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Criticizing House Bill 7 for moving too quickly toward putting autonomous vehicles on the road without human supervision, Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed it Friday. Beshear said AVs should have a testing period before they can drive in the state.
Due to a lack of funding, the FCC recently froze enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program, announcing that it will only be fully funded through the month of April.
The group seeks to create guardrails against potential threats posed by AI — like election interference and intellectual property theft — while ensuring the U.S. remains the leader of this evolving technology.
Laws requiring age verification for adult content and social media are spreading. That raises a question: How can companies and government reliably verify ages in the absence of centralized state digital ID systems?
A 50-state investigation in data journalism suggests the answer is, not yet. The AI agent was insightful on a number of fronts; but, while not descending into hallucinations, its mind strayed from instructions as the experiment went on.
The bill, which has cleared the state Senate, redefines the crime in existing law to include unauthorized use of tracking devices and computers for recording, tracking or reporting someone’s movements or location. It now goes to the Assembly.
The bill aims to update and expand the state's 2007 electronic waste law — passed to address appliances such as televisions and computers — to apply to 100% of electronic waste in Minnesota.
A recent cyber attack on the state court system underscored the need to boost government defenses. The bill would also bring more consolidation to executive branch IT operations.
Artificial intelligence and cybersecurity are fertile ground for state lawmakers this session. Bills they also propose include making a joint risk analysis of generative AI and changes to the California Cybersecurity Maturity Metric.
Cities and states are working on novel solutions to old, intractable problems. Governing magazine’s return to print showcases stories of the people who are making them work across the country.
Age verification laws create myriad privacy risks, and requiring platforms to collect government IDs or face scans opens the door to potential exploitation by hackers and enemy governments.
In Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Utah, lawmakers this session are trying to balance digital privacy and children’s mental health issues as they seek to implement social media mandates.
With budget negotiations underway, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's proposal to create an Empire AI consortium to lead responsible development of artificial intelligence is likely to get the $275 million it needs.
The bill would prevent kids younger than 16 from creating a social media account without parental consent as well as compel social media companies to better monitor group chats with minors.
Mars Sample Return is an ambitious yet imperiled NASA mission whose rapidly ballooning budget has cost jobs at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and drawn threats of cancellation from lawmakers.