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NIST Launches Colloquy on Explainable AI

Aug 18, 2020 |

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 of trust and inability to explain decisions has hindered innovation and wider enterprise adoption of AI platforms. Read more…

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

Aug 5, 2020 |

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 data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

Face Masks Causing Problems for Facial Recognition, NIST Says

Jul 28, 2020 |

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 Institute of Standards and Technology, which found that even the best facial recognition algorithms struggled to identify people wearing masks. Read more…

Data, Security Frameworks Emerge For IoT

Dec 13, 2016 |

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 the Center for Data Innovation. Read more…

U.S. Smart Cities Effort Targets Data Apps

Sep 16, 2015 |

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.” Read more…