The iMerit Blog

From casual to cultured, the iMerit blog tackles a wide array of topics related to security, expertise, and flexibility in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning data-enrichment marketplace.

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Jun 26, 2020

Geospatial Technology: Next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) to be next big thing!

Few initiatives illustrate the opportunities and challenges inherent in the use of geospatial data as well as the move to next generation 9-1-1 services (NG9-1-1). As emergency response systems transition from switched network landline infrastructure to Internet Protocol communications, the

Jun 18, 2020

Is it necessary for autonomous vehicles to ‘see’ like humans?

Before an autonomous vehicle can reason its way out of trouble on the road it needs to understand what it’s seeing. AV car makers use some combination of three forms of sensors – cameras, laser-based 3-D Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and traditional 2-D radar – that work in tandem to sense the road, identify

Jun 18, 2020

Medical AI: Is the field suffering from a lack of data?

Medical AI does not suffer from a lack of data. Millions upon millions of images — of internal organs, tumors, fetuses, skeletal components, dental features, retinal scans, etc — reside in data banks in every city, state, and country. In addition, the increased use of video-driven technology for robotic, procedural, and non-invasive surgery adds to

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Nov 9, 2020

Federal Agencies Learn to Embrace AI

Among the top-line statistics in the “Artificial Intelligence in Federal Administrative Agencies,” report that was developed by researchers at Stanford University and NYU, is that 45% (64) of the agencies canvassed indicated interest in AI or ML through their activities.  By way of example, says the report, high-impact weather tracking systems are being used by

Nov 9, 2020

Data is Ground Truth For Government AI

In the public consciousness, AI conjures Hollywood images of metaphysical life forms (Steven Spielberg’s “AI”), holograms (Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars”), and malware (HAL in “2001: A  Space Odyssey”).  Meanwhile, back in the real world, the DNA for today’s AI in government may be more mundane, but it is no less profound or game-changing —

Nov 9, 2020

The Growing Role of CDOs and AI in U.S. Agencies

Will future governance of the United States be operationally administered mostly with artificial intelligence (AI)?  Predicting the future is commonly considered a fool’s errand. That’s especially true when we just now are scratching the surface of how to master machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP), the two applications of artificial intelligence most prevalent