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Artificial Intelligence: Breakthroughs, Governance, and the Role of Small Businesses

At a recent hearing at the House Oversight Subcommittee on Information Technology, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) asked a panel of technologists to estimate when they believed artificial intelligence (AI) would pass the Turing Test. The Turing Test measures if a machine exhibits intelligent behavior indistinguishable from a human. The witnesses [...]

By | 2018-03-05T16:34:31+00:00 March 5th, 2018|

It’s Smart to be FRANDly: How the FRAND Commitment Will Determine the Future of Smart Cities

By Matt Schwartz In December, we outlined the emergence of Smart Cities – cities that harness technological innovations like internet of things (IoT) devices and data analytics to improve essential infrastructure in growing urban centers. The technological foundation of Smart Cities aims to improve public safety, better allocate resources, and [...]

By | 2018-03-02T12:04:08+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Member Monday: Accessibility – Made for Some, Benefits for All

In this edition of Member Monday, Betsy Furler highlights her passion for,  and the importance of, accessibility in technology. By Betsy Furler, Your App Lady Within the tech community, accessibility can sometimes be a dirty word. In many cases, making technologies accessible is often an afterthought, or it’s a functionality addressed [...]

By | 2018-02-26T19:32:40+00:00 February 26th, 2018|

Accessibility All Around: New Federal Court Ruling Finds the Americans with Disabilities Act May Extend to Apps

By McKenzie Schnell Accessibility, the design of products, services, and environments for people with disabilities, is increasingly seen and enforced as a civil right. In fact, the number of civil lawsuits brought against companies that do not have accessible websites increased more than sevenfold between 2015 and 2017. While most [...]

By | 2018-02-21T11:48:31+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

The Fight for FirstNet Gets a Forum in Florida

By McKenzie Schnell America’s first responders have the important role and responsibility of keeping Americans safe during emergencies and times of need. Last March, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) awarded a 25-year contract to AT&T to build a nationwide, broadband-enabled public safety network that would help support and deliver [...]

By | 2018-02-16T15:27:54+00:00 February 16th, 2018|
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