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AI Funding in the FY2020 Budget

The federal government is poised to invest roughly $4.9 billion in unclassified artificial intelligence and machine learning-related research & development in fiscal year 2020. The number of AI-related programs has ballooned compared with fiscal 2019. The Defense Department (DoD) plans to allocate $4 billion toward artificial intelligence and machine learning R&D activities in fiscal 2020, a sizeable increase above fiscal 2019 spending levels. The cornerstone of the Pentagon’s AI program, […]

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DMGS Week In Review – February 17, 2019

Legislative Update: Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency One of the top tech trends over the last several years has been the increasingly growing use of blockchain technology and related cryptocurrencies. Since we last reviewed the topic in an August 2018 blog post, there have been some new developments in the state-level regulatory framework, and there appear to be new items not far over in the horizon here in 2019. Read more […]

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Electric Scooter Legal & Regulatory Hurdles

Dockless electric scooters have quickly proliferated as transportation options in over 100 U.S. cities over the past two years. That expansion, however, has had its fair share of conflicts as have many other technology companies that leverage the sharing, gig economy. Several companies have launched without obtaining the appropriate permits. In many cities, electric scooter companies have been fined for operating a business without a license, failure to follow various […]

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Legislative Update: Delaware Signs New Blockchain Laws

By Peter Brath On July 23, Delaware Governor John Carney (D) signed a trio of bills aimed at keeping Delaware in step with blockchain technology. Each bill passed through both chambers without a single no vote. The initiative is part of an effort to ensure Delaware maintains its business-friendly reputation where more than half of all Fortune 500 companies are incorporated. Blockchain is the technology that supports digital currencies, like […]

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