The drive to push 3D printing into the field is getting a boost from an unexpected ally — artificial intelligence that can monitor robots and teach them how to do a better job.
“It will not be easy. It will not be immediate. But it must be done.” With that imperative, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that required California to obtain all of its electricity from sources like solar, wind, and hydropower by 2045.
The impacts of new technologies are unpredictable: Inventors hyperbolize a revolutionary technology when it emerges, but it’s impossible for society to anticipate its long-term effects.
Somewhere around 1997 I was filling my car with gas, and I spotted a web address on a small orange sticker on the pump. It was an ad of some kind; I don’t remember what for, but I do remember having a realization: The mass adoption of the internet was real. Against all odds, a disturbance in the force had unleashed an entirely new culture outside the established channels, and now commerce was flocking to where the action was. But the main event had hardly started.
Today the Montana Public Service Commission directed nearly $110 million to rural broadband access. As part of the Eligible Telecommunication Carrier annual recertification, more than 20 telecommunications carriers were recertified to continue receiving federal high cost support and other forms of federal rural broadband funding. See the attached list for those companies which received support.