Posts Tagged: govtech

What’s the Difference Between Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

The terms ‘automation, ‘artificial intelligence,’ and ‘machine learning’ are hot topics in a lot of government technology conversations. These terms are often used interchangeably and sometimes incorrectly, which can be confusing. Let’s take a look at what this tech jargon means.

3 Takeaways to Optimize the Government User Experience

Government websites don’t need to be hard to use. Good UX is becoming more and more available to agencies across government.

Data Rich, Analysis Poor

Oakland has a new School Superintendent. I like him, partly because of the following statement he dropped at a meeting of the Youth Ventures Joint Powers Authority recently. All the city and county heavy-hitters were there, discussing the possibility of hiring an out-of-state firm to do a data report on Oakland. There was much debateRead… Read more »

“Goodnight Sweet Possum.” Participatory Urbanism the Boston Way

As we become an increasingly urban species the challenges related to growing numbers of people occupying finite spaces becomes an acute concern. The friction generated as we rub elbows can make us all uncomfortable. I found out at an event last week that when it comes to moderating these challenges while running the sixth mostRead… Read more »

GovBytes: NC Now Checking Out E-Library Books

An article in GovTech last Friday reported that public libraries in North Carolina are now checking out e-library books. The North Carolina Digital Library Consortium released a collection that can be downloaded directly from the library onto the patron’s Kindle or Kindle reading app. While this service is more convenient for the public, it isRead… Read more »