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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.”  

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.

Data Ethics

Algorithms gone awry: The impact of inappropriate data use

Algorithms gone awry: The impact of inappropriate data use

The Badger Herald, October 29, 2019

It was March 25, 2000. A sea of red filled State Street, and Badger fans around the country were celebrating. The University of Wisconsin-Madison men’s basketball had just defeated Purdue in the NCAA tournament, securing a spot in the Final Four. 

How ethics can ease our tech anxiety

How ethics can ease our tech anxiety

The Hill, September 24, 2019

The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) improving our lives is enormous. In less than a quarter of a century, the Internet has grown from niche curiosity to a modern necessity for much of the world. Interpersonal communication has never been easier and social media has profoundly changed how people interact. This same technology that allows for a more efficient and communicative modern life also puts public and personal information at risk and creates new anxieties among the public and policymakers. These heightened concerns should not be a hinderance to the furtherance of technology, but rather, they should serve as a catalyst for necessary reflection and planning. To fully realize the benefits of these technologies, organizational goals must align with defined ethical values and the public interest.

E-commerce/Retail

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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.

Transportation

Sheldon H. Jacobson: Should skiplagging to get a cheaper flight be banned?

Sheldon H. Jacobson: Should skiplagging to get a cheaper flight be banned?

Chicago Tribune, June 21, 2024

Airlines use a complex system to price their tickets. This complexity means that it is highly likely that the prices paid for most tickets on any given flight are different. Such price differences are a consequence of the hub-and-spoke system used by legacy airlines such as Delta, United and American and dynamic pricing models that squeeze every last dollar out of every seat to make it more likely for airlines to stay profitable.

Voting/Elections

Why The Biden-Trump Debate Could Takeover Social Media

Why The Biden-Trump Debate Could Takeover Social Media

Forbes, June 27, 2024

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will face off on Thursday night in a 90-minute debate—but regardless of what either man says on stage, it won't likely change the opinion of many of their supporters and detractors on social media.

The 700 Club - June 26, 2024

The 700 Club - June 26, 2024

CBN, June 26, 2024

Journey inside the stories and real-life adventures of New York Times best-selling author Mitch Albom. Plus, she’s been called the fastest woman in the world. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin on today’s 700 Club.