Tech & Political Challenges

December 13, 2017

Apple is expanding its move into education through a partnership with Chicago's public schools. The city will offer Apple's Learn to Code program to K-12 students in the Chicago Public Schools system, and to community college students, according to PC Magazine and others.

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December 11, 2017 | Kristina Kuleshova - Business Development Manager

Blockchain nowadays is a trend we cannot stop hearing about. For several years already, its popularity grows up by second.

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October 27, 2017

Once upon a time, the very concept of Open Source was absurd, and only its proponents ever thought it could be other than marginal. Important software could only be built and supported by sophisticated businesses, an expensive industrial component whose blueprints — the source code —... read more

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September 12, 2017

“Our future is much too important to be left to algorithms and intelligent machines...”

August 17, 2017 | Kelsey Butz, Brian Burke, Marina Chu, Ryan Slattery and Tyler Stacey

This editorial was developed in coordination with the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany and Albany Law School graduate assistants studying under Dean Antony Haynes, in which the students explored public sector technology... read more

June 06, 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a natural fit for the smart cities movement. Just consider the billions of data points bouncing through a maze of intertwined city departments, magnified exponentially by all aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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May 25, 2017

Blockchains aren't primarily financial tools. They are a political technology, and their natural field of application is the developing world.

April 27, 2017

What do government workers need more of? Time. And that's exactly what artificial intelligence promises to offer. Our research suggests that cognitive technologies can help agencies free up billions of labor hours per year, to be spent doing real work, not drudge work.

April 12, 2017

The idea of creating better cities is as old as human settlement. Smart cities is our latest iteration, amidst the Fourth Industrial Revolution , now that we have exponentially more data and computing power available affordably. This article will focus on illuminating three counterintuitive... read more

April 07, 2017

Flexibility. If there's one thing that everybody involved in government procurement - chief information officers, procurement officials, vendors and civic tech folk - appear to agree on, it's that the future of government's technology-buying should be more flexible. The trend in that direction... read more

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