Lawmakers call for expanded AI role in education, business to remain competitive

Lawmakers on Wednesday called for expanding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to help small businesses and the education system remain competitive in the global economy.



a statue of a man standing in front of a building: Lawmakers call for expanded AI role in education, business to remain competitive


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Lawmakers call for expanded AI role in education, business to remain competitive

“The future of our competitiveness, on a global level, is dependent upon us embracing this technology,” said Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) at The Hill’s “Powering America’s Economy with AI” event.

Lawrence, a member of the Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus, told The Hill’s Steve Clemons that while AI should be promoted in schools to help build a competitive workforce, there are built-in biases in algorithms that must be addressed and removed.

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Ars Electronica Festival Expanded Online To Connect Art, Science And Technology

Since 1979, the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria brings together artists, scientists, engineers and a curious public. This year seemed no different. The exhibits, performances, workshops, talks, and discussions attracted thousands of visitors and hundreds of artists to the main festival sites in the city of Linz. Still, this year was different. Due to the ongoing pandemic and travel restrictions, many people weren’t able to visit Linz in person. But fittingly for an arts and technology festival, Ars Electronica found a creative digital solution.

Certain parts of the festival were available via online video channels and attendees could connect in digital hubs. The channels not only broadcast some of the events in Linz, but also gave a platform to various science art sites around the world.

It’s difficult to make virtual events engaging. Attendees will never have the same sense of connection and the feeling of “being there” as if

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New American Kidney Fund Education Initiative Provides Expanded Resources for Patients with and at Risk for Polycystic Kidney Disease

ROCKVILLE, MD / ACCESSWIRE / September 4, 2020 / The American Kidney Fund (AKF) today announced a new education initiative focused on autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the most common type of PKD. The initiative is designed to increase awareness of ADPKD, and to provide helpful education resources for those at risk to help facilitate conversations with their health care providers about testing and available treatments.

ADPKD is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys, causing chronic kidney disease. It is the most commonly inherited form of kidney disease with about 6,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States. Symptoms usually develop between the ages of 30 and 40, and about half of patients progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD, or kidney failure) by age 60. About 2% of new cases of kidney failure are caused by ADPKD.

AKF’s ADPKD awareness

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