We have seen reports on the impact that A-I, artificial intelligence, is having across industries worldwide. The entertainment industry ground to a halt recently because actors and writers demanded restrictions on the use of AI. Everyone agrees that AI can have great benefits but also significant and real threats to jobs. Sadly, the media industry is not immune to the lure of AI helping companies crank out sports scores and financial reports.
Sadly, some criminals know that some major cities won’t prosecute for theft and thus criminal activity is not deterred. Many of the cities that these attacks have happened in have revised their enforcement policies and it is obvious it is not working.
While we need a provision to protect the federal investment, we must be able to provide opportunity for rural providers to get a portion of this money. Otherwise, students, workers, and patients across our area will be left in the virtual cold.
There will be more storms and, unfortunately, more loss of power but if this recent series of selfless giving by dozens of groups is any indication of what can happen in the future, we will be well taken care of and that makes for a Better East Texas.
People love the prospect of conspiracy theories. And with social media, it is so easy to take an innocent image or other piece of content and warp it into a lie, drop it on social media and then watch the gullible and like-minded pounce.
Texas has almost 90 state parks, and I think I am safe in saying that nearly every family in Texas has had some interaction with a state park. It sometimes takes planning months ahead to get camping and use reservations. So, our state parks are gems, right? Well, maybe not so.
If you had the chance to watch the Super Bowl recently, when the Patrick-Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs outlasted the Philadelphia Eagles, you probably took some time during the broadcast to watch the often-celebrated Super Bowl commercials.
The recent ice storm packed quite a punch for many in East Texas, and it warms the heart to see groups that could have sat by, waiting on some official directive before acting, jumping in to help East Texans in need.
Whatever your challenge or hurdle, know that there are those around you ready to help you, to lift you, and to cheer you on. And perhaps that will be the greatest resolution of all: love for another. Happy New Year, East Texas.
Hardly a week goes by without a report of some kind of mass shooting in the US. Each one is a little different and the causes and potential remedies will be debated for the foreseeable future. But, perhaps there is a slight change in the way we, as a society, react in these situations.
Elon Musk has made the news recently with everything from his move of Tesla’s headquarters to Texas, to the success of the Space X space transport program, to his current project – the purchase of social media platform Twitter.
Several years ago, articles started appearing trumpeting the advancement of 3D printing. Since then, 3D print capabilities have jumped significantly to the point that 3D printers are now available for consumers to use to create just about anything. But, now you can find articles discussing the printing of food.
A report came out recently that showed that wholesale prices for many goods and services have started to rise again. Just about anyone participating in the economy could have told us that. But we still have national leaders refusing to even acknowledge that inflation is an issue.