Damian le Bas, a third year theologian from St John’s College, has appeared in an advert for mobile phone company T-Mobile after being approached by a representative for the company at an art exhibition. Damian spent 6 hours on a rooftop in East Croydon and was paid £1000 for featuring in the advert. With the money, he bought presents for his girlfriend and a hot air balloon ride. Le Bas said that he had no further plans for a modelling profession, but that he had enjoyed the job. Asked to describe the experience overall, Le Bas said “it was top joke.” Harry Kretchmer, JCR President of St John’s described Le Bas’ unconventional method of earning money as “both exciting and sensible”.ARCHIVE: 0th week MT 2005
Scientists from Oxford University, Princeton and the U.S. Department of Energy have paved the way for the world’s smallest storage device.They succeeded in storing data for nearly 2 seconds in the nucleus of an atom. The process has been hailed as the “ultimate miniaturization of computer memory.” Tests involved using the electron and nucleus of a phosphorous atom embedded in a silicon crystal.Previously, quantum information has only been stored in silicon for a fraction of a second.
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Carolina Hurricanes team president and general manager Don Waddell on Friday announced that Dougie Hamilton will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured fibula in his left leg on Friday.Hamilton, who was in the midst of an All-Star worthy season in his second year with Carolina, suffered the scary injury during Thursday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The NHL has also announced that teammate Jaccob Slavin will replace the Hurricanes’ defenseman at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. Earlier this month, Hamilton was named to the Metropolitan Division’s roster for the first time in his career.During the second period against Columbus, Hamilton’s skate unwittingly became tangled with Blue Jackets rookie Kevin Stenlund’s right leg as the two clashed for control of the puck in the neutral zone. When Stenlund turned back up the ice to continue chasing the puck, he sent Hamilton careening backward, which forced his left leg to collapse awkwardly as he crashed into the boards.MORE: NHL reportedly scrambling to ease tensions between Oilers & Flames Warning: the video below shows graphic content.Dougie Hamilton tangles with Kevin Stenlund. The #Hurricanes defenseman needed help off the ice. #CBJ pic.twitter.com/2qno3avt8V— Alison (@AlisonL) January 17, 2020Hamilton required help getting off the ice from a trainer and teammate Trevor van Riemsdyk and did not appear to put any weight on his left leg as he left the game. The Athletic’s Sara Civian noted on Twitter that he appeared to say “I think I broke my leg” after the collision.Hamilton needs help to get off the ice…not putting any weight on his left leg. #CBJ #Hurricanes pic.twitter.com/aphPb7ukoZ— Alison (@AlisonL) January 17, 2020Losing Hamilton long-term could prove disastrous for Carolina (27-18-2, 56 points), which currently sits in the Eastern Conference’s first wild-card spot. The Toronto native has played more minutes than any other Hurricanes skater this season (23 minutes and 17 seconds of ice time per game) and ranks fourth among all NHL defensemen with 40 points in 46 games this season. His 14 goals rank second among all blueliners behind only Columbus’ Zach Werenski (15).
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the Wild in a game that had playoff implications in Minnesota and elsewhere. Tyson Barrie, Tyson Jost and Ian Cole scored for Colorado, which won its second straight game. Minnesota remained one point behind the idle Arizona Coyotes for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference, while the Avalanche got within one point of the Wild and two of Arizona. Colorado also has a game in hand on Minnesota. HARRISON, ARKANSAS — Mandy Willems scored 27 points while Ty’neecia “TT” Longs had eight points, seven rebounds and four steals to lead NIACC to a 90-74 win over Wayne County Community College of Michigan in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II women’s basketball tournament in Harrison, Arkansas Tuesday afternoon, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. NIACC held only a two-point edge at half 40-38, but outscored Wayne County 25-20 in the third quarter and 25-16 in the final quarter to advance to tonight’s quarterfinal round. NIACC coach Todd Ciochetto says they were able to make the right adjustments after halftime.Willems sank eight three-pointers in the contest which tied a national tournament record, but Ciochetto says he thinks the three-time national player of the week was a little timid to start.Ciochetto credits Wayne County for a well-played game.NIACC advances to play Cape Fear Community College of North Carolina tonight in the quarterfinal round.Cape Fear beat Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City earlier on Tuesday 91-55. You can hear the NIACC and Cape Fear national quarterfinal round game tonight on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game