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Why activists are calling on Carnegie Mellon University and the City of Pittsburgh to ban facial recognition tech

Sep. 27, 2022 7:26 pm

Why activists are calling on Carnegie Mellon University and the City of Pittsburgh to ban facial recognition tech

Both institutions have drawn criticism for their development or use of the artificial intelligence technology. Community organizers gathered at CMU on Monday to raise awareness of how it can harm marginalized communities.
Check out Philly gov’s dashboard to track Operations Transformation Fund project progress

Sep. 27, 2022 5:15 pm

Check out Philly gov’s dashboard to track Operations Transformation Fund project progress

The new dashboard tracks the 29 projects funded by the pandemic-prompted program meant to spread efficiencies across local government.
Rise of the Rest: The Steve Case interview

Sep. 27, 2022 10:33 am

Rise of the Rest: The Steve Case interview

The Aol cofounder, Revolution investor and “Rise of the Rest” champion is out with a new book. Can the local startup ecosystems he champions survive the pandemic?
Art, technology and mental health all connect at this new immersive exhibit

Sep. 26, 2022 4:49 pm

Art, technology and mental health all connect at this new immersive exhibit

Waiting Room - Immersive Art for Wellbeing uses light, shadows and movement to create immersive art. This exhibit is part of ongoing research about the effect immersive art can have on mental health.
Downtown’s Fearless plans to upgrade the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via a $67M contract

Sep. 26, 2022 2:25 pm

Downtown’s Fearless plans to upgrade the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via a $67M contract

The contract, which comes from the Woodlawn-based Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will support a project to improve state governments and users' experience with Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Remembering Rysheema

Sep. 26, 2022 9:15 am

Remembering Rysheema

The entrepreneur, activist and politician was a key connector among various Delaware communities, including Technical.ly's. On the day of her homegoing service, reporter Holly Quinn remembers Rysheema's lasting influence — with some help from Rysheema's close friend.
Dashcam for your Bike unveils Hazard Map to showcase bike lane hazards, promote safety

Sep. 22, 2022 5:53 pm

Dashcam for your Bike unveils Hazard Map to showcase bike lane hazards, promote safety

The company's CEO turned the experience of his own bike accident into action with tools to empower fellow bicyclists.
Take a peek at the 500K square foot lab buildings coming to UM BioPark

Sep. 22, 2022 5:49 pm

Take a peek at the 500K square foot lab buildings coming to UM BioPark

4MLK, for which construction begins in October, will house 160,000 square feet of wet-lab capable space. These renderings offer insight into the appearance of this eight-story building — and another to be added in the project's second phase.
CMU renames Institute for Software Research to Software and Societal Systems Department

Sep. 22, 2022 9:15 am

CMU renames Institute for Software Research to Software and Societal Systems Department

The university cites renaming the school as a better reflection of the work and research being tackled by the department in modern times.
Will Biden’s guidance on improving the nation’s cybersecurity impact you?

Sep. 21, 2022 3:29 pm

Will Biden’s guidance on improving the nation’s cybersecurity impact you?

The order will affect Microsoft the most, at least at first. Long term, it should make all levels of the supply chain more secure.