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Biden Proclaims AI Bill of Rights (Kinda/Sorta)

As AI assumes more and more previously human tasks, ethicists, futurists, and legal minds are getting apoplectic, scurrying to get out ahead of the issues.

Biden’s Bet: The Future of Manufacturing Is Microscopic

With $2 billion from the Biden administration, biomanufacturing in the U.S. is poised for significant growth. The economy may be, too.

Congressional Committee Finds Trump Covid Efforts Guided by Politics, Not Health

It points to the influence of one man, Scott Atlas, who had no qualifications for overseeing pandemic response. He undermined testing and mask-wearing, among other errors, the report recounts. Former response coordinator Deborah Birx says...

Fossil Fuels Are a Threat to National Security

The youth movement urges President Biden to act—with or without Congress.

The Biden Administration Embraces “Democracy Affirming Technologies”

President Biden has called the defense of democracy “the defining challenge of our time.” With authoritarian governments doubling down on AI-enabled techniques for mass surveillance and social control, putting out the call to citizen coders...

White House Tech Advisor Focuses on Innovation

Michael Kratsios came to Techonomy2018 to show the administration's support for innovation. The audience of tech and business leaders was polite but skeptical.

What the U.S. Government Does Right in Promoting Innovation

There are two unfortunate, and incorrect narratives around the United States government’s role in innovation: some say our government is increasingly neglecting its duty to “promote science and the useful arts” by not adequately investing...

Tech-enhanced Rescue Dogs Lend a Paw to Disaster Relief

Superdog to the rescue! It may sound like comic book fodder, but we're about to see Krypto in real life, as our canine friends, outfitted in high-tech gear, prepare to join the front lines of...

Obama: From Bottom-Up Candidate to Top-Down President

Like so many of us, California's Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom was inspired by Barack Obama's Internet-driven 2008 Presidential campaign. Indeed, Newsom was so inspired by a campaign run by "35,000 self-organizing communities" that he wrote...

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