Millicent Abadicio

Millicent is a writer and researcher for Emerj, with a career background in traditional journalism and academic research.

Articles by Millicent

11 articles
AI for Homeland Security - Current Applications

AI at the US Department of Homeland Security – Current Projects

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) routinely handles large amounts of data. Its mandate is to “keep America safe,” and that encompasses many fronts. This includes anything to do with potential threats to the nation, ranging from border security to cybersecurity, so “big data” would be an understatement. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence technology […]

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Big Data in the Military - Intelligence Gathering and AI

Big Data in the Military – Preparing for AI

Large volumes of data, managed properly, are a boon for many industries, including the military. It would not be possible to mount effective military operations without knowing the when, where, and what in deploying resources. Big data, therefore, helps the military make better decisions, provided it is not “dark data.” The term “big data” was […]

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Artificial Intelligence at the FBI – 6 Current Initiatives and Projects

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has figured in many works of fiction as well as documentaries because what they do fascinates people. The representations have not always been favorable, but most people agree they have spearheaded many advances in science and technology in law enforcement. It seems that either that has not been the case […]

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Predictive Analytics in the Military - Current Applications

Predictive Analytics in the Military – Current Applications

The military has always been at the forefront of advanced technology. Some of the most important applications we use every day, such as the Internet, were developed by or for military use. That said, the military is adopting predictive analytics at what seems to be a slower pace than industry, although there are likely applications for the […]

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Facial Recognition in the Military – Current Applications

The US Department of Defense’s DARPA has a plan to invest as much as $2 billion in artificial intelligence research and development in the next 5 years. This is on top of the $2 billion the federal government has already spent on AI-based technology R&D. There is undoubtedly much interest in the US for plumbing […]

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Artificial Intelligence at NASA - Current Projects and Applications

Artificial Intelligence at NASA – Current Projects and Applications

The focus of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is to provide information to civilian institutions to help them solve scientific problems at home and in space. This requires a continuous stream of raw data under a constantly shifting environment.  According to a 2017 interview with Kevin Murphy, Earth Science Data Systems Program Executive […]

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AI for IT Services Firms - Backup, Recovery, and Cybersecurity

AI for IT Services Firms – Backup, Recovery, and Cybersecurity

IT services firms are doing their best to keep up with the changing landscape as AI begins to dominate the tech conversation. Many IT services firms have recently started branding themselves as AI companies without having the requisite talent to back up their claims. In reality, many of the older IT services companies are struggling […]

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Facial Recognition at Airports - Current Applications

Facial Recognition at Airports – Current Applications

Although AI has broader applications in the travel and tourism industry, facial recognition kiosks at airports have been one of the most prominent applications in the public discussion about AI. Their promise: to increase security and potentially speed up passenger boarding. We had intended to write an article about the broader use of AI in […]

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AI in the Navy - Current Contractors and Innovations

Artificial Intelligence in the Navy – Current Contractors and Innovations

Militaries around the world are starting to make increasing investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. The top military defense contractors in the US, Europe, and Israel are all working on AI software to sell into the defense sector. That said, the military adoption of AI is as of right now slow in comparison […]

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AI In Aerospace - Current Applications and Innovations

AI in Aerospace – Current Applications and Innovations

According to Accenture, approximately 66% of A&D executives polled indicated they are looking at investing in AI for 2019, particularly on security, production, and R&D. 80% believe that AI-based decisions will have a direct impact on the workforce by 2021. It seems that most of the AI startup companies catering to the aerospace industry do […]

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