As detailed in a 116-page newly released strategy, city officials in New York City are looking to proactively build ethics into machine learning and AI usage as the technologies become vital pieces of everyday life.
The project is part of the company's $4.8 million federal Rural Digital Opportunity Fund grant, awarded in January, that will expand its Cumberland County network to an estimated 5,900 homes and small businesses.
A high-tech buoy will report real-time weather information by measuring the height and direction of waves in Buzzards Bay. The buoy will be placed about 4 nautical miles southwest of Cuttyhunk Island.
Leslie Chaney, CIO of New Hanover County, has retired after 17 years with the regional government. Sunny Hwang will start as the county’s CIO in November, bringing a mix of public- and private-sector IT experience.
The Goshen, Ind., Police Department will soon have its own virtual training simulator after being authorized to purchase an Apex Officer training simulator, making it the first department in the state to do so.
The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department has added new technology to help investigate crimes involving phones, computers and surveillance cameras, following a $51,300 grant from the state Office of Homeland Security.
The Bethel Police Department is seeking $125,500 to upgrade the department's current computer-aided dispatch and records management system software. Among other things, the system would allow for faster ticketing.
City officials have approved the application for a $500,000 grant from the Bureau of Reclamation to replace older water meters with an Automated Meter Reading System, also known as smart meters.
The city has partnered with NASA to develop strategies for welcoming electric oversized drones, which take off vertically from landing pads called vertiports. The city’s first vertiport is planned for the Lake Nona area.
Las Vegas has entered into a partnership with Cox Communications to set up a “managed private network” in a public park. The system uses video surveillance, sensors and other technology to evaluate park activity.
Mayor Brent Centers said the city is seeking a state grant through the state Office of Criminal Justice to cover most of the costs of outfitting its 19 patrol officers with body cameras for the next five years.
The algorithms used to create the synthetics data for AI in autonomous vehicles was first designed for use in big Hollywood films. But the tools were specifically designed to depict white humans.
The company, a major biometric identification vendor for law enforcement, hopes that by putting the technology in the hands of more agencies it will make the whole practice of fingerprint matching more useful.
County officials approved a $175,000 consulting contract to develop a strategic plan to expand broadband accessibility. Thousands of residents are without access to high-speed Internet service.
As a first step to phasing out diesel vehicles, the Central Ohio Transit Authority announced its first electrified buses. The transit agency said that it plans to remove all diesel vehicles by 2025.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and Longbow Group hosted an event to showcase how drone technology — such as air taxis and other unmanned cargo transport — can be incorporated into society.