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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.

People who use the IRS digital portal will need to be prepared starting in the summer to submit a live video selfie and various documentation to make and view payments and access tax records.
Engineers used a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to design prototypes of FaceBit, a sensor that fits inside face masks and can measure how tightly it's fitted, as well as respiration and heart rate.
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $2 million in contracts to two companies that will conduct unmanned aircraft systems research, some of which will take place at Grand Sky.
Clay Garner began working with San Jose in 2019 as a tech policy analyst. He replaces Jordan Sun as the city’s chief innovation officer and comes to the position with a commitment to digital inclusion.
Neuralink, a brain implant company owned by Elon Musk, is looking for a clinical trial director and other positions. The talent search indicates that the company is inching toward implanting chips into human brains.
Although AT&T and Verizon received approval from the Federal Communications Commission to launch wide-scale 5G, some experts are concerned that 5G signals could dangerously interfere with flight landings.
With a $735,000 grant from the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the university aims to ramp up research and workforce development in microelectronics to tackle supply chain issues and build next-generation technology.
The partnership adds data analytics into Cardinality's apps for various health and human services functions, fresh off the heels of an acquisition in the claims and disbursement management space.
GILLIG and RR.AI have announced a partnership to develop driver assistance and autonomous operations features in next-gen electric buses, hoping to both expand and develop tomorrow’s transit vehicle market.
Yesterday, federal officials discussed which cybersecurity policies should take highest priority. Two suggestions involved mandatory incident reporting and addressing the semiconductor chip shortage.