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Using AI for public impact: Insights from Dr. Soroush Saghafian

Using AI for public impact: Insights from Dr. Soroush Saghafian

Fast Company, May 15, 2024

In the current era of artificial intelligence (AI) reshaping industries worldwide, integrating AI in healthcare, public policy, and business is paramount. Dr. Soroush Saghafian, the visionary founder and director of the Public Impact Analytics Science Lab (PIAS-Lab) at Harvard, is a key figure at this intersection. His pioneering work as a Harvard professor involves developing, integrating, and using appropriate analytical tools in operations research, management science, machine learning and big datadecision-makingstatistics, AI, and related fields has profoundly impacted societal outcomes. 

The capabilities and limitations and LLMs

The capabilities and limitations and LLMs

Quirks, May 14, 2024

Large language models (LLMs) have brought about advances in artificial intelligence that few researchers thought possible before, at least so soon. ChatGPT set records for its fastest-growing user base in internet history a mere two months after its release to the public. Now there’s frequent talk about the inevitability of artificial general intelligence, where machines have the same types of abilities as humans. Before we get too excited though, we must be mindful of both what LLMs can’t do and what they do that is undesirable.      

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Artificial Intelligence

To make effective AI policy you must trust those who’ve been there

To make effective AI policy you must trust those who’ve been there

Federal News Network, June 11, 2024

On March 28, the White House took a pretty big step toward establishing a broader national policy on artificial intelligence when it issued a memorandum on how the federal government will manage it. It established new federal agency requirements and guidance for AI governance, innovation and risk management. All of this is in keeping with the AI in Government Act of 2020, the Advancing American AI Act, and the President’s executive order on the “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence.”  

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Supply Chain

Whose Tariffs Are Worse For The American Consumer?

Whose Tariffs Are Worse For The American Consumer?

CNBC, July 2, 2024

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump share common ground on tariff policy. While some policymakers argue that tariffs can be a tool to protect and help grow domestic industries and ensure national security, tariffs may also result in unintended economic consequences that cost U.S. consumers billions. Trump's trade war tariffs generated about $233 billion in duties collected by U.S. Customs through March 2024, according to an analysis from the Tax Foundation. Watch the video above to find out which candidate's tariffs will be more expensive for the American consumer.

OK Manufacturing Alliance offers ‘Supply Chain Academy’

OK Manufacturing Alliance offers ‘Supply Chain Academy’

The Journal Record, June 5, 2024

ARDMORE — The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance will feature noted supply chain logistics expert and author Sunderesh Heragu at its “Supply Chain Academy” on Wednesday, June 12 at the Ardmore Convention Center, 2401 N Rockford Road in Ardmore.

Climate

After Park City Wind failure, can Connecticut offshore wind rebound?

After Park City Wind failure, can Connecticut offshore wind rebound?

WSHU, March 18, 2024

In December 2019, Connecticut announced the largest purchase of renewable energy in state history. Providing 804 megawatts of offshore wind power, Avangrid’s Park City Wind Project promised the equivalent of 14% of the state’s electricity supply, $890 million in direct economic development, improved grid reliability during the winter and the opportunity to slash over 25 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.