Trump signing order on principles for U.S. government AI use

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said President Donald Trump is signing an executive order on Thursday setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence that aims to foster public acceptance of the technology in government decision making.

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a medal ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The order directs agencies to prepare inventories of AI-use cases throughout their departments and directs the White House to develop a roadmap for policy guidance for administrative use of AI.

Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer, said the executive order “will foster public trust in the technology, drive government modernization, and further demonstrate America’s leadership in artificial intelligence.”

The Trump administration has made artificial intelligence a priority, earlier issuing guidance to federal agencies aimed at limiting “overreach” in regulating the use of AI by private companies,

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Why Technology Leaders Should Be Business Partners, Not Order Takers

CIO of ChenMed, one of the fastest-growing healthcare providers and the largest value-based care provider in the U.S.

I began my career in technology 20 years ago as a software development and infrastructure engineer. When I was asked to lead a project because there wasn’t a project manager available, I realized my true passion for empowering successful teams that align IT with business strategy. Now, as an MBA and CIO of one of the fastest-growing healthcare companies in the U.S. and the largest value-based care provider, I appreciate the expert understanding of business that the best technologists consistently bring to drive the most value. 

I receive a lot of questions from up-and-coming technology leaders about how to establish business value and forge better relationships with stakeholders. And the most essential piece of advice I have for technologists is to develop yourself as a business partner and not just

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EPOS Expand 80 Speakerphone Will Bring Your Meeting To Order

At the risk of sounding like a stuck vinyl record, Covid-19 has changed the way we work. And those changes are here to stay in many industries. The pandemic has shown that distributed workforces can be productive, so employees don’t need to spend so much of their time traveling to meetings or commuting to work. Of course, that isn’t to say that the traditional office is dead, but there will probably be smaller regional offices in the future rather than the old concrete megalith of a corporate skyscraper. And that can’t be a bad thing, can it?

EPOS is a Danish company specializing in telephony headsets and speakerphones for corporates. It’s part of the Demant Group, a world-leading audio and hearing technology company. EPOS has undertaken research on how the pandemic has changed investment

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Fighting space junk: UT, IBM project aims to bring order to orbital chaos – Business – Austin American-Statesman

It’s getting crowded in Earth’s orbital space.

More than half a million man-made objects — ranging from as small as a speck to as large as a school bus — are orbiting the planet at a variety of speeds and paths. Many of those devices are no longer active — space junk, if you will — and only about 26,000 satellites are being tracked.

Still, various governments and private companies have plans to send 20,000 more objects into orbit within the next five years.

Satellites serve a variety of key uses, from national security to keeping the Internet online. But for the most part space traffic — and the resulting debris — is being tracked imperfectly, inconsistently or not at all.

“There are no sort of laws or rules right now in the space. It’s the Wild West. Whoever can put stuff up, it’s yours,” said Naeem Altaf, an Austin-based

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U.S. grants ByteDance new seven-day extension of TikTok sale order: filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday granted ByteDance a new seven-day extension of an order directing the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app, according to a court filing.

The administration previously had granted ByteDance a 15-day extension of the order issued in August, which was set to expire Friday. President Donald Trump on Aug. 14 had directed ByteDance to divest the app within 90 days.

The new deadline is Dec. 4, TikTok said in the filing. Under pressure from the U.S. government, ByteDance has been in talks for months to finalize a deal with Walmart Inc and Oracle Corp to shift TikTok’s U.S. assets into a new entity.

TikTok declined to comment beyond the filing.

ByteDance has made a new proposal aimed at addressing the U.S. government’s concerns, said a person briefed on the matter who declined to detail that proposal.

A U.S. Treasury representative

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What’s in Trump’s Latest Executive Order Against China?

By Frank Holmes, U.S. Funds

By now you may have heard that President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning Americans from investing in a select number of Chinese firms that have ties to China’s military.

Since we invest heavily in the country and other Asian economies, through our China Region Fund (USCOX), I figured it’d be helpful to clarify any concerns investors might have.

