THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Another One Bites The Dust: Cambridge Bans Facial Recognition

The city is now the fourth in Massachusetts to ban official use of the technology, with more following close behind. State officials are concerned that the software is discriminatory and will “lead to harmful ‘false positive’ identifications.”

By Jackson Cote, MassLive.com  |  January 15, 2020
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CES 2020: Trending Technologies and Issues

A quick look at tech trends and issues public leaders may face in 2020 coming out of last week’s Consumer Electronics Show.

By Dustin Haisler, Futures and Innovation Editor  |  January 14, 2020
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The Biggest Issues to Watch in 2020

State legislatures will have a lot on their plates. They’ll deal with issues in wildly differing ways. We set the context for the 2020 session with an overview of abortion, election security, housing, immigration, net neutrality, pensions, pre-emption, recession fears, redistricting, vaping, and workforce.

By Alan Greenblatt, David Kidd, Tod Newcombe  |  January 13, 2020
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NYC Mayor Puts Scooters on Time-Out, Rightfully So

Before they can be allowed back into the Big Apple, legislation needs to properly address the many safety concerns that scooters present. Once the laws are in place, then maybe scooters can play in NYC again.

By The Buffalo News  |  January 11, 2020
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State Police Held Accountable with Vehicle Trackers

The Massachusetts State Police will install automated vehicle locators in 2,900 state police vehicles. This second version of trackers will be hardwired to the vehicles to improve accountability, safety and service.

By Norman Miller, MetroWest Daily News  |  January 11, 2020
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