at about 7:45 with the tipoff scheduled for 8 o’clock. === other first round games on TuesdayKansas City (Kansas) 82, Chesapeake College (Maryland) 56Pima (Arizona) 81, Lake Michigan College 79Illinois Central 76, North Platte (Nebraska) 55Union County (New Jersey) 67, South Suburban (Illinois) 55 === Quarterfinals tonight6:00 PM — Kansas City vs. Pima8:00 PM — NIACC vs. Cape Fear TODAY:AM-1300 KGLO — Twins spring training baseball vs. Pittsburgh — 12:00AM-1300 KGLO — NCAA First Four — North Carolina Cetnral vs. North Dakota State — 5:30AM-1300 KGLO — NIACC women — National Quarterfinal vs. Cape Fear Community College (North Carolina) — pre-game 7:45, tipoff 8:00 === First round games on Wednesday11:00 AM — Lackawanna College (Pennsylvania) vs. Moraine Valley (Illinois)1:00 PM — Sinclair (Ohio) vs. Niagara County (New York) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 36 points in the third quarter and Klay Thompson pitched in 28 points, giving the Golden State Warriors more than enough production to beat the fading Minnesota Timberwolves 117-107 and regain first place in the Western Conference. Jonas Jerebko added 18 points and Kevin Durant scored 17 points for the Warriors, who moved a half-game ahead of Denver in the race for the top seed. Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 21 rebounds for the Wolves.
“Whereas FIFA respects the laws of the land where it’s member associations operate, it is imperative to note that the offenses that Mr Magogo entered a Plea Bargain with FIFA are exclusively FIFA Regulations,” added Samoura in her letter.The FIFA Secretary general went on to make it clear that any acts by authorities that may lead to violation of FIFA Statutes Art 14 par 1 (1) may lead to sanctions up to suspension of FUFA.“Suspension of FUFA will automatically imply suspension of FIFA forward funding and participation of Uganda National teams and representative clubs from International football,” added Samoura.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has warned Uganda on third party influence of football affairs. This in relation of reports that suspended FUFA boss Moses Magogo could face investigations by local police.Reports indicate that CID department of the Uganda Police has opened investigations on the matter involving Magogo.In a letter dated October 16th sent to the Uganda FA Chief Executive Officer, Edgar Suubi Watson, the FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura warned authorities in Uganda to avoid influence in football affairs.“FIFA has received information that the Ugandan authorities wish to open further investigations into the matters of Mr. Moses Hassim Magogo, the FUFA President,” said Samoura in her letter.The development comes after FIFA last week suspended Magogo for two months and imposed a fine of about US$10,000 (36.5 million shillings) because he was involved in the re-sale of 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets which is against the ethics of FIFA. FILE PHOTO: Uganda’s Magogo with Infantino at a Doha meeting . PHOTO FUFA MEDIA
15 Apr 2012 Hampshire golfer leads South qualifiers for Grand Medal Final Hampshire golfer Caroline Pinder set up a special birthday present to herself when she won the South region qualifier for England Golf’s 2012 Grand Medal Final. The qualifying event, at Highgate in Middlesex, was contested by the best women club medal players from five Southern counties. The top 10 now go forward to the Grand Medal Final at Worcestershire Golf Club on Saturday, June 23 – the day before Caroline’s birthday. “I am chuffed to pieces,” said Caroline, from Gosport and Stokes Bay Golf Club. She had a net score of one-under par 70 and won the qualifier by two shots. Her fellow qualifiers are: Kay Clark (Wildernesse), Felicity Saunders (Tyrrells Wood), Jenny Frei (Cottesmore), Cecile Shek (Shirley Park), Caroline Roadnight (Waterlooville), Alex Ord (Boughton), Carol Bradshaw (South Winchester), Niki Orchard (Hartley Wintney) and Karen Webb (Southwood). They will join qualifiers from five other regions at the Grand Medal Final to compete for the title of England’s champion medal player. All the regional finalists returned the best four scores at their club in the English Women’s Medals during 2011. Caroline has been a golf club member for just two years and this is her biggest win to date – and she had to endure a long, anxious wait before it was confirmed. “I said beforehand that I’d like to be in the top half of the field. Then, when I came in, they said I was leading. That was at 3pm and I had to wait until 7.30pm to find out that I’d held on. It was agonising and the longer it went on the worse it got!” Caroline started golf with a group of friends – all fellow members of a netball team. “We started doing girlie golf and called ourselves ‘All the gear and no idea!’” However, she quickly got the idea, encouraged by her partner and other golfing members of her family, and is now down to 23 handicap, with another cut on the way. “Golf’s a real challenge and I just love it,” she said. Qualifying net scores Par 71, SSS 72 CSS 74, handicaps in brackets 70 Caroline Pinder (Gosport & Stokes Bay, 23) 72 Kay Clark (Wildernesse, 12), Fe licity Saunders (Tyrrells Wood, 24) 73 Jenny Frei (Cottesmore, 15), Cecile Shek (Shirley Park, 12), Caroline Roadnight (Waterlooville, 19 ) 74 Alex Ord (Boughton, 11), Carol Bradshaw (South Winchester, 18), Niki Orchard (Hartley Wintney, 20), Karen Webb (Southwood, 25)
