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How Can Smaller Cities Join the Growing AI Economy?

January 09, 2019

Artificial intelligence is poised to make a significant impact on the global economy, adding $15.7 trillion to the GDP by 2030. In pursuit of these economic benefits, many countries have developed national strategies to promote the adoption of AI within their borders, such as China’s ambitious plan to become the global leader in AI. But what can state and local governments -- especially those outside of the country’s main tech hubs -- do to ensure they are not left behind in the AI economy?

Few Americans Want Government to Limit Use of Facial Recognition Technology, Particularly for Public Safety or Airport Screening

January 09, 2019

Only one in four Americans (26 percent) think government should strictly limit the use of facial recognition technology, according to a new survey from the Center for Data Innovation—and that support drops even further if it would come at the expense of public safety. Fewer than one in five Americans (18 percent) would agree with strictly limiting the technology if that is the tradeoff, while a solid majority (55 percent) would disagree.

What Is the Dark Side of the Moon?

January 09, 2019

What is the "dark side" of the moon? The short answer? It's a misnomer. A cool-sounding misnomer! But a misnomer. Assuming they aren't talking about the Pink Floyd album or the French mockumentary, people who say "the dark side of the moon" are almost always referring to the moon's far side--which, despite pointing permanently away from those of us planetside, actually sees as much sunlight as the side facing Earth.

The US and China are in a quantum arms race that will transform warfare

January 09, 2019

In November 2018, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China’s biggest defense electronics company, unveiled a prototype radar that it claims can detect stealth aircraft in flight. The radar uses some of the exotic phenomena of quantum physics to help reveal planes’ locations. It’s just one of several quantum-inspired technologies that could change the face of warfare.

U.S. space economy set to blast off in 2019

January 08, 2019

This year, expect the space economy to really take off. According to Space Angels, an investment firm specializing in aerospace, private investment in space-related businesses has jumped from a handful of companies and a couple hundred million dollars in 2009 to 375 companies and $15 billion today.

2019 Job Outlook for Workers

January 08, 2019

It's been nearly a decade since the end of the Great Recession, and unemployment in the U.S. has reached historic lows, giving workers the upper hand in the job market. "Maybe we're finally getting to that point where demand for labor and supply of labor have met," says Andy Challenger, vice president of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an executive outplacement firm. "Wages hopefully will begin to rise at a quicker pace."

The 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn

January 08, 2019

"Skills really matter the most,"Janelle Gale, Facebook's vice president of human resources, tells CNBC Make It. Her advice for workers interested in landing a job at an organization like Facebook is to focus on skills and apply -- even if your resume does not exactly match the job description.

The elephant in the room at tech's biggest show? The trade war with China

January 08, 2019

Chinese technology companies have long been the talk of the Consumer Electronics Show, an annual showcase of new ideas and products, sending executives to deliver keynote speeches and throw flashy events to show off their new products. But this year, amid a trade war, national security concerns about smartphone makers Huawei and ZTE, and the arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada on behalf of the United States, Chinese companies appear to be taking a more measured approach at CES.

What Is Artificial Intelligence? Examples and News in 2019

January 08, 2019

Chances are, you're exposed to artificial intelligence every day. Whether you're browsing your Facebook (FB) feed or talking to Apple's Siri, you're interacting with artificial intelligence. And artificial intelligence has been the cause of many of the technological breakthroughs in the past several years - from robots to Tesla. But while there are certainly naysayers to the technological development, AI seems set to become the future of predictive tech.

Rural broadband emerging as early theme for 2019

January 07, 2019

Action toward improving the availability and speed of broadband in rural areas is emerging as an early theme in 2019, continuing activity from 2018. Oregon, Washington and the USDA all announced new initiatives last month. In mid-December, the USDA announced the availability of $600 million in grants and loans to support improvement of broadband accessibility across rural America.

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