What this bald eagle and neural network depiction have to do with future U.S. AI strategy

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) today announced the launch of the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office, an organization that will coordinate and oversee national AI policy initiatives for the United States government. “The Office is charged with overseeing and implementing the United States national AI strategy and will serve as…

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Disneyland Is Getting a Dystopian Makeover as a COVID Vaccine Supersite

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here.Looking to access the hard-to-get coronavirus vaccine during the chaotic nationwide rollout? Check the happiest place on Earth. The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, will be fashioned into a “super POD site” that’ll become operational later this week, Orange County officials announced in a…

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Independent Venues Finally Got a $15 Billion Bailout. What’s Next?

Hideout Chicago (Credit: Sarah Elizabeth Larson/Hideout Chicago) The only real bright spot for live music in 2020 was that the National Independent Venue Association tirelessly fought for a dying industry forced to shutter for months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After endless congressional delays, partisan gridlock, and torpedoed negotiations thanks in part to President Trump’s…

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Scientists Found a Raging Galactic Core From Near the Beginning of Time

Image: NASA/ESA/J. Olmsted (STScI)If you peer billions of years across time and space, you will see “quasars,” enormously energetic galactic cores, powered by supermassive black holes, that are brighter than any other object in the universe.Now, scientists led by Feige Wang, an NHFP Hubble Fellow at the University of Arizona, have discovered “the most distant…

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