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The General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill patroned by Del. Lashrecse Aird, D-Petersburg, that bans the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement and campus police agencies in Virginia without prior express approval by the legislature – making it one of the most restrictive bans on AI in the nation and a good start in limiting the use of this invasive technology.

Venice is arguably the most unique city in the world, renowned for its beauty, building technology, arts and culture, history, entertainment and tourism. But Venice is dying. Paradoxically, this living carnival may close down for good, a victim of ecological nightmares and economic paradoxes.

Several years ago, I met a woman for coffee at Battery, a private club in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood where technology swells used to hang out pre-COVID-19. The woman ran communications for Andreessen Horowitz, the famed venture capital firm whose official tagline is: "Software is eating the world." Our talk turned to artificial intelligence. I marveled at the wonderful things AI ...

"Klara and the Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro; Knopf (320 pages, $28) ——— Klara, the narrator of the new novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, isn’t human, but understanding humans is her mission. In "Klara and the Sun," the reader follows her in that mission, in a world that seems like our own in a none too distant future. It’s a dazzling and deeply moving journey. Ishiguro, who was born in Japan but has lived ...

The short story is fewer people will be going back to work in offices. Telecommuting has rapidly come of age; it is acceptable and even desirable. Many, like myself, won’t like it.

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CLAIM: The letters in COVID-19 stand for “certificate of vaccination identification” and 19 stands for “AI,” or artificial intelligence.

In a time when technology seems to evolve on a daily basis, the Federal Highway Administration is looking to lay the groundwork on integrating…

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