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Emerging Tech

Potentially transformative technologies that haven't yet reached broad adoption in government. Includes coverage of artificial intelligence (AI), augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR), blockchain, chatbots, drones, voice assistants, etc.

The city hopes to link body-worn camera activation to officer guns and tasers, Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel told the City Council Tuesday. Grant-funded stationary and mobile license plate readers are in the works, he added.
Oregon State University’s inaugural AI Week features several panels on artificial intelligence led by faculty and tech industry leaders. It culminates Friday with the first edition of a yearly forum, and groundbreaking on an innovation complex.
Officials on Friday announced the deployment of the first IBM Quantum System One computer on a university campus, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. It’s aimed at driving quantum research and education programming.
The new initiative is expected to enhance safety by advancing drone airspace management and navigation. It is designed as a peer-to-peer model for statewide use, and is aimed at avoiding conflicts in shared airspace.
State Chief Information Security Officer Jeremy Rodgers talked about the Sunshine State’s approach to artificial intelligence at a recent cybersecurity conference. A centralized legislative framework around AI does not yet exist, he said.
The Red River Watershed Management Board and the Fargo-based International Water Institute debuted a Lidar database in March. It’s free to access and offers highly accurate measurements of terrain and flood control structures in the area.
The two nations have signed a pact committing their AI Safety Institutes to work together in testing emerging artificial intelligence models. Technologists will align their scientific approaches, trade information and do joint testing.
Two companies in Cleveland, Ohio, are partnering to offer immersion cooling for data centers, submersing servers in large tanks of specialized liquid. The process aims at two pain points: the need for effective cooling and the cost of electricity.
The Silicon Valley city has marked itself as a leader in AI with establishment of the GovAI Coalition and early adoption of guidelines — and CIO Khaled Tawfik says AI will likely change how leaders approach technology.
While the widespread use of quantum computers across industries for a variety of applications appears to be years away, some universities are beginning to beef up education and research to prepare for the future.