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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.”