Tag Archives: Michael Kratsios

Michael Kratsios: Agencies Should Conduct Trade-Off Analysis as They Adopt AI

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Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said government officials should analyze the trade-offs as they push the adoption of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. Kratsios said the guidelines would provide agencies clarity on how to look at the benefits of those technologies and assess them. 

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DARPA Names Victoria Coleman as Director; Michael Kratsios Quoted

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has appointed Victoria Coleman, an expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and microelectronics, as director of the agency. Coleman served as a founding member of DARPA’s Microsystems Exploratory Council and a member of the Defense Science Board. She will bring her extensive private sector experience, across various senior leadership positions, to DARPA.

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White House to Ask FCC to Auction Additional Mid-Band Spectrum for 5G; Michael Kratsios Quoted

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The White House has announced plans to free up 100 megahertz of the mid-band spectrum for commercial 5G networks and direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to auction by Dec. 2021 that swath of radio frequencies used by the military.

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OSTP, NSF Announce Partnership to Expand Quantum Education; Michael Kratsios Quoted

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The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science Foundation (NSF), industry, educational institutions and professional societies have launched a partnership to introduce quantum science and technologies to middle school and high school students.

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NSF, OSTP Invest $75M for Quantum Science R&D Institutes; Michael Kratsios Quoted

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has partnered with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to allocate $75 million for the creation of three institutes focused on quantum science research and development. The three centers will also develop training and education programs including online and in-person curricula to support the development of a “quantum-ready U.S. workforce”, the agency noted.

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Michael Kratsios on G7’s Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

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Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, wrote in a commentary published Wednesday on The Wall Street Journal about the launch of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence by tech ministers of the Group of Seven, an international economic organization composed of seven countries.

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White House Calls for Incorporation of Schema Tags Into COVID-19 Webpages

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The White House and federal agencies have teamed up with collaborative community Schema.org to ensure that public health updates and related information on the new coronavirus appear on search engine results. Schema.org, which was founded by Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and other tech companies, created and issued new standard tags for COVID-19 webpages, including disease spread statistics, prevention measures, testing, travel guidance and quarantine rules, the White House said Wednesday.

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White House Issues Call to Action to AI Experts Amid COVID-19 Dataset Launch; Michael Kratsios Quoted

The White House has called on artificial intelligence professionals to come up with new data and text mining processes to help answer key scientific questions about the new coronavirus. The call to action was made after researchers from Microsoft, Allen Institute for AI, Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative unveiled the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset, the White House said Monday.

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