A Wedding Giveaway hosted by the Villa Rose & Jackson’s Hotel drew to a close last week as one lucky couple claimed the prize of a lifetime. Damien McVey and Helena McFadden from Kerrykeel were the ecstatic winners of a bespoke wedding reception for 120 guests within the popular family run hotel group.Helena and Damien celebrated the occasion with owner Tommy Gallen and Banqueting Managers – Rhonda Gillespie and Shannen Doherty. In total, over fifty couples entered the draw by simply booking their wedding date with either the Villa Rose or Jackson’s Hotel and confirming with their booking deposit. Since opening the ballroom just over a decade ago, the Villa Rose is now one of Donegal’s most sought after wedding venues, a boutique hotel comprised of 55 contemporary guestrooms, 2 suites and an award winning spa.In 2017, The Villa Rose acquired the stunning Jackson’s Hotel and recent refurbishments have only added to its offering. Jackson’s boasts an impressive ballroom with sweeping staircase and breathtaking views from the balcony with executive suites overlooking the River Finn.An impressive wedding open weekend is due to take place at the hotels this May… stay posted for more details. For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact Villa Rose or Jackson’s using the details below:www.donegalweddings.netVilla Rose Hotel & Spa | 074 9132266 | [email protected]’s Hotel | 074 9131021 | [email protected] wedding couple win prize of a lifetime! was last modified: April 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Jackson’s HotelVilla Rosewedding
Evolution News, a blog of the Discovery Institute ID think tank, was launched in 2004 to try to correct misrepresentation in the media. It never seems to have a shortage of material (see their 3/2/2006 post). Even though the Discovery Institute maintains public documents on its website defining what intelligent design is and what it means, many reporters seem to get their information from ID’s most virulent critics without even checking the accuracy of their statements. They also repeat old arguments and caricatures that the Discovery Institute has repeatedly addressed. The first rule of journalism ought to be to get the facts straight. The second ought to be to strive for neutrality and balance. If it were not for the internet, it seems the public would get a very lopsided and inaccurate view from the media of what ID is, what its proponents believe, and what they are trying to do. Out of the steady stream of critical articles about ID, we’ll summarize a few and look at one in more detail (emphasis added in all quotes):Utah: Deseret News called evolution a “fact-backed theory,” put ID into a false dichotomy against Darwin’s natural selection, and repeatedly associated ID (but not evolution) with religion.Australia: The Scoop spoke of ID “infiltrating” schools, a word with sinister connotations. It quoted an education official treating ID like bird flu: “He called on federal and state education ministers to withhold public funding until these schools agreed to quarantine science teaching from religious dogma” and the “Intelligent Design myth” promulgated by “fundamentalists” but gave no opportunity for the other side to respond.Florida: The Sun-Sentinel spoke of groups that wanted to “water down” passages about Darwin and introduce the “controversial idea of intelligent design.” It said, “Mainstream scientists have discredited the theory as a repackaged form of old-school creationism” being “peddled” by its supporters. Buried in the article were responses by Discovery Institute, but an evolutionist got the punch line: “…students are really going to waste their time looking for alternative hypotheses to evolution. There are none.” This prompted a letter to the editor from John West (reprinted on Evolution News).Pennsylvania: The Philadelphia Inquirer gave ample space for Judge John E. Jones to answer softball questions about his Dec. decision in the Kitzmiller vs. Dover case; the interview portrayed him as a historical hero. One question began, “Reading through the opinion, it was hard to evade the impression that you were surprised at the weakness of one side of the case,” to which the judge replied, “The opinion speaks for itself.” Undoubtedly few will ever hear of Dr. Kevin Anderson’s penetrating critique of the decision in a newsletter called Creation Matters.Nevada: an AP story in MSNBC News gave a fairly straight report on efforts by Steve Brown’s petition to introduce a constitutional amendment to correct errors about Darwinian evolution in textbooks and school curricula. The article began, however, with a hypothetical: “A proposed constitutional amendment would require Nevada teachers to instruct students that there are many questions about evolution – a method viewed by critics as an opening to teach intelligent design.” The bill said nothing about intelligent design.New York: Evolution News felt it necessary to spill a lot of ink correcting repeated errors by the New York Times, despite numerous attempts to communicate the facts to them.Virus Attack: The cover story of Discover Magazine was titled “Unintelligent Design.” It announced a strange idea that viruses were somehow responsible for the origin of life. Yet this radical minority view was posed as a triumphal attack against ID: “This is striking news, especially at a moment when the basic facts of origins and evolution seem to have fallen under a shroud,” it says. “In the discussions of intelligent design, one hears a yearning for an old-fashioned creation story…. Now the viruses appear to present a creation story of their own: a stirring, topsy-turvy, and decidedly unintelligent design wherein life arose more by reckless accident than original intent.”Poison Pens: The leading science journals routinely censor letters from ID supporters or creationists, but give full rein to evolutionists to speak whatever is on their minds (example: 11/24/2005). Last week, Science (3 March 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5765, pp. 1240 – 1241) printed a letter from a high school teacher who arrayed scientists against moaning ID supporters: “Many supporters of intelligent design find discomfort in the concept that humans have evolved as a result of ‘mistakes.’ Although it is not an obligation of scientists to address discomfort in concepts, it is an obligation of scientists to present findings in an objective, scientific manner.” That, by implication, is exactly what evolutionists do (but ID “supporters” do not). No mention is made of the 500+ scientists on the Discovery Institute list who think Darwinian evolution is inadequate and should be critically examined.The Evolving ID: Sid Perkins in Science News1 portrayed ID as “evolving” from creationism to intelligent design to “teaching the controversy”. While he is not the first to use the metaphor of ID evolution, it is a very misleading one, because ID proponents are (hopefully) employing their intelligence toward a purposeful end: challenging what they see as an entrenched dogma. The metaphor puts ID at a rhetorical disadvantage before its proponents speak a word. What’s more, Perkins’ reference page listed only staunchly anti-ID sources. It appears he did not even attempt to do a journalist’s homework and find out what leaders in the ID movement believe. (Note: this article will be critiqued in more detail in the commentary that follows.)Ironically, some evolutionists feel the media is biased against them. Jason Rosenhouse and Glenn Branch wrote in BioScience2 a stern warning about the danger of people being swayed against evolution by the media. In their list of suggestions to fellow biologists who find themselves on the air, their first recommendation was as follows:In any encounter between scientists and the media on the subject of creationism, declare first and foremost that the specific scientific assertions of ID proponents are false.State unambiguously that evolutionary theory is perfectly capable in principle of explaining the formation of complex biological systems, and, indeed, has done so in practice many times. (Emphasis theirs.)In other words, get your sound bite out before anyone else can. Their other suggestions had to do more with style than substance. They ended with advice from Thomas Huxley, who said: “I am sharpening up my beak and claws in readiness.” Others called him Darwin’s bulldog; he seemed to be calling himself Darwin’s vulture. Those who want a taste of the pro-ID attitude in spite of all the negative reporting should read Jeffrey C. Long’s letter in North Carolina Conservative. His metaphor for ID is a bit different than the one used by Sid Perkins. To Jeffrey Long, it’s not over till it’s over, and the strength of the combatant is more important than the circumstances.In my favorite scene from Star Wars, Luke Skywalker has been transported to an arid wasteland where he is bound and pushed to the end of a gangplank from which he’ll be cast headlong to a certain horrible death. When asked if he has any last words, he turns to the hideous giant slug and his janissaries and defiantly yells: “I’m warning you, Jabba — this is your last chance!”Incidentally, the Los Angeles Times printed a fairly complimentary article about Dr. Henry Morris, who died last weekend (see 02/25/2006 entry and Scientist of the Month). ICR’s latest Back to Genesis article, written by Dr. Morris shortly before he died, was critical of intelligent design also – but for totally different reasons: he felt it is not Biblical enough. Whatever one thinks about ID, perhaps the bottom line is to end one’s race well. Even Morris’s critics had to admit he was an honorable and gentlemanly combatant. Maybe Dan Letha’s “After Eden” cartoon honoring Henry Morris (see Answers in Genesis) will even leave some evolutionists – those who grew up in Sunday School only to reject their faith in biology class3 – with a