The Bureau of Reclamation partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey for a prize competition seeking innovative ideas to significantly reduce the cost of continuous streamflow monitoring compared to current methods while also increasing the availability of streamflow data. Accurate and reliable records from continuous streamflow monitoring stations are vital to water resources planning, design, management and research. Of the 40 potential cost-saving solutions received, five winners were selected to share […]
WASHINGTON – The Office of the Director of Science and Technology (DS&T) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)—in partnership with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD[I])— announced today the winners of its first public challenge contest, “Xpress,” to explore artificial intelligence (AI) approaches with the potential to transform the process by which analysts […]
In an effort to stop a species of killer fish from infiltrating the Great Lakes, Michigan’s governor on Tuesday launched the “Invasive Carp Challenge,” the state’s latest response to the aggressive invaders.
Gov. Rick Snyder created the challenge to tap into the “creative minds of people” worldwide in solving the impending invasive carp — also known as Asian carp — crisis.
“Four or five Friday nights” of work has paid off for Briana Conners, who recently won $10,000 for her winning entry in a contest seeking proposals to get fish past tall dams like Shasta Dam. The Cincinnati woman was one of four people who won prize money for submitting proposals. While the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation sponsored the contest to […]
U.S. intelligence agencies are seeking ways to develop artificial intelligence programs that may one day replace human analysts.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced this week that it is offering a $500,000 prize for the best means of using artificial intelligence to transform the controversial intelligence analysis process.
U.S. intelligence analysis, a major part of the $50-billion-a-year […]
Robin Trei2018-02-07T06:13:40-05:00February 25, 2016|
The Healthcare Innovation Award is a major initiative within a five-year partnership to help save one million child lives. GSK and Save the Children today revealed the winners of their third annual US$1 million Healthcare Innovation Award, which recognizes innovations from developing countries that are helping to reduce deaths among children under five. A paperless immunization records system […]
Robin Trei2018-02-07T06:15:28-05:00February 11, 2016|
It’s not clear when fusion power will pay off, but there’s a way to earn a cool $20,000 in fusion research. And you don’t even have to be a plasma physicist or an energy entrepreneur. All you have to do is make perfect sense out of the data generated by the plasma experiments being conducted by General Fusion […]
Robin Trei2017-01-12T14:00:22-05:00February 8, 2016|
DHS announced the winners of their second Challenge with InnoCentive – NBAF Think and Do Challenge! Today I congratulate the winners of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Think and Do Challenge. With this challenge, our second prize competition under the America COMPETES Act, we provided another opportunity for America’s thinkers, doers and entrepreneurs to get involved […]
Robin Trei2017-01-12T14:00:23-05:00January 7, 2016|
WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation has selected six ideas out of 22 submitted for its “New Concepts for Remote Fish Detection” prize competition. Four out of the six submissions fully qualified under the prize competition guidelines and will receive a shared total of $20,000. Reclamation currently supports many projects to track and count fish at its projects […]
Robin Trei2017-01-12T14:00:23-05:00December 10, 2015|
Imagine that your father was partially paralyzed in an off-road accident in 1974. Now, imagine that you were totally paralyzed from the neck down during an Indy Car test session in 2000. The irony is matched only by the horror of the reality. And, yet, that’s exactly what happened to Sam Schmidt. While his devastating injury […]
Robin Trei2017-01-12T14:00:23-05:00September 10, 2015|
IARPA Announces Winners of its ASpIRE Challenge WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), today announced the winners of its speech recognition challenge, Automatic Speech recognition in Reverberant Environments (ASpIRE). The winning teams from the Johns Hopkins University, Raytheon BBN Technologies, the Institute for Infocomm […]