AI-roboticsArtificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are hot topics in the technology field. Washington State companies such as Microsoft, Allen Institute, Amazon, Voicebox and Hoaloa Robotics are on the leading edge of developing artificial intelligence technologies. AI allows ‘intelligent’ machines to become aware of their environment and then competently take actions to complete tasks. Machine learning is the process of having a computer learn and improve its response from its own experience.

Washington’s top-tier research institutions and tech companies are tackling the problems of developing machines that can simulate human intelligence with it’s nuances of reasoning. And they are addressing the ethics and accountability issues as well as labor force impacts that come with integrating these ‘intelligent’ machines into our lives. Read more in our post on

Because of Washington State’s preeminence in the field The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is holding their first public workshop on AI at the University of Washington in Seattle. Read more in Geekwire.

As a world tech leader Washington State remains the dominant player in emerging technologies and their application across all industry sectors. To learn more about the technology sector in Washington contact