AWS Public Sector Blog

The building blocks of artificial intelligence for government

How can organizations build and execute artificial intelligence strategies, addressing current and future mission needs? Tune in July 30th, to Government Matters’ webinar “Building Blocks of AI – Government Innovations” to hear how federal agencies are actively preparing data to take advantage of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. Sponsored by AWS, this hour-long, two-part webinar features technology decision-makers from federal civilian agencies and the U.S. Department of Defense discussing the mission-critical applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Busan Metropolitan City signs new agreement with AWS to develop smart city initiatives and foster public sector innovation

The Busan Metropolitan City and Amazon Web Services (AWS) signed a new agreement to address real-world public sector technology challenges at the Busan Cloud Innovation Center (CIC). Built off of a collaboration initiated in March 2016, this new agreement will span the next five years with a focus on smart city initiatives. These initiatives will tackle challenges such as traffic, public security, health and well-being, logistics, and the environment within Busan, South Korea.

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Needle in a haystack: How the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory leverages the cloud to power its national security image similarity solution to better serve its customers

Tasking someone to find a singular image in a sea of millions of captured images would be like telling them to find a needle in a haystack. Yet, this is one project for which Ralph Perko is developing a solution. Perko is a lead senior software engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in the state of Washington. In his role, he is responsible for taking the lab’s research and creating applied, scalable solutions to support PNNL’s customers’ missions.

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Driving sustainability through youth engagement

Today, speakers at the 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) will introduce nano, a new gamified app developed on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud that encourages youth around the world to adopt daily sustainability practices to help improve our planet. The Scouts are also launching #ScoutsRecycle, a campaign that leverages the nano app for sustainability. Through nano, scouts will be able to measure the impact of their efforts by calculating the CO2e emissions avoided through #ScoutsRecycle.

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San Diego Sheriff’s Department explores IT system modernization with local hackathon to deliver better services to communities

San Diego Law Enforcement agencies have been seeking new ways to approach some of their biggest challenges with technology. By building in the cloud, they hope to improve their ability to respond to incidents, log and analyze information, speed up investigations, and save lives.

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IMAGINE: Nonprofits Using Tech for Good

Imagine: hundreds of nonprofit leaders in a room, sharing ideas and learning how to leverage the full power of cloud technology to advance their missions. We’ve designed our AWS IMAGINE Nonprofit Conference to do just that. On August 13-14, 2019, AWS will hold its annual conference for nonprofit organizations. The IMAGINE Nonprofit Conference is a two-day immersive experience held in Seattle near Amazon’s headquarters. Our conference brings together hundreds of nonprofit leaders from around the globe to strengthen our collective ability to address the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Preparing youth in the UAE for the future of work

The World Bank, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), hosted the Skills for The Future Initiative (SFI) at Zayed University in Dubai on June 19th and 20th. The program introduced the next generation of technology leaders in the United Arab Emirates to the skills needed to prepare them for the jobs of the future. The two-day training bootcamp attracted students from 12 institutes who learned about the changing nature of work and received introductory training on cloud technology leveraging AWS Educate resources.

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Highlights from the 2019 IMAGINE: A Better World, A Global Education Conference

As students prepare to go back to school, over 1,000 students, educators, university presidents, college administrators, superintendents, and business leaders from 43 different countries met in Seattle, Washington, to discuss the opportunities in the world of education, and how AWS can be used to create innovative solutions. The conference revolved around three core themes: building the workforce of tomorrow, innovation and transformation, and the role of machine learning in education. Read on for the major highlights from the event.

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Pearson announces new Alexa Skill at Imagine EDU

Pearson has announced a new Alexa skill for their Revel product at the “AWS Imagine: A Better World,”A Global Education Conference in Seattle. This free skill gives users convenient access to Revel courses on any Alexa-enabled device. Now, students looking for information on upcoming assignments or those who want to review a concept can just ask Alexa.

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