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Estimating Hurricane Wind Speeds with Machine Learning

Better estimates of hurricane wind speeds can lead to better decisions around evacuations and general hurricane response planning, saving both lives and property. Hurricane windspeed estimates are currently made using the manual Dvorak technique. The National Hurricane Center releases them every three to six hours. Artificial intelligence (AI) experts with the IMPACT team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Development Seed created the Deep Learning-Based Hurricane Intensity Estimator to automate this process.

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Using Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

After nearly disappearing in the ‘90s, the spread of child sexual abuse material exploded with the rise of the internet, as child sex trafficking increased with exposure to a greater market online. Today, the problem is complex and still growing. Thorn, a nonprofit, is working to build technology to defend children from sexual abuse.

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Automatically Discover, Classify, and Protect Your Data

In our post, Building a Cloud-Specific Incident Response Plan, we walked through a hypothetical incident response (IR) managed on AWS with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). With the recent launch of Amazon Macie, a new data classification and security service, you have additional controls to understand the type of data stored in […]

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Login.gov on AWS: One Username and Password for Every Public User

Login.gov delivers an identity platform for public users interacting with government websites by combining maximum security standards, open source technologies, and the AWS Cloud. The goal is simple: one username and one password for every public user who interacts with government websites. To accomplish this, login.gov merges a user-focused design with the highest security standards from […]

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Villanova University Scales Website After Their Buzzer Beater Win in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

Congratulations to the Villanova Wildcats for their heart-stopping win in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! Victories like that impact not just the team, but the entire institution: the students, fans, alumni, and staff. Behind the scenes, schools must ramp everything from security to IT as they work to support their team for the big game. […]

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