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Comcast Buys AI-Based Cyber Tech Developer BluVector

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Comcast has purchased Arlington, Va.-based cybersecurity firm BluVector for an undisclosed sum. BluVector develops and provides platforms based on artificial intelligence and machine learning designed to help government agencies and companies detect … Continue reading Comcast Buys AI-Based Cyber Tech Developer BluVector

03.01.19 — 03.31.19 | Women’s History Month

Where are they now — who remembers BDPA’s young coder and 2009 High School Coding Competition (HSCC) alumna from South Carolina who won a full Naval ROTC Scholarship to Duke … Continue reading 03.01.19 — 03.31.19 | Women’s History Month

IBM elects Admiral Michelle J. Howard to its Board of Directors

IBM elects Admiral Howard to its Board of Directors

NIST Reports on Computer Systems Technology

WASHINGTON—The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the Nation’s measurement and … Continue reading NIST Reports on Computer Systems Technology

Accelerating America’s Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

“Continued American leadership in Artificial Intelligence is of paramount importance to maintaining the economic and national security of the United States.” President Donald J. Trump WHITE HOUSE (02.11.19) — In his … Continue reading Accelerating America’s Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

2019 Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Career Communications Group (CCG), producer of the BEYA STEM Conference, an annual event hosted by CCG’s Black Engineer magazine, announced Anthony “Tony” Mitchell (right) as the 33rd Black Engineer … Continue reading 2019 Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Conference

02.01.19 — 02.28.19 | Black History Month

Where are they now — who remembers BDPA’s young coder and 2009 High School Coding Competition (HSCC) alumna from South Carolina who won a full Naval ROTC Scholarship to Duke … Continue reading 02.01.19 — 02.28.19 | Black History Month

What is Quantum Computing?

bdpatoday — According to IBM’s Think Academy, quantum computing has the potential to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. So how are quantum computers different from traditional computers and … Continue reading What is Quantum Computing?

CES 2019 unveils Industry’s latest transformative technologies

LAS VEGAS, NV — CES® 2019 opened this week, unveiling the latest transformative technologies that will redefine industries. LG Electronics President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park kicked off the first … Continue reading CES 2019 unveils Industry’s latest transformative technologies

Ai down on the farm at CES

LAS VEGAS, NV — This year’s CES was huge for John Deere. Located on the lower level of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall within the artificial intelligence (AI) … Continue reading Ai down on the farm at CES

Tech Industry seeks more Black Coders

SEATTLE, WA — For years there have been programs designed to get more girls involved in tech careers, but Microsoft noticed an urgent need to step up industry’s support for … Continue reading Tech Industry seeks more Black Coders

Here is why the NAACP wants you to boycott Facebook

BALTIMORE, MD—NAACP remains concerned about data breaches and numerous privacy mishaps that tech giants have encountered in recent years, and is especially critical about those which occurred during the latest presidential … Continue reading Here is why the NAACP wants you to boycott Facebook