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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

AI Could Change Health Care for Good, Says Software Exec

A Microsoft executive believes that COVID-19 could revolutionize the way artificial intelligence is used in health care, now and in the future. Even beyond telehealth developments, increased tech could mean early detection of disease.

By Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times  |  April 7, 2020
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Legislative Watch: The Rise of Drones During the Pandemic

The range of applications for unmanned aerial vehicles has grown in recent years and, with COVID-19, their purpose could cross into more sensitive areas, such as security and surveillance, according to research.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus Has Potential to Reshape Government Technology

The coronavirus crisis has made it clear that technology is essential to continuity of government. CIOs may see more of their wish lists fulfilled, but investing in IT will be tough with budgets heading south.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  April 2, 2020
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Blockchain Could Help Hospitals Stay Stocked and Staffed

Blockchain technology, a form of distributed ledger, could be used to streamline work and organization, which could be especially helpful for health crises like COVID-19. But it has a long way to go before implementation.

By Caitlin Reilly, CQ-Roll Call  |  April 2, 2020
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Pa. Joins 11 Other States and D.C., Moves Primary to June 2

Several primary elections have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The extra time will allow voters to register for mail-in ballots and allows polling stations to implement health precautions.

By Julia Terruso, The Philadelphia Inquirer   |  March 31, 2020
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Municipalities Look Back to 9/11 in Shaping COVID-19 Response

Municipalities, like Framington, Mass., are having to plan for how the coronavirus pandemic might impact their finances, services and communities. Some are looking to historical events, like 9/11, to prepare.

By Jeannette Hinkle, MetroWest Daily News  |  March 31, 2020
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Local Government Inaction Creates Turbulence for Nascent Drone-Related Industries

As unmanned aerial technology advances, millions of dollars in new business activity and innovation need regulatory clarity from federal, state and, in particular, local authorities.

By Brent Skorup and Connor Haaland, Guest Columnists  |  March 27, 2020
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Social Media Could Track Spread of Diseases Like COVID-19

Nine days before the WHO announced it, a tech startup found a news article about the not-yet-named COVID-19. If pertinent social media data was public, they might have spotted the disease even earlier.

By Dean DeChiaro, CQ-Roll Call  |  March 26, 2020
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Legislative Watch: Paper Files, Bots and Deepfakes

State lawmakers are tackling new digital threats to elections and public trust by banning voting bots and criminalizing deepfakes; meanwhile, in New Jersey, a legislator wants to bring an end to paper records.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  March 20, 2020
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5 Elements of a Comprehensive Government AI Strategy

Artificial intelligence has tremendous potential for government, but putting it to work requires making management choices up front. The last thing we need is for it to evolve unpredictably.

By William D. Eggers, Deloitte Center for Government Insights  |  March 18, 2020
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California Startup Looks at Salton Sea for Lithium Extraction

Lilac Solutions might have found a cost-effective way to extract California’s lithium, one of the main ingredients in making an electric battery. “The analogy has been made to the Gold Rush, and I do think that’s apt.”

By Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times  |  March 18, 2020
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