Artificial Intelligence – A Trend To Watch

Artificial intelligence  – to many individuals, it is exciting. Others may find it frightening and to some it could be significantly disruptive. The way you feel about AI likely depends on where you live, how you work, your age and whether or not AI will threaten your career. Autonomous cars and public transit will be controlled by AI in the near future. Big data experts already use AI for analytics and research. Planners, teachers, consultants, law enforcement specialists and physicians are eager to get more help from AI. As artificial intelligence options increase, major changes will occur – especially in the workplace.

Nabers Makes the Case for Public-Private Partnerships

Growing up in a small, West Texas town outside of Brownwood, Mary Scott Nabers literally grew up with a foot in both the public and private sectors. Her father was Mayor of the town and was also the publisher of five weekly newspapers. She married at the age of 19 and convinced her husband to apply with her to attend law school at Baylor University.

Congress Will Decide Funding For State And Local Water Projects

Here’s something important to watch: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a bipartisan bill to increase the funding available for water infrastructure projects in the future. They are monitoring debate on the reauthorization of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The bill under consideration would double the program’s authorized funding to $90 million per project. Simply put, that means that a large project, which could only qualify for $45 million in financial assistance in the past, could qualify for $90 million in assistance in the future.