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AUTMHQ UPDATE

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Join us in congratulating our CEO & President, Michael Ward, Jr., and AUTMHQ board member, Maria Brown-Spence, on being finalists for the Austin Under 40 Awards. Maria was a finalist in the "People and Operations" category and Michael was a finalist in the "Technology" category ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ. And that's not all folks! In connection with our Texas Technology for All petition, the Texas Broadband Development Office (BDO) invited AUTMHQ to participate in the Economy and Workforce Task Force in their efforts to Connect Texas. The BDO is preparing to administer key federal programs from the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and AUTMHQ is honored to be at the table. AUTMHQ looks forward to advancing broadband development, digital opportunity, and workforce development for Texans with our input on how these funds should be administered. The AUTMHQ Team


TEXAS OPPORTUNITIES

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Digital Equity Community Conversations with Travis County and the City of Austin

Are you interested in your organization, or an organization you support, working with Travis County, the City of Austin, and other local organizations to support community conversations related to the internet, technology, or digital access? Complete the Digital Equity Community Conversations Working Groups Interest Form. Submissions are due Wednesday, May 24, 2023


TECH STORIES

Climate Council Highlights AUTMHQ Board Member

Climate Council spoke to AUTMHQ board member Tasha McCarter about her role as Vice President of Project Engineering and RWE covering the role climate tech has in the energy transition, as well as the biases that are faced by women working in STEM. Tasha also shared some great advice to young women who want to pursue a career in engineering.


TECH POP CULTURE


What if you could upload your consciousness to a digital afterlife? Upload, an American science fiction comedy-drama television series on Amazon Prime, depicts a digital afterlife and questions big tech's impact on society.

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TECH NEWS

AI Bill of Rights As AI becomes more integrated into our lives, the U.S. government is trying to figure out how to regulate it. The Blueprint for an AI Bills of Rights is a set of five principles and associated practices to help guide the design, use, and deployment of automated systems to protect the rights of the American public in the age of artificial intelligence. Developed through extensive consultation with the American public, these principles are a blueprint for building and deploying automated systems that are aligned with democratic values and protect civil rights, civil liberties, and privacy.


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