Simply put, Trump’s ban will not impact our investment strategy in any way. None of the 31 companies listed in the executive order, many of them involved in construction or technology, was held in USCOX as of September 30.

I don’t believe the directive will affect very many Americans’ portfolios, to be honest. It doesn’t ban new purchases of the companies until November 2021, and it allows investors to continuing holding and liquidating the targeted securities indefinitely.

Plus, President-Elect Joe Biden could very well

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Capstone Turbine (NASDAQ:CPST) Secures Order From Major Oil & Gas Producer for Offshore Drilling and Wellhead Platform

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November 19, 2020 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) —
ATEX Certified Microturbines Will Provide Prime Power for Two Unmanned Offshore Platforms for a Global Oil & Gas Producer in Sarawak, Malaysia

VAN NUYS, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 19, 2020 / Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (NASDAQ:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it has received orders for two ATEX-certified C200S microturbines and two C65 ATEX-certified microturbines to be installed at offshore platforms operated by a global oil and gas company located in Sarawak, Malaysia. Serba Dinamik, Capstone’s exclusive distributor in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei (www.e-serbadk.com), secured the order for the systems, which are expected to be commissioned in October 2021.

“Capstone continues to be delighted to help oil and gas companies in their pursuit to de-carbonize oil production while simultaneously improving energy

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SVI Receives Follow-on Purchase Order from U.S. Government as Sole-Source Provider of Facial …

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CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StereoVision Imaging, Inc. (SVI), an emerging world leader in 2D and 3D/4DLiDAR based facial/object recognition and remote sensing technology, has secured a follow-on purchase order from the U.S. government for additional units of its next generation, portable Facial Recognition Binocular System (FRBS). The new order brings the total value of units purchased to more than $4.5 million.

The advanced binocular system enables U.S. and coalition war fighters to integrate stand-off surveillance operations with real-time actionable intelligence. It supports the identification of non-cooperative persons-of-interest under challenging uncontrolled environmental conditions with very high levels of accuracy, and allows timely data analysis and data-to-decision for command leadership.

SVI is the sole-source provider of FRBS technology to the U.S. Army under a U.S. Central Command

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Stanford rushes to comply with Trump executive order limiting diversity training

Stanford University is facing backlash from educators, students, and alumni for recently taking action to follow a Trump executive order that limits acknowledging the history of structural racism in the United States. Directives on how to modify diversity training were issued despite the fact that the order is likely to be rescinded in January when the new administration takes over. In some ways, a checklist issued to Stanford faculty appears to go beyond the Trump executive order, prohibiting any acknowledgment that “systemic racism exists at Stanford.”

The Stanford University checklist explicitly prohibits diversity training that discusses whether the United States is fundamentally racist or sexist or whether meritocracy is racist, sexist, or made by one race to oppress another. Additional documents from the university’s human resources department label diversity training related to critical race theory, white privilege, systemic racism, and racial humility as subject to review.

Stanford Assistant Vice President

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SVI Receives Follow-on Purchase Order from U.S. Government as Sole-Source Provider of Facial Recognition Binocular System

SVI FRBS-200 Facial Recognition Binocular System

SVI FRBS-200 Facial Recognition Binocular System
SVI FRBS-200 Facial Recognition Binocular System
SVI FRBS-200 Facial Recognition Binocular System

CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StereoVision Imaging, Inc. (SVI), an emerging world leader in 2D and 3D/4DLiDAR based facial/object recognition and remote sensing technology, has secured a follow-on purchase order from the U.S. government for additional units of its next generation, portable Facial Recognition Binocular System (FRBS). The new order brings the total value of units purchased to more than $4.5 million.

The advanced binocular system enables U.S. and coalition war fighters to integrate stand-off surveillance operations with real-time actionable intelligence. It supports the identification of non-cooperative persons-of-interest under challenging uncontrolled environmental conditions with very high levels of accuracy, and allows timely data analysis and data-to-decision for command leadership.

SVI is the sole-source provider of FRBS technology to the U.S. Army under a U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Joint Urgent

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