How the U.S. government is regulating AI

How the U.S. government is regulating AI

The U.S. government is considering laws to help society adapt to the introduction of artificial intelligence. Early users of the technology are already seeing labor productivity gains. For example, Klarna, a buy now, pay later financial services provider, estimates that its AI assistant tool will increase its profit outcome by $40 million by the end …

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Letters: Emulate ex-workers | AI’s promise

Letters: Emulate ex-workers | AI’s promise

Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Caltrain engineersshould be emulated Re: “Though some applaud ex-Caltrain officials who built secret apartments, prosecutors call it a crime” (Page B1, April 3). Mayor Mahan might consider hiring Joe Navarro and Seth Worden to lead his shelter and low-cost housing …

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America is the undisputed world leader in quantum computing even though China spends 8x more on the technology–but an own goal could soon erode U.S. dominance

America is the undisputed world leader in quantum computing even though China spends 8x more on the technology–but an own goal could soon erode U.S. dominance

Processors that crunch through supercomputing tasks in the blink of an eye. Batteries that recharge in a flash. Accelerated drug discovery, encryption and decryption, and machine learning. These are just a few of the possibilities that may be enabled by quantum computing, which harnesses the laws of physics to perform calculations much faster than even …

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A Congressman wanted to understand AI. So he went back to a college classroom to learn

A Congressman wanted to understand AI. So he went back to a college classroom to learn

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don Beyer’s car dealerships were among the first in the U.S. to set up a website. As a representative, the Virginia Democrat leads a bipartisan group focused on promoting fusion energy. He reads books about geometry for fun. So when questions about regulating artificial intelligence emerged, the 73-year-old Beyer took what for …

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Consumers would be notified of AI-generated content under Pennsylvania bill

Consumers would be notified of AI-generated content under Pennsylvania bill

Pennsylvania state representatives have approved a bill requiring that consumers be notified when artificial intelligence is used to generate content By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press April 10, 2024, 5:09 PM ET • 3 min read HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania consumers would be notified when content has been generated by artificial intelligence, and defendants couldn’t argue …

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Jim Jordan summons ex-Biden admin officials to House hearing on internet censorship

Jim Jordan summons ex-Biden admin officials to House hearing on internet censorship

Politics exclusive By Steven Nelson Published April 9, 2024, 3:59 p.m. ET WASHINGTON — House Judiciary Committee chairman Jim Jordan invited three former Biden White House officials to appear at a May 1 public hearing to discuss their pressure on companies to censor online content — as the Supreme Court considers whether the administration violated …

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New cable internet company in Missoula

New cable internet company in Missoula

Tava Smathers, an adjunct instructor at the University of Montana, teaches future school librarians via an online platform. For her job, high-speed, reliable internet service is crucial. So she was ecstatic on Monday morning to be the first customer of TDS Telecom in Missoula. The company will be installing fiber-optic internet in Missoula and Lolo, …

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California lawmakers hold high hopes for new congressional AI task force – Orange County Register

California lawmakers hold high hopes for new congressional AI task force – Orange County Register

The theory of artificial intelligence has been around for a long time — it’s older than many members of Congress — but federal leaders are just getting started on efforts to rein in the rapidly growing technology. Co-chaired by Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Los Angeles, and Rep. Jay Obernolte, R-Hesperia, the new group seeks to create …

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Nebraska ‘in a good position’ to deliver internet for all

Nebraska ‘in a good position’ to deliver internet for all

Nebraska is “in a good position” funding-wise to deliver broadband internet to the state’s unserved and underserved areas, opening opportunities in telehealth and precision agriculture, a federal official said last week. Brendan Carr, a member of the Federal Communications Commission, spoke after attending a roundtable meeting on Tuesday hosted by U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., …

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Letters to the Editor — Natural gas, DEI policies, voting, immigration, AI

Letters to the Editor — Natural gas, DEI policies, voting, immigration, AI

Oppose natural gas pause Re: “Phelan committee to probe pause on natural gas — House speaker asks group to determine whether Biden had power to freeze permits,” March 26 Metro & Business story. America’s role as a global energy leader is essential for maintaining global energy security and supporting our allies. The recent pause on …

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