Technology

Black Cape’s Abe Usher, Al Di Leonardo: AI, Machine Learning Could Help Agencies Speed Up Intelligence Analysis

Abe Usher

Black Cape Co-CEOs Abe Usher and Al Di Leonardo said automation technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning could help government agencies accelerate analysis of large data volumes and glean insights from data. They wrote about the three frameworks – TensorFlow, PyTorch and PyTorch scikit-learn – and how they help agencies and other organizations simplify AI adoption.

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Bicameral Bill Seeks to Boost Investments in Emerging Tech to Maintain US Science & Tech Leadership

Four lawmakers have proposed a bicameral bill to strengthen U.S. scientific and technological edge through increased investments in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. The bipartisan Endless Frontier Act would change the name of the National Science Foundation to National Science and Technology Foundation and create a technology directorate within NSTF to advance research in 10 tech focus areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; high-performance computing; cybersecurity and data storage; and robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing.

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Pavilion Data Systems Offers HFA to Increase Performance for Native S3 Data; Gurpreet Singh, Sundar Kanthadai Quoted

Pavilion Data Systems has launched S3 object storage on the Pavilion Hyperparallel Flash Array (HFA) to extend the company’s storage capabilities and become HFA with native support for block, file and object storage, the company reported on Wednesday. 

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SparkCognition Launches Government-Focused AI Subsidiary With DoD Vets as Board Members

SparkCognition, an Austin, Texas-based artificial intelligence company, has formed a wholly owned AI subsidiary focused on government and national defense. SparkCognition Government Systems will deliver AI-based systems to government agencies to help them address national security needs and improve operations through data analysis, application of prescriptive and predictive analytics, autonomy technology deployment and use of natural language processing to facilitate unstructured data processing.

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Report Shows Growing Shift Toward Mobile Fraud; Haywood Talcove Quoted

Haywood Talcove

A new LexisNexis Risk Solutions report examined the global cyber threat landscape between July 2019 and December 2019 and found a year-over-year growth rate of 56 percent in attacks targeting mobile transactions compared with a growth rate of 23 percent for desktop attacks.

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Microsoft’s Susie Adams: Cloud Offers Unlimited Computing Capacity to Advance AI Adoption

Susie Adams

Susie Adams, chief technology officer at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), said cloud helps advance artificial intelligence by enabling data analysis and sharing to improve mission outcomes. "Cloud technology has given us vast capacity for data storage and nearly unlimited compute capacity to take advantage of AI, which is democratizing the ability for end users, not just data scientists, to build and run machine learning algorithms," Adams wrote.

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Cloudera’s Shaun Bierweiler: Flexible Data Strategy, Data Platforms Could Help Agencies Achieve AI’s Promise

Shaun Bierweiler

Shaun Bierweiler, president of Cloudera’s (NYSE: CLDR) government solutions business, said agencies planning to adopt artificial intelligence should establish a comprehensive data strategy, which includes a data platform that takes into consideration governance and security from the start.

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