Maryland

Before leaving office at the end of his term earlier this month, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan touted recent advancements for the Maryland Total Human Services Integrated Network (MD THINK) platform.

While many colleges across the country have rolled out autonomous robots to help deliver food and supplies to students across their campuses, the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is taking a slightly different approach to delivery robots. Before rolling out a robot delivery network on the campus in 2023, researchers at the university will use a fleet of robots to understand and improve the experience of pedestrians who encounter the robots.

Tracy Barnes, chief information officer (CIO) for the state of Indiana, said the use of artificial  intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are a crucial component of the state’s automation strategy. Employing the latest automation tech, he said, helps the state punch above its weight in the continuing battle to protect networks and data against cyberattacks.

school bus

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) will be installing AI-powered security cameras in their school bus fleet to help lower the number of negligent drivers who illegally pass by school bus stops.

To keep its roads clear, Florida is turning to technology. The state has contracted with Iteris, a smart mobility infrastructure management provider, to launch a $5 million multi-year initiative intended to improve traffic flow and safety, while also reducing carbon emissions.

A team of researchers from Stanford University’s Autonomous Systems Laboratory posit that artificial intelligence (AI) could enable a form of traffic congestion pricing that could make everyone at every income level better off.