


Software, Tech

The Pentagon’s AI Shop Takes A Venture Capital Approach to Funding Tech

March 6, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will take a Series A, B, approach to building tech for customers, with product managers and mission teams. By Patrick Tucker Military leaders who long to copy the way Silicon Valley funds projects should know: […]


Software, Tech

Pentagon adopts new ethical principles for using AI in war

February 24, 2020

Via: Fortune

The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles as it prepares to accelerate its use of artificial intelligence technology on the battlefield. The new principles call for people to “exercise appropriate levels of judgment and care” when deploying and using AI […]


Policy, Software, State & Local, Tech

How Colorado turned an idea into a real digital services agency

February 18, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Colorado was not the first state to create an office dedicated to building out its digital-government services by recruiting civic-minded techies. Agencies in California and Georgia have been building more “user-centric” online services, websites and forms for years, but the […]


Networking, Software, Tech

Now 10 years old, Code for America hopes for government to walk alone

February 18, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As Jennifer Pahlka moves on from her role as Code for America’s chief executive, the nonprofit she founded a decade ago now includes 25,000 fellows and volunteers nationwide. She says she isn’t worried about the organization’s ability to continue improving […]


Networking, Software, Tech

Four technologies that have got the biggest potential to change your healthcare for the better

January 13, 2020

Via: ZDnet

While it’s exciting to think of the long-term impact of brain-computer interfaces and virtual reality in healthcare, digital leaders in the NHS face the much more immediate challenge of using constrained budgets to help improve administrative processes and patient outcomes. […]


Software, Tech

Facebook Won’t Take Down Misleading Political Ads

January 9, 2020

Via: The New York Times

The tech giant just announced that it would not bow to pressure to tighten its rules on political advertising, Mike Isaac of the NYT reports. The social network won’t take down ads with misleading information, like one from the Trump […]