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Emerging Technology Leadership Series: Laura Manley, Harvard Technology and Public Purpose Project

Dec 18, 2018

In this next installment of the Emerging Technology Leadership Series we will discuss with Laura Manley, director of Harvard TAPP, what agencies should know about better understanding and managing potential risks from promising emerging technologies. Read »

Emerging Technology for Government Services Meeting

Dec 17, 2018

This is an opportunity to discuss what agencies need to know about current issues in emerging technologies for IT modernization and form consensus on inter-agency collaboration and resource development, and shape initiatives that empower teams across government. Read »

GSA Future Services Now: Emerging Tech for Government Services

Oct 12, 2018

A half-day symposium on emerging technologies with leading agencies, industry, and civic collaborators. Read »

Performance Goals for Government Services / August 2018 Inter-agency Emerging Citizen Technology Meeting

Aug 6, 2018

How agencies can align their emerging technology for government services programs with Cross-Agency Priority Goals (CAP Goals) on Performance.gov and other strategic priorities. Read »

Emerging Technology Leadership Series: AI for Government Services with Mina Hanna

Jul 30, 2018

Mina Hanna is the chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Policy Committee. He will share what federal managers need to know to understand this increasingly complex and expanding field. Read »

Machine Learning Paired with Skilled Data Scientists is the Future of Data-Driven Decision Making

Oct 3, 2017 |

ML can provide high-value services for data management and analytics, security threat detection, and process improvement but it doesn’t stop there. Read »

Machine Learning Paired with Skilled Data Scientists is the Future of Data-Driven Decision Making

The Data Briefing: How to Build a Chatbot in a Weekend

Sep 27, 2017 |

As chatbots have become more popular, some online sites will let you create a chatbot with little or no programming. Read »

The Data Briefing: How to Build a Chatbot in a Weekend

The Data Briefing: Will Artificial Intelligence Tools Replace or Augment Federal Employees?

Sep 20, 2017 |

A Washington, D.C. think tank recently released reports advocating using artificial intelligence (AI) tools to reorganize the federal government. Read »

The Data Briefing: Will Artificial Intelligence Tools Replace or Augment Federal Employees?

The Data Briefing: How Blockchain’s Future Growth Will Affect Federal Agencies

Sep 13, 2017 |

Blockchains are an innovative technology which promises to radically change how society conducts business. It will take significant changes in organizational processes before agencies can begin to support blockchains. Read »

The Data Briefing: How Blockchain’s Future Growth Will Affect Federal Agencies

Emerging Tech and Open Data for a More Open and Accountable Government

Aug 24, 2017 |

Open data and emerging technologies—including artificial intelligence and distributed ledgers, such as blockchain—hold vast potential to transform public services held back by bureaucracy and outdated IT systems. We are opening the doors to bold, fresh ideas for government accountability, transparency and citizen participation by working with U.S. businesses, civil society groups and others to shape Read »

The Data Briefing: The Arrival of Generation Z into the Federal Government. And Generation A?

Jun 21, 2017 |

In the last national election, the earliest born members of Generation Z voted for the first time. In 2019, the American workforce will see the influx of tens of millions of Gen Zers who, according to some researchers, will be a stark contrast to the Millennials that will make the largest part of the 2020 Read »

The Data Briefing: the Promise – and Perils – of Artificial Emotional Intelligence

Jun 14, 2017 |

The first chatbot, ELIZA, was created back in 1964 to demonstrate that communication between humans and computers would be superficial. However, much to Dr. Weizenbaum’s (ELIZA’a creator) surprise, people easily formed friendly relationships with the computer program. People forming relationships with ELIZA was especially surprising considering just how simple the program was regarding generating conversational Read »

The Data Briefing: How to Best Prepare Federal Government Datasets for Chatbots

May 10, 2017 |

Forbes magazine recently ran an article showcasing six handy mobile apps that were built using federal government open data. The apps range from the Alternative Fueling Station Locator to ZocDoc (a doctor locator). What I especially like about the Forbes article is that the author describes the federal government data sets behind each app. There Read »

Federal Pilot to Integrate Public Services Into Intelligent Personal Assistants

Apr 24, 2017 |

The demand for more automated, self-service access to United States public services, when and where citizens need them, grows each day—and so do advances in the consumer technologies like Intelligent Personal Assistants designed to meet those challenges. The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Read »

Buzzwords for 2017

Mar 16, 2017 |

Along with the New Year comes new buzzwords. Here are some that you are certain to hear about and see this year. Chatbot Short for ”chat robot,” a chatbot is a computer program that simulates human conversation, or chat, through artificial intelligence. They are commonly found on web sites and used to communicate with a person—you might have seen them Read »

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