Las Vegas Review-Journal – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has a bill drafted for the 2017 legislative session that will pave the way for driverless taxicabs, driverless drone cabs and driverless ride-sharing vehicles.
Kaiser Health News – Despite major setbacks, Alzheimer’s researchers are plowing ahead with hundreds of experiments — and a boost in federal money — to try to a crack a deadly disease that has flummoxed them for decades.
Vindy.com – State groups would pump about $45 million into efforts to research and develop self-driving vehicles, among other policy changes planned as part of transportation spending plans over the next two fiscal years.
Nature – Michael Eisen, who is best known as an advocate for free access to scientific publications and as co-founder of the Public Library of Science (PLoS) journals, announced on Twitter that he will run for US Senate in 2018.
Popular Science – A new study shows that people aren’t great at taking control back from autonomous vehicles. Autopilot for cars promises to save lives, but those promises will mean little if they can’t account for human error from the start.
THE Journal – Apple may be the latest company to join the Partnership for AI, a consortium that was established to develop best practices for artificial intelligence. The alliance already includes Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Deepmind.
Fortune – Businesses that adopt artificial intelligence technology to help with jobs like automating call center activity must also consider giving employees education and training so that those who are displaced by innovation can still work.
Hartford Courant – More than any other scientific field, embryonic stem cell research is subject to the ups and downs of politics and trouble may lie ahead for scientists in Connecticut and across the country.