Posted inBusiness, News, Technology

Calling Colorado’s unemployment line? You might end up talking to a Google-powered AI

The massive numbers of Coloradans who lost their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic will soon find their calls for unemployment help answered by an automated service powered by Google — including setting up a call back with an actual human. The artificial-intelligence system is expected to resolve issues for up to 30% of current callers […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: How technology is shaping the brave new world of health care in the coronavirus era

While we are fighting the battle against COVID-19 and adjusting to the new normal, technology is helping to rewrite the playbook of the health care industry. Modeling, artificial intelligence, remote monitoring and chat bots are paving the way for a better tomorrow.  If you haven’t yet connected to a doctor remotely via an app, chances […]

Posted inBook Excerpts, SunLit

From a vantage point far in the future, Colorado author’s “A Once-Dead Genius” examines the human condition

Author and illustrator Gary Raham loves to engage kids (and adults) with his stories and illustrations. He has written 19 books of science fact and/or science fiction and numerous nature articles. Raham writes science columns for The North Forty News and Colorado Gardener Magazine and serves as Assistant Editor for Trilobite Tales, the newsletter of […]

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How does Colorado’s Lockheed Martin keep future engineers interested in space? By asking them to design robot cars.

The room was abuzz with pint-sized autonomous vehicles, mind-numbing calculations and geeks in shoe socks.  Julia Harvey had heard about the curious Lockheed Martin Space Systems event from a school newsletter and thought, “Oh, that looks really cool!” So, the Colorado School of Mines computer science major spent Halloween morning training her AWS DeepRacer (on […]

Posted inBusiness, Health, News, Technology

Paging Dr. Algorithm: How AI and other new tech are changing care in Colorado hospitals

A wobbly leg emerges from under a blanket and makes a tentative search for the polished floor below. The movement catches the eye of Lupita Rodriguez, who’s responsible for keeping this patient safe. Rodriguez leans forward to talk to her patient, who immediately stops at the sound of the authoritative voice. “Mrs. Smith? Please call […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Politics and Government, Technology

Why the head of the U.S. Patent Office is interested in artificial intelligence, false trademarks and the Western Slope

In the last five years, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has hired more lawyers in the Front Range region than ever before. The Colorado hiring frenzy, of course, had everything to do with the agency opening a satellite office in Denver in 2014 as part of a move to expand outside of Washington, D.C. […]

Posted inBusiness, Education, Technology

Here’s what Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said in Aurora about startups, AI, Facebook and Tesla

Challenged acoustics inside Colorado’s newest conference center didn’t deter technology legend Steve Wozniak from passionately sharing why he distrusts artificial intelligence, ditched Facebook and wished Apple had moved a division to Colorado long ago. The Apple cofounder was in town Thursday to keynote a business event capping off another year for the city of Aurora, […]