bit of nostalgic longing in their hearts.1Sid Perkins, “Evolution in Action,” Science News Week of Feb. 25, 2006; Vol. 169, No. 8.2Jason Rosenhouse and Glenn Branch, “ Media Coverage of ‘Intelligent Design’,” BioScience Volume 56, Number 3, March 2006, pp. 247-252(6).3Examples: Will Provine, Michael Shermer, many others. Lee Strobel told a story in The Case for Faith about evangelist Charles Templeton, who lost his faith to evolution at Princeton. As the elderly Templeton, struggling with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, bared his soul about his life, he was at first very critical of God, the Bible and Christianity. But when he thought of Jesus Christ, he softened and said that he felt Jesus was the most perfect man who ever lived. In a moment of weakness, welling up with tears, he blurted out, “and I… I miss him!” Templeton died in bitterness and cynicism. In contrast, Henry Morris, like all Christians, considered meeting Jesus Christ face to face in heaven as his “blessed hope” (Titus 2:12-14).The reporting on intelligent design is a national travesty. It represents either extremely sloppy reporting, or intentional misrepresentation by leftists with an agenda to stymie all efforts to bring the Darwin Party to accountability. The article by Sid Perkins in Science News is a case in point. The spin had been spun before his sin had begun. Perkins used only hardline Darwinist sources like Eugenie Scott and Robert Pennock. He presented no evidence that naturalism is correct or even capable of explaining how hydrogen became brains; he merely assumed it is the established truth of Science. To these people, ID supporters are not even worth listening to, because the sentence is in: all who doubt molecules-to-man evolution must be fundamentalist creationist flat-earth pseudoscientific wackos trying to stuff religion into science. Well, with that kind of outlook, the only thing to do is load them onto the trains to Ravensbruck and get it over with. The arrogance of the Darwinist empire is atrocious. Do they ever try to explain the complexity of DNA and molecular machines? No. Do they explain the fine-tuning of the universe? No. Do they really attempt to explain the abrupt appearance of all life in the fossil record? No. Can they figure out the origin of life? No. They don’t have to, because they have power. Their absolute power has corrupted what it usually corrupts, absolutely. When the peasants rage, they pacify them with another bedtime story. It’ll work, because criticism is against the law. All they have to do is fool some of the people all of the time, and muffle the others. There is not one facet of the scientific materialist philosophy, worldview and story line that is not under stress from the evidence: not the fossil record, not human evolution, not the origin of life, not the big bang, not the origin of language and the mind, not historical geology, not planetary evolution. You’ve read it all right here for over five years. The only place where there is complete confidence in the whole shebang is in the imagination of the Darwinists, who are accustomed to believing six million impossible things before breakfast. Rosenhouse and Branch, and Olsen with his Dodo film (see LiveScience), are concerned about style. They recognize that King Charlie’s PR is taking a beating. They want to spruce up his image with a better coat of whitewash, not to really examine their hearts and confess their sins, but to find more effective ways to shout Long Live the Usurper. Style is nice, but nothing matters more than truth. Telling people hydrogen will evolve into brains is a hard sell. It just doesn’t make any sense to most people. Intelligent design has the advantage of being straightforwardly believable and in accord with the evidence. So here is the battle line: a corrupt Darwin Party drunk on power vs. critics who are determined to let the truth come out. Since the Darwinists have wrested power over the journals, the lawmakers, the big-science institutions and the schools, they think they don’t need evidence. They don’t need to be held accountable. Since they have power, they can portray their myth as fact and force it on everyone. It doesn’t matter to them that the Kingdom of Science was predominantly Christian for many centuries, and that many of the greatest scientists of history proclaimed overtly essentially the same position revitalized by today’s intelligent design movement. The Darwin Party usurped power in Huxley’s day, and are not about to give it up. How do you treat bullies? How do you deal with entrenched, institutionalized corruption? You keep on. You force the issue. You stand up to them, and call bystanders to take note of their injustices. You call their bluff. You demand they explain why the rules of logic and evidence do not apply to them. You force them to face the evidence. You confront them when they lie and sidestep the real issues. When they slam one door in your face, you run to the next one. You keep on keeping on, and you never tolerate bluffing and evasion for an answer. In short, you don’t acquiesce. What is required for evil to