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Lockheed Martin and Drone Racing League Announce 2019 AlphaPilot Teams

Nine AlphaPilot Teams of World-Class Engineers Will Push the Boundaries of Autonomous Flight in DRL’s New Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit Later This Year
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BETHESDA, Md., May 22, 2019  /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Drone Racing League (DRL) today announced the nine teams that were accepted into the 2019 AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge, an open competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for high-speed racing drones.

From Government Innovation to Emerging Technologies, Booz Allen’s Top 5 Takeaways from SXSW

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Every year, more than 40,000 artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs gather at SXSW to explore what’s next. For Booz Allen’s team on the ground, one promising theme at SXSW 2019 was the future of government. 

Highlights follow from Booz Allen’s top five SXSW takeaways.

Technology companies must serve the public. 

Rewarding Careers for Women in Tech

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by Acacia Carr, Web Developer and Author of Uncommon Creative

The future is fast upon us as the stuff of science fiction becomes our daily lives. Technology has evolved at a speed none could have predicted. Smart phones, tablets, autonomous vehicles, drones, Bitcoin, bots, Alexa…the rise of Big Tech, and the advent of AI. There is virtually no part of daily life on Earth that has not yet been hit by the sonic waves of the tech boom. How we live, connect, learn, transact, identify, express, sustain, and find our way has all changed in the blink of an eye.

Booz Allen Is First Consulting Firm to Win INFORMS Prize for Operations Research

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Operations research (O.R.) leverages analytic tools, mathematical techniques, and data science to help people make better decisions. Booz Allen’s O.R. team has been using this discipline to disrupt threat networks, prevent entitlement fraud, and improve pharmaceutical safety. 

3M and Discovery Education Search for America’s Next Top Young Scientist in National Middle School Competition with Chance to Win $25,000 Grand Prize

12th Annual ‘Young Scientist Challenge’ Opens Submissions for America’s Next Generation of Innovators
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SILVER SPRING, Md. and ST. PAUL, Minn. , March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - 3M (@3M) and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) today announced the start of the 12th annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist), the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. The 3M Young Scientist Challenge is designed to encourage the exploration of science and innovation among America's youth and to promote the importance of science communication.

Will the March of AI Be a Bane or Boon for Global Development?

From tracking cattle to bespoke weather forecasts, AI technology is helping smallholders across Asia and Africa. But it is by no means clear yet whether it will be a game changer in eliminating global poverty
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Anyone following tech news these days understands that the coexistence of artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind – and the ethical conflicts that may arise from it – is no longer science fiction. There is unease about AI influencing our online shopping and social media habits; about it replacing both menial and high-skilled jobs; enhancing surveillance and policing, and contributing to the development of more sophisticated weapons.

Human Rights Must be Front and Center for Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Privacy

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Artificial intelligence and the internet of things have the potential to drive unprecedented productivity, reduce pollution, and improve human health. With the rollout of advanced, high speed wireless connectivity known as 5G in the next few years, the number of connected devices will explode: 28.5 billion devices are expected to be networked by 2022 growing to 300 billion connected devices and things by 2030.

Machine Learning Tips From Booz Allen: Minimizing Pitfalls, Maximizing Performance

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Optimizing energy usage in power plants and data centers. Detecting fraud and other criminal activity in near-real time. Adding speed and accuracy to image scanning for health care diagnoses. 

WashingtonExec Recognizes Susan Penfield, Booz Allen for Innovation in Government

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What do GPS, closed captioning, smartphones, and supercomputers have in common? They’re some of the many technology innovations that the federal government has helped make possible. One of the leaders driving tech innovation in government today is Booz Allen Chief Innovation Officer Susan Penfield, named among this year’s WashingtonExec Top 25 Executives to Watch.

"Let’s Train Humans First….Before We Train Machines"

By Hazel Henderson
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We humans are at the absurd stage in our technological evolution when we seem to have abandoned our common sense.  Billions are spent by governments, corporations and investors in training computer-based algorithms (i.e.

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