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Can health systems afford AI talent?

Health systems are rapidly incorporating artificial intelligence into their operating models and clinical care delivery. Many are partnering with digital health companies or pioneering AI-driven EHR applications with external tech support. Others are building internal teams to set their artificial intelligence strategy and propel their organizations into the future. Many of the AI positions are garnering six-figure salaries, which can be tough for hospitals and health systems to manage with tight margins and multiple strategic priorities. But as AI becomes more ubiquitous in healthcare, can systems afford not to invest in it? Keep Reading This Article at Becker’s Hospital Review:

UC Noyce Initiative advances digital innovation

Learning more about women’s brains, protecting the grid from cyberattacks, exploring the capacity of quantum computing — these are transformational research projects being pursued because of a new, five-campus, University of California consortium called The UC Noyce Initiative. The UC Noyce Initiative brings together researchers from five UC campuses — Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara — by building community and providing financial funding for cross-campus research projects in digital innovation. Current funding priorities for the Initiative are computational health (i.e. generative artificial intelligence applied to health and life sciences), cybersecurity and quantum computing. Keep Reading This Article at University of California

Conversation With Non-Human Intelligence Achieved by Scientists

The Whale-SETI team believes that their research has brought humans one step closer to extraterrestrial interactions. A group of researchers recently made a groundbreaking discovery in non-human intelligence communication through a conversation with a humpback whale. The team believes that their research has brought humans one step closer to extraterrestrial interactions. Keep Reading This Article at International Business Times UK  

Remote Workers Are Losing Out on Promotions

For a while, remote workers seemed to have it all: elastic waistbands, no commute, better concentration and the ability to pop in laundry loads between calls. New data, though, shows fully remote workers are falling behind in one of the most-prized and important aspects of a career: getting promoted. Keep Reading This Article at MSN.com

California’s high-speed rail is taking shape. This Sacramento manufacturer may play a part

  A Sacramento manufacturing plant could stand to benefit from the $3.1 billion federal grant awarded last month to revive an over-budget and overdue high-speed rail project between Merced and Bakersfield. Siemens Mobility, the German company whose North American train manufacturing hub is in Sacramento, is one of two bidders the California High-Speed Rail Authority selected to vie for $561 million they have allocated to pay for train cars. The authority announced on Jan. 5 that it had determined that Siemens and French-manufacturer Alstom both had the technical expertise to bid on building the high-speed trains. Keep Reading This Article at Yahoo News

Buckle Up: Driverless Cars Can’t Get Traffic Tickets In California

Last year, California gave autonomous vehicle companies Cruise and Waymo permission to operate driverless robotaxis on the streets of San Francisco. Almost immediately, the cars demonstrated they weren’t ready for the road. The taxis caused traffic jams, drove around in bizarre unpredictable patterns, and in at least one case, hit a pedestrian and left her with life-threatening injuries. Some of Waymo’s cars are still on the road. It turns out that amidst the chaos, these robot drivers had a special immunity. Driverless cars can’t get traffic tickets in California, no matter how badly they drive. If you’re a human being driving around in California, you have to follow the rules of the road. Apparently, robots don’t. In accordance with state law, the San Francisco Police Department’s offici...[Read More]

Chico State could be influential in research on quantum computing

As computing systems become more complex, almost with each passing day, the problems they’re assigned to solve become more complicated as well. Quantum computing involves technology so advanced that it can solve mind-boggling problems in a reasonably brief time, whereas “classical” computing would take much longer to complete the task — assuming it could at all. That brain-numbing contemplation is something physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists are hoping to improve through quantum computing. Now, a grant from the federal Department of Energy puts Chico State — along with collaborators from CSU San Marcos, near San Diego — at the California State University’s leading edge in preparing students for a future in quantum computing. Keep Reading This Article...[Read More]

Blue power: Will ocean waves be California’s new source of clean energy?

The world’s oceans may be vast, but they are getting crowded. Coastal areas are congested with cargo ships, international commercial fishing fleets, naval vessels, oil rigs and, soon, floating platforms for deep-sea mining. But the Pacific Ocean is going to get even busier: Nearly 600 square miles of ocean off California have been leased for floating wind farms, with more expected. Now the state is considering hosting another renewable energy technology in the sea: Blue power, electricity created from waves and tides. Keep Reading This Article at CalMatters.org

It’s a family thing. How some state workers land jobs, and why civil service became a calling

Ask any California state worker what piqued their interest in state service, and they’ll probably say a relative told them to apply. To an outsider, state work can feel like its own world with its own rules, its own culture and even its own secret language. Having a family member or close friend who knows how to navigate that world is a huge benefit. Keep Reading This Article at MSN.com

How will artificial intelligence affect California state workers? New report on AI has clues

A new report from the Government Operations Agency examines the potential benefits and risks of the state using generative AI – a powerful tool that can create original content based on large inputs of data – in its daily operations. The report comes in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s September executive order that instructed state agencies to brainstorm and develop a plan for how to “ethically and responsibly” deploy AI technology in government operations. Keep Reading This Article at MSN.com

Humane’s Ai Pin is a $700 Smartphone Alternative You Wear All Day

For months, an odd sight has intrigued a San Francisco cop regularly stationed outside the downtown offices of the startup Humane. Out of its door have streamed employees with a small, square device pinned to their chests, not unlike the officer’s bulkier, department-issued body-worn camera. “Been wondering what those are,” the officer said when WIRED visited the company last week. Today, the wondering about Humane’s gadget is over. The company is opening up about its high-tech device designed to be fastened to a shirt or blouse—a fit that Humane hopes can become as accepted among people who aren’t sworn officers as sporting wireless earbuds or smartwatches. Keep Reading This Article at Wired.com  

Internal Documents Reveal The Story Behind California’s Unemployment Crash

By the first COVID summer, no one knew who was who. In Nigeria, an oil company IT engineer was allegedly filing for unemployment in California and 16 other states with a slew of fake Gmail accounts. At a desert state prison in Imperial County, an inmate used personal data bought on the dark web to funnel unemployment money to his wife for a $71,000 Audi and a down payment on a house. Along the Pacific coast in Carlsbad, Danny Ramos was one of millions of real California workers realizing that something was going very wrong, as weeks or months went by without the unemployment benefits they badly needed. Keep Reading This Article at MSN.com