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Nancy Mace sees AI as a chance to improve border security: 'A lot of opportunity'

FOX News

GOP Rep. Nancy Mace spoke exclusively with Fox News Digital about her thoughts on the rapidly advancing AI sector as Congress races to get ahead of the burgeoning technology. EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., is calling on the federal government to use artificial intelligence technology to better secure the southwestern border. During an interview with Fox News Digital, Mace suggested the rapidly advancing technology could be used to enhance border patrol agents' monitoring capabilities as border officials continue to see a record number of illegal aliens attempting to cross into the U.S. through Mexico. On one front, she said, AI could help better collect "biometrics of everyone that comes across the border, especially when we're talking about by land and illegally. Rep. Nancy Mace spoke with Fox News Digital about how AI technology can be used to improve border security. "And if you're using AI to find their biometrics in a database or multiple databases, I believe it can be done in a much swifter fashion," the congresswoman explained. "I think that that kind of technology could be used when you're driving through the border.

'Hannity' on Texas district flipping red, Biden's economy

FOX News

Sean Hannity discusses the Fed hiking rates to 0.75% and how this will affect the housing market on'Hannity.' This is a rush transcript of "Hannity" on June 15, 2022. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. In a moment, we will cover today's whopping three quarters of a point rate hike from the Fed, the single biggest increase since 1994, and we'll tell you how this specifically will negatively impact the already horrific Biden economy. But get this, we actually begin with some good news. The tide is already turning in the Washington sewer and swamp, help is on the way, in what could be a canary in the coal mine moment for the Democratic Party. Last night, there was a special congressional race in south Texas. It saw a very deep blue sea turned bright red. Now, Republican Mayra Flores easily defeated her Democratic opponent by eight points in District 34. Now, get this it's the first time in 159 years this district ever elected a Republican. In 2012, Obama won it by 23points. Biden only wanted by four. But now, Republican Mayra Flores she won it by eight. That would be a point swing in two years, a 30-point swing if you go back to 2016. Keep in mind: this is a majority Hispanic district. Now, Mayra actually immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico, making her the very first Mexican-born woman be to be elected to Congress. She's also married to a U.S. Border Patrol agent. She made border security a huge focus of her campaign. I was born in Burgos Tamaulipas, Mexico. Now I am living my American dream.

100% Literacy: Or What if AI Could Fix Our Broken Educational System?


No shortage of articles and reports describe the many problems we face daily as Americans: immigration, natural disasters, wars, racism, sexism, and shootings. It's easy to get lost in the sheer number of crises, paralyzing to even contemplate what do to next. Worse, we can fall into the trap of negativity, overwhelmed by all that must be done to fix our problems. However, there's one challenge we don't talk about enough: education. "It's a huge problem in the U.S.," the founder and CEO of Learning Ovations Jay Connor told my coauthor Neil Sahota and I during an interview for our upcoming book, Uber Yourself Before You Get Kodaked: A Modern Primer on A.I. for the Modern Business.

A Collective Aghastness


In the past month, workers in Silicon Valley have demanded that the large tech companies where they work stop doing business with federal agencies associated with the ghastlier policies of the Trump administration and local governments--and in some cases it's worked. Google said it would not renew a contract with the Pentagon to build an A.I. system for military drones after thousands of employees signed a petition and dozens quit in protest. Orlando, Florida's police department dropped Amazon's facial-recognition tech after a public outcry that included criticisms from Amazon employees opposed to the activity. Microsoft is keeping a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement despite demands from more than 100 of its employees who believe doing so signals a complicity with the administration's hard-line immigration policy. This activity has been facilitated by the Tech Workers Coalition, a volunteer group of professionals in the tech industry that has worked on a number of labor, justice, and equality issues in recent years.

Q&A: Max Bittker's Twitter Bot Tracks New Words in The New York Times

IEEE Spectrum Robotics

On 11 January, U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly used a choice word during an Oval Office meeting about immigration. Just like that, a term that's usually not part of respectable public vernacular had been splashed on the front pages of newspapers and media websites.

He was deported 4 times. His wife is accused of helping him flee to Mexico. Now, she faces 10 years in prison

Los Angeles Times

Immigration officials have deported Jose Vega-Zuniga four times, but he's always returned, and usually landed behind bars. But a recent DUI arrest culminated in a federal conviction this summer that carried up to 20 years in prison. So, prosecutors allege, he left of his own accord. Days after a federal judge issued a warrant for his arrest, Vega-Zuniga, 38, crossed the border near San Diego, sitting in the front passenger seat as his wife drove her pickup into Mexico, prosecutors said. On Wednesday, nearly a month after the brazen escape, federal authorities arrested his wife, Elba Soto, at her Moreno Valley home, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.