triumph, class? Nor do you act like them, because the goal is not merely a shift in power, but a return to righteousness. That’s a great word that is rarely heard today. Be righteous, and expect righteousness. Acting honorably, demand honor. Acting honestly, demand honesty. Acting truthfully, demand nothing less than the truth. Acting nobly, despise all that is ignoble. But honesty is not incompatible with wisdom, strategy and tactics. Perkins and the others are wrong to portray creationists and ID supporters as evolving ideologues, because Big Science today is corrupt, and things needs to change. The ID minority is not evolving; it is engaging an important issue by intelligence and design. You would think people willing to call corrupt authoritarians on the carpet for dishonesty and dogmatism would be praised; maybe someday they will be, by historians looking back on this era. In the meantime, what do the Goliaths expect the Davids to do? When Darwinists find lawyers willing to lie and influence judges to make fallacious decisions about scientific matters, when they threaten lawsuits to shut off debate, when they threaten loss of tenure and forbid publication, when they promote falsehoods in the media and pull their power plays to ensure their dominance, should they not anticipate that some critics will not take this behavior lying down? Of course. They should expect that the critics will dodge, feint, duck and keep fighting, because some people believe their cause is just. So here’s our challenge, Darwinists: we realize your fat, blubbery monstrosity of evolutionary theory has lots of minions at his command. You think you have the freedom fighters surrounded, at the mouth of the Sarlacc, but we’re calling you out. You cannot defend methodological naturalism as a philosophy of science. You cannot defend hydrogen becoming brains. 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Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Ryan Matthew Pierson How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#Carnegie Mellon#Internet of Things#IoT#MIT#Pittsburgh#White House In an effort to drive continued innovation in a handful of key areas of technology and science, President Obama hosted the White House Frontiers Conference, a one-day conference in Pittsburgh. This conference is a joint venture between the White House, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.During the conference, President Obama announced a number of new initiatives. These include funding to help in the development of smart cities, brain research, health, criminal justice, space, and climate change. Also among the initiatives announces was the release of a report titled “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence.”This 58-page report outlines a number of important topics related to artificial intelligence. It also touches on the history of AI, the current state of the technology, and where it’s headed in the near future.Topics of focus in the report include:Applications of AI for Public GoodAI and RegulationResearch and WorkforceEconomic Impacts of AIFairness, Safety, and GovernanceGlobal Considerations and SecurityPreparing for the FutureArtificial intelligence is a big focus in both the public and private sector. It’s being utilized to provide quick, data-driven insights in the areas of business, science, law enforcement, and even national security. We live in a big data world, and that data is becoming increasingly difficult for humans to sort through.Turning large amounts of unorganized data into actionable insight quickly takes the type of computing power artificial intelligence can provide. This makes AI not only a useful tool for businesses that want to learn more about their customers, but for areas of public interest. According to the report, artificial intelligence is already making an impact:Public and private sector investments in basic and applied R&D on AI have already begun reaping major benefits to the public in fields as diverse as health care, transportation, the environment, criminal justice, and economic inclusion.Regulatory considerations are on the front burnerThe need for regulation on AI in the interest of public safety is high. For example, smart cars that use AI to assist in obstacle avoidance and steering need to be thoroughly tested, reliable, and meet high safety standards.Tasks that can’t currently be automated but will through AI will result in less need for human workers. This will have a direct, short-term affect on the economy. The report explores ways AI can be used to assist in building a more skilled workforce. Identifying opportunities for growth aids in offsetting the jobs that artificial intelligence will supplant.Security and safety are other important areas of consideration. Researchers at MIT have identified how AI can be used to detect cyber attacks with extraordinary accuracy in real time. Cyber attacks and hacking are an increasing concern.Artificial intelligence is already here, and it’s getting better every day. While Skynet isn’t a real thing yet, we are already seeing the beginnings of a much more connected, intelligent world.