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Veritone Awarded Patent For AI Model Orchestration Using Deep Neural Networks; CEO Chad Steelberg Quoted

Veritone

Veritone announced on Thursday that the company has been awarded a new U.S. patent for its Conductor technology that performs dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) model orchestration through the use of a proprietary deep neural network (DNN). Veritone has a significant funnel of pending patents and Patent No. US 11,017,780 is Veritone’s 14th U.S. awarded one. 

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TransUnion Study Shows Prevalence of Account Takeover Fraud in Public Sector; Jonathan McDonald Quoted

Jonathan McDonald

A study conducted by TransUnion and the Ponemon Institute has found that 53 percent of federal, state and local government agency leaders said they have seen an increase in threats related to account takeover fraud in the past two years. “Combatting fraud in each vector, from mobile to online portals, is an imperative and essential task that government agencies must address in 2021,” said Jonathan McDonald, executive vice president and head of TransUnion’s public sector business.

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U.S., EU to Coordinate on Critical Tech, Supply Chain Issues Via Trade and Technology Council

U.S.-EU Summit

The U.S. and the European Union on Tuesday formed a Trade and Technology Council (TTC) to build up global cooperation on digital issues, technology and supply chains, work on international standards development and support collaborative research efforts. A senior administration official said Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will co-chair the council.

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Navy Advances AI Development; Brett Vaughan Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Navy is advancing the development of artificial intelligence applications to support warfighting, readiness, sustainment and other functions. Brett Vaughan, the Navy’s chief AI officer and portfolio manager at the Office of Naval Research, discussed how AI could help the service in areas such as decision-making and autonomy with unmanned platforms.

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Accenture to Acquire umlaut; CEO Julie Sweet Quoted

Julie Sweet

Accenture has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire umlaut, an engineering consulting and services firm headquartered in Aachen, Germany, to scale the company’s deep engineering capabilities to use digital technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence and 5G to transform how they design, engineer and manufacture their products.

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David Koch: Defense Logistics Agency Eyes Using AI to Predict Item Demands

Artificial Intelligence

David Koch, chief of research and development at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), said DLA will use artificial intelligence to determine an item's demand in supply chain activities. Koch said at the Federal Drive show that AI has the potential to help the agency predict warfighters' future demand for items that are currently low-demand.

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Tim Persons: GAO to Modernize Analytical Operations via Cloud, AI Tech

Tim Persons

Tim Persons, chief scientist of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), said GAO is working to digitally transform its operations through cloud-based analytics and artificial intelligence. The agency has been working with the General Services Administration (GSA) to develop a refined cloud infrastructure over the past year, among other similar efforts.

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NSF, Czech to Fund Research Projects in New International Partnership; Kendra Sharp Quoted

National Science

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has partnered with its Czech counterpart to formally foster collaborative, international research between the two countries. NSF said Thursday it will work with the Czech Science Foundation to finance research projects in the areas of plasma science, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. NSF will review collaborative proposals to be submitted by researchers from both U.S. and Czech. 

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IBM’s Dan Chenok Highlights Recommendations in ‘Deploying AI in Defense Organizations’ Report

Dan Chenok

Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, said a new report presents recommendations for how defense organizations can field artificial intelligence and one of those is building awareness and understanding of AI. He noted that the report calls on defense agencies to explore a range of opportunities to leverage AI. 

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DOD Releases Memorandum on Responsible AI; Kathleen Hicks Quoted

Kathleen Hicks

The Department of Defense (DOD) has released a memorandum designed to promote the responsible use of artificial intelligence across the DOD. The memorandum lays out a governance structure, oversight approaches, warfighter trust-building and other efforts to implement responsible AI use in the department. The DOD must adopt an AI approach that is responsible, equitable, traceable, reliable and governable. 

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