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Intentional or not, untrue information propagating on the Internet threatens democratic institutions and the public good. Emerging tech tools aim to help government combat the threat.
States like Arizona and Texas have positioned themselves as hubs for autonomous vehicle testing and deployments, in part, by creating regulatory landscapes that are easy for new companies to navigate.
The federal government recently approved an idea from Amazon to track people's sleep patterns through new technology. Experts warn that Amazon is taking a creepy step into American bedrooms with this approach.
As more government entities look to adopt facial recognition, concerns have been raised about its potential risks and how the technology might have disproportionate impacts for transgender and nonbinary individuals.
A New Jersey state lawmaker has proposed the creation of an "innovation partnership" to help fund emerging tech companies within the state. The effort is being pitched as a way to renew the state's innovative roots.
New technology developed by University of California San Francisco scientists has done the impossible, allowing a man who lost his ability to speak years ago to relay messages directly from his brain.
The 10th annual Transportation Research Board Automated Road Transportation Symposium explored the myriad policy questions and debates surrounding connected and autonomous vehicle technology.
A National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded study, conducted by Health Scholars, aims to evaluate the efficacy of using virtual reality to train emergency medical services personnel in pediatric assessment.
Hudson, McDonald's and White Castle are just a few companies taking steps toward an automated workforce. The transition raises privacy concerns and questions about what it will ultimately mean for the workforce.
According to a University of Hawaii study, the combination of faster adoption of EVs and faster generation of renewable energy resulted in 99 percent less fossil fuel consumed and 93 percent fewer vehicle emissions by 2050.
The WHO released a report offering guidance for the use of artificial intelligence in the health industry, highlighting six principles to help ensure the technology works to benefit the public.
More and more states are rolling out digital driver’s licenses, and experts see that trend continuing as federal standards take shape and citizens embrace an improved government experience.
State and local government innovation offices are neither ubiquitous nor standardized. GT talked to veterans of four such agencies to get insight on best practices, lessons learned and what’s ahead.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently released a proposal regarding the risk of bias in the use of artificial intelligence to help reduce it. The agency is seeking comments from the tech community.
Plus, the U.K. launches an emergency alert system, Walgreens turns to AI to improve targeted email campaigns and one fan of a 46-year-old calculator endeavors to outfit it for wireless charging.