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AI Seeks to Warn Firefighters of Deadly ‘Flashover’ Effect

When firefighters are fighting a building fire, a terrifying effect called “flashover” can occur: simultaneous ignition of every flammable surface in an area, triggered by reaching a critical temperature (around 1,10 Read more…

NIST Launches Colloquy on Explainable AI

Among the best ways to create stable technologies are standards and specifications that provide a template for building trust while often seeding new technological ecosystems. That’s especially true for AI, where lack Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: Risk, Reopening, Recognition & More

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big Read more…

Face Masks Causing Problems for Facial Recognition, NIST Says

COVID-19 has apparently completed what AI ethicists started: Eliminating the public use of facial recognition technology. At least, that’s one possible conclusion that can be drawn from a new study from the National In Read more…

Data, Security Frameworks Emerge For IoT

The U.S. requires a national strategy to coordinate private sector efforts to deploy the Internet of Things (IoT) that includes data security and interoperability standards, according to a report released this week by th Read more…

U.S. Smart Cities Effort Targets Data Apps

The Obama administration this week said it would invest more than $160 million in a U.S. "smart cities" initiative by, among other steps, "harnessing the growing data revolution [and] low-cost sensors." Along with har Read more…

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