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Blog & Resources

AI Assurance: A deep dive into the cybersecurity portion of our FakeFinder audit

In a previous post we discussed our audit of FakeFinder, a deepfake detection tool built at IQT Labs. As mentioned […]

AI Assurance: What happened when we audited a deepfake detection tool called FakeFinder

Synthesizing Robustness YOLTv4 Results Part 1: The Nuances of Extracting Utility from Synthetic Data

The Geography of Open Source Data Science: Mapping Anaconda Code Contributors

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December 20, 2021

The Intersection: How Technological Conflict Could Reshape the World Order

This week on The Intersection Podcast, IQT’s Steve Bowsher talks with Jacob Helberg, author of The Wires of War, about how technology plays a key role in the global struggle for power and what opportunities and challenges this presents to U.S. tech companies and national security today and in the future.

September 21, 2021

IQT Explains: The Future of Space Technology

In the final episode of our three-part space podcast series, host Vishal Sandesara is joined by Kristi Bradford, Tom Gillespie, and Clayton Williams to explore the future of space. Hear from these domain experts as they discuss how the space industry can help shape the future of national security and beyond, including trends they’ve seen based off recent activity in the domain.