The U.S. Department of Homeland Security opened industry applications for its 2022 Biometric Technology Rally. The department's Science and Technology directorate is emphasizing discerning people in groups and their level of consent to face biometric scanning. Competitors are to address the challenge of reliably screening small groups of people opting in to facial recognition from among bystanders who have not consented. The competition will be an unattended "high throughput" scenario where group-processing systems must rapidly capture biometrics from multiple subjects. Companies will have to match photographs and identify faces, acquire only needed biometric images and meet performance benchmarks for demographic groups.
Katharina McFarland has led change in a wide array of national security domains including Space, Missile Defense, Acquisition and Nuclear Posture. She is a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (ASD(A) and a former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT). She currently serves on several corporate boards and as a member of the National Academies of Science. She was also named as a Commissioner of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, a group chartered by Congress to examine the national security issues around AI. In this OODA Salon we will hear directly from her on a range of topics, focusing on actions we can take to improve the application of AI to national security while protecting privacy and our way of life.
Biofourmis, a Boston-based global leader in virtual care and digital medicine, has announced its engagement with Wise Health System to launch a continuum-wide care-at-home initiative. Wise Health System is a four-hospital, integrated care network in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Wise Health System will launch the effort with a home hospital program leveraging Biofourmis' Hospital@Home end-to-end solution that combines artificial intelligence (AI)-based remote patient monitoring technology and clinical support services. Wise Health System has nearly 200 beds across its four-hospital campus, with over 200 physicians and more than 2,000 employees. The health system is launching a hospital at home program with Biofourmis as part of its progressive healthcare delivery philosophy, to enable participation in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS') Acute Hospital Care at Home program, for which it has already earned a waiver.
On the second floor of the stately King's College London building on the Strand, Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz and Joe Biden are sitting around a table studying a map of Ukraine. They are here to negotiate the future of the country, but they all have ulterior objectives too. Germany wants to ensure the safe transit of refugees; the US wants Russia to cease its disinformation campaign; France wants trade; and Russia needs dozens of sanctions to be lifted. But nobody is giving anything away. It's tense as hell and the clock is ticking.
This partnership will help health systems address the increasing volume of medical images and the worldwide radiologist labor shortage. Integration of Boneview into Aidoc's AI platform will give many more clinicians access to a tool to help them identify fractures in limbs, pelvis, thoracic and lumbar spine, and rib cage. Aidoc's end-to-end AI platform already includes numerous third-party AI vendors including Imbio, Riverain, Subtle, Icometrix and ScreenPoint. Over 152 million X-rays are performed every year in the US. Although there are about 37,000 radiologists in the US, they are not evenly distributed.
The Pentagon has tapped artificial intelligence ethics and research expert Diane Staheli to lead the Responsible AI (RAI) Division of its new Chief Digital and AI Office (CDAO), FedScoop confirmed on Tuesday. In this role, Staheli will help steer the Defense Department's development and application of policies, practices, standards and metrics for buying and building AI that is trustworthy and accountable. She enters the position nearly nine months after DOD's first AI ethics lead exited the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), and in the midst of a broad restructuring of the Pentagon's main AI-associated components under the CDAO. "[Staheli] has significant experience in military-oriented research and development environments, and is a contributing member of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence AI Assurance working group," Sarah Flaherty, CDAO's public affairs officer, told FedScoop.
As intractable problems accrue and grow, artificial intelligence is increasingly being called upon as part of the solution. Carnegie Mellon University AI researchers have stepped up to help surmount these obstacles where large data sets must be analyzed and patterns discovered to find answers. Last year, the National Science Foundation teamed up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as corporate sponsors Accenture, Amazon, Google and Intel to provide $220 million in grants to create 11 new institutes specifically dedicated to AI research across a wide range of sectors. CMU's School of Computer Science and College of Engineering faculty will work with four of these new institutes: the AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture, the AI Institute for Collaborative Assistance and Responsive Interaction for Networked Groups, the AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence, and the USDA-NIFA Institute for Agricultural AI for Transforming the Workforce and Decision Support. Learn more about these institutes and meet the researchers leading the work in our magazine, The Link.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patent Application filings continue their explosive growth trend at the U.S. Patent Office (USPTO). At the end of 2020, the USPTO published a report finding an exponential increase in the number of patent application filings from 2002 to 2018. In addition, current data shows that AI-related application filings pertaining to graphics and imaging are taking the lead over AI modeling and simulation applications. In the last quarter of 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported that patent filings for Artificial Intelligence (AI) related inventions more than doubled from 2002 to 2018. See Office of the Chief Economist, Inventing AI: Tracking The Diffusion Of Artificial Intelligence With Patents, IP DATA HIGHLIGHTS No. 5 (Oct.
Human beings, as we know, really boast a wide range of skills, but if we have to pick the most valuable one from the lot, it's going to be our problem-solving capabilities. You see, this particular skill is really what allows us to answer different questions in life, and consequentially, take that next step in our journey. Now, even though the stated element has proved to be helpful pretty much by default, we have still tried to enhance it over the years. Talk about how we did it, we would actually end up inculcating a unique set of ideas. However, in hindsight, it's hard to put any of those ideas above a certain one called technology.