Emerging Tech

U.S. Navy divers
U.S. Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia, enter the water at the site of the I-35 bridge collapse over the Mississippi river on August 7, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Joshua Adam Nuzzo / U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Minnesota’s ‘Smart Bridges’ project aims to prevent another collapse

After using drones to inspect their bridges faster and more safely, Minnesota officials are expanding their aerial fleet.
Sen. Scott Wiener
California state Sen. Scott Wiener attends the VIP reception at SF Pride 2023 Kick Off: “A Night Of Queer Entertainment” at The Castro Theatre on June 02, 2023 in San Francisco, California. (Miikka Skaffari / Getty Images)

California lawmaker wants more transparency from generative AI

A new bill, drafted by state Sen. Scott Wiener, is the latest attempt by policymakers to ensure regulations keep pace with generative AI.
wildfire in Washington state
A makeshift fire truck puts water on a wildfire, which is part of the Okanogan Complex, as it burns through brush on August 22, 2015 near Omak, Washington. (Stephen Brashear / Getty Images)

Washington state pilots AI-powered wildfire detection system

A wildfire detection pilot program powered by artificial intelligence is helping Washington state respond more quickly to fires.