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Jamie Holcombe: USPTO Uses Machine Learning to Accelerate Patent Classification Process

Jamie Holcombe

Jamie Holcombe, chief information officer of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), said machine learning helps USPTO speed up the process of assigning patent applications to examiners. USPTO is tapping vendors to help perform patent classifications and compare them against the agency’s algorithms. Holcombe said allowing patent examiners to work with vendors allows the agency to further improve the algorithms.

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Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman CEO, Explains Defense Tech Development

Kathy Warden

Kathy Warden, chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient recently addressed how the development of defense technologies will drive industry mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity over the next two decades. Additionally, this development spike will present new entrants in the realm of cyber and artificial intelligence (AI), as well as increase government-industry collaboration.

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VMware Enhances vRealize Cloud Management to Support Multi-Cloud Environments

VMware

VMware has announced innovations across its VMware vRealize Cloud Management portfolio of on-premises and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, which will enable customers to securely deploy and operate hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Customers have also leveraged VMware vRealize Cloud Management solutions to gain greater IT and business agility to increase business outcomes.

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SDA Director Derek Tournear: Military May Need Different Approach to Implement Space Machine Learning

Derek Tournear

Derek Tournear, director of the Space Development Agency (SDA), said the military will need to consider certain technical limits before implementing machine learning technology across space systems. He spoke at a Defense One webinar about space-based ML's potential to augment the military's data operations and situational awareness in the future, as well as factors that make the technology difficult to achieve.

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Gen. James Dickinson’s SPACECOM Strategy to Focus on U.S. Digital Superiority, Cyber Programs

Edge Computing

Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), has said that retaining U.S. digital leadership and accelerating emerging cyber efforts are key to the command’s strategic vision. He added that while SPACECOM is yet to finalize a timeline for achieving full operational capability, the command still has the capacity to dominate in conflict against adversaries in the space domain.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris on AFLCMC’s Push for 5G, Digital Engineering Efforts

Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris

 Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), said in a recent address that the center has invested significantly in technologies like 5G to help promote efficiency across military bases. “As an Air Force, I think it is important to capitalize off what we’ve done and not lose sight of these investments,” said Morris.

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Army Tests AI-Based Multisensor Tech for Explosives Detection

AI-Based Multisensor

The U.S. Army has demonstrated a machine learning-based sensor technology designed for fixed-wing aircraft that works with synthetic aperture radars to detect explosives from a designated safety point. Lt. Col. Mike Fuller, program manager at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, said the team used side-by-side comparisons of multiple modalities during the assessment to maximize the probability of threat detection while minimizing false alarms.

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Avaya Extends AWS Relationship to Support AI Capabilities

Avaya

Avaya has extended its Amazon Web Services (AWS) relationship, to expand artificial intelligence (AI)-powered customer experience capabilities for Avaya OneCloud CCaaS customers. Avaya will serve as an AWS Partner offering AWS Contact Center Intelligence (CCI) solutions. “Avaya continues to expand AI capabilities that are evolving the contact center into what is now the customer experience center,” said Eric Rossman.

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Army Partners With Industry, Academia to Develop ML Algorithms for Battlefield Decision Making

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army and its partners have created machine learning algorithms designed to help soldiers make decisions in difficult combat situations. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) partnered with IBM, the University College London and the U.K.'s defense science and technology laboratory to develop the algorithms. These algorithms consider response time, resource availability and other factors in making decisions.

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Accenture Report Analyzes CFOs’ Need for Real Time Data

Manish Sharma

Accenture recently published a report that found chief financial officers (CFO) and financial executives need more real-time data to create value. In conducting the report, the company surveyed 450 CFOs and other finance leaders at companies with at least $1 billion in annual revenue. "Operating with real-time data puts the CFO in a unique position to drive positive change for the business," said Manish Sharma.

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