Risk or Reward - How to Safely Stay on the Edge of Technology
As government continues to work to stay on the edge of technology, keeping pace with the private sector and spearheading modernization efforts, it is not without careful consideration. How does leadership stay at the forefront of advancements while ensuring safe, efficient and reliable technology is being adopted? Whether it’s blockchain, artificial intelligence, or now the newest hot topic: cryptocurrency, risk is always associated. What considerations are leaders making to inform decisions on where to invest?
Emerging Tech and Hardware: Why Hardware Matters
With discussions focused on software advancements in AI, ML, big data and the continual expansion of cloud solution usage, it is easy to overlook the hardware aspect of advancing technology. In reality, development of software and hardware go hand in hand. Agencies and industry partners alike are working closer than ever identifying needed solutions and developing new hardware. In this session, HP's Dr Tommy Gardner, will expand on why hardware is an important factor now and what is on the horizon for advancement in hardware technology.
Gaming in Government
Video games continue to prove their ability to go well beyond just an interesting pastime. Instead, they’ve appeared in work combating PTSD for veterans, supported military training efforts, and demonstrated the importance of security perimeters. Still, a new gaming engine has the potential to revolutionize how astronauts prepare for missions to Mars. During this session with Nextgov, we explore the power of gaming in government and spotlight one example, the potential path Unreal Engine 5 is making on Mars exploration.
Four Steps to Ensure Your Modernized IT Platform is AI-Ready
Many federal IT systems today are unable to support one of the most important innovations vital to future systems transformation – artificial intelligence. AI can empower people at every level in federal agencies with the insight to see the whole problem, the creativity to find a solution, and the confidence to fix it.
Adopting and integrating these powerful new automation and analytics tools can empower your teams, support citizens, and help you focus on and achieve your agency’s mission.
In this segment, you will learn how following four basic steps can help your agency ensure that AI is built into its IT modernization plans.
o Quality data = quality AI
o Align AI with agency objectives
o Get infrastructure AI-ready
o Take AI “baby steps”
Debunking Disinformation and Defense
Arguably one of the most pressing threats to national security today is the rapid spread of disinformation. A dramatic shift in recent years, particularly on social media, outlines the dangers of edited videos, photos and the like to portray inaccurate information. What role does artificial intelligence play in these deep fakes and how are leaders approaching their dangers? What role, if any, can technology play in debunking deep fakes and authenticating accurate information? During this session, Nextgov convenes a panel of experts to discuss both the technical and cultural implications of automating protections and authenticating digital information.
What's Next? Spotlight on DARPA
During this exclusive spotlight session, Nextgov sits down with DARPA to unveil their most exciting projects just around the corner. How is their portfolio of technology paving the way forward and what trends can we anticipate in where they are focusing their time?