AT&T has cut more than 23,000 jobs since receiving a big tax cut at the end of 2017, despite lobbying heavily for the tax cut by claiming that it would create 7,000 jobs. AT&T also cut capital spending despite promising $1 billion capital boost. READ REPORT HERE
Two updated energy jobs reports have been released, and they paint a picture of how the last year has affected different energy sectors.
Energy jobs reports say solar dominates coal, but wind is the real winner. Latest report offers a look at how the last year of policy has affected energy jobs. READ REPORT HERE
The LAEDC’s next Future Forum featuring the topic of Healthcare Personalization will take place on October 2, 2019. The Future Forum series is presented by California State University, Dominguez Hills.
This unique event has gathered leading industry experts and developers of advanced technology to take a closer look at what the future holds for healthcare personalization.
Join the conversation and gather insights from SOPHiA GENETICS, whose mission is to combine the first two pillars of Data-Driven Medicine, Genomics and Radiomics to ensure that the data used to help patients today will also benefit the patients of tomorrow. BioStrap, a company in the wearable space, focused on clinical-quality heart analysis, implementing fascinating tech that captures over 2,000 heartbeats every 24 hours, analyzing 29 different parameters, then analyzing against all of your other heartbeats from the last 24 hours. AppliedVR, operating in virtual reality; transforming the patient experience in hospitals, surgery centers, and exam rooms across the country. FocusMotion, creating data-driven orthopedic recovery solutions to automatically assess and monitor pre- and post-operative patients, building the deep learning and diagnostic AI that will transform human recovery. LAEDC, whose mission is to advance opportunity and prosperity for all and the creation of well-paying jobs in the region. This cutting-edge forum will set precedents for meaningful networking and partnership opportunities to enhance and promote the future of healthcare in L.A. County.
There are cameras everywhere now, even in billboards you pass. Every time you ID yourself or a friend on Facebook, you have added facial identity information to the cloud. Most airports are using it on all patrons. Security cameras employ it. Facial recognition may make police work faster and easier. But knowing that everyone’s face is being tracked 24/7, which is possible in the near future, could have a detrimental effect on people’s decisions about what they will say, where they will go (think churches, community centers, rallies . . . . ). So, not only does facial recognition have an impact on our rights of privacy, it could impact our rights of assemblage, speech and more. In addition, it is notoriously inaccurate on faces of color and women. This is something that society needs to be addressing together, while there is still time, rather than allowing a free-for-all in use by police, military, commercial security companies, advertising agencies and more. A few cities have banned their use (including San Francisco and Oakland), but there are currently no state or federal laws regulating facial recognition. Watch the video, then consider if policy intervention is needed.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at WeWork 177 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA
Come join us to connect with your fellow women in tech and learn more about Cognitive AI and how Beyond Limits is applying AI technology for the world’s most demanding industries. We’ll be talking about the cutting-edge projects we’re working on, our dynamic culture, and the many ways in which we support diversity & inclusion within our company and the larger AI industry. Above all, enjoy a chic happy hour alongside some valuable networking with like-minded females!
After Beyond Limits’ overview, the rest of the evening will be spent socializing. Beyond Limits will also be doing demos of their product offering for those interested in learning more about the company.
Check-in – take the elevators to the 2nd floor and check-in at WeWork’s main desk, and you will be directed to the event