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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.

As courts grapple with a growing need for more reporters, some are considering turning to automated speech-to-text tools and other less traditional alternatives.
“When a call happens today, we can listen in immediately. We’re hearing the person calling in saying, ‘Hey, there’s a shooting.’ And that [information] hasn’t even popped on our dispatcher’s screen yet.”
Cuyahoga Green Energy has contracted with Compass Energy Platform to serve as the operator for the county-run microgrid electrical utility. Officials believe this is the first utility of its kind in the U.S.
As cities update timeless technology like streetlights, they are laying the groundwork for smart city connectivity and data gathering. Artificial intelligence will help sift through the mounds of data these projects create.
Your car’s safety technology takes you into account. But a lot of that technology helps car companies collect data about you. Researchers are working on closing the gap between safety and privacy.
Too often, urban technology doesn’t scale across cities because it’s simply not ready for prime time, experts argued at the recent Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo in National Harbor, Md.
The state already leads the country with regards to unmanned aerial system testing, but one state lawmaker is advocating for more of the technology and a new state agency to oversee it safely.
City leaders are considering buying nearly three dozen new fixed-site automated license plate readers, which would nearly double the police department's supply of the stationary devices.
Propelus CEO Julie Walker and CTO John Barnes discuss how innovative tech solutions improve the interaction between regulators, employers, educators and licensed professionals.
Teasing an ed-tech conference in Austin later this month, Texas' Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller said students are already using AI, and more tutors and assistants are coming.