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A new executive order mandates that a council of representatives with backgrounds in IT, artificial intelligence, racial justice and cultural change will create a plan that outlines how government workers can use AI in a fair, equitable and transparent way.
At a virtual event co-hosted by the National Governors Association and Results for America, the 2023 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence was released, highlighting best practices in state data use.
One of the only two states to provide schools with official guidance on artificial intelligence so far, Oregon published an explainer on its website with tips, definitions, references and links to helpful resources.
For the time being, it will be up to individual professors to decide how they will tackle artificial intelligence in the classroom, from warning students about cheating to preparing them to be leaders in the field.
Energy-hungry cryptocurrency mining operations have caught the attention of state and federal lawmakers. While some welcome the operations, others are taking a more critical look at what they bring to the table.
The center will provide cybersecurity services to local government agencies, build a talent pipeline with high school and higher ed training options, and more.
House Bill 3127, currently awaiting Gov. Tina Kotek’s signature, would ban TikTok and several other apps from companies based in China. The bill also bans cybersecurity software from Russia-based Kaspersky Lab.
Legislation in the state aimed at restricting large data center climate emissions and ballooning tax breaks has failed. Data centers are among the state’s biggest energy consumers and largest tax break recipients.
Electric vehicle charging infrastructure funding programs are taking root in states like Oregon, which will soon launch the Oregon Community Charging Rebate program, aimed at disadvantaged neighborhoods and multifamily housing.
The proposal aimed to hold companies with large data centers and cryptocurrency mining operations accountable to meeting clean energy deadlines. Critics – including Amazon – said the bill did not provide a clear path forward.