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UCS Head Start in Bennington celebrates $1.2 million grant

first_imgVermont Business Magazine This past spring UCS was awarded a $1.2 million grant in order to expand education and child care services to children in Bennington County. The grant allowed for the addition of an Early Head Start Program. Head Start and Early Head Start of Bennington County provide high quality care for working families. In celebration, Head Start/ Early Head Start of Bennington County hosted an open house at their new facility located at 59 River Road in North Bennington, VT on October 11. The new building holds three classrooms, two for Early Head Start and one for Pre-K. Over 50 people attended the celebration. Guest speakers included government officials, parents, grandparents, and staff, who were all very excited about the program. Tiffany Dunican, Head Start Parent and Staff Member, said “It was very hard to find quality care for my infant son.  If it had not been for Early Head Start I might not have been able to go back to work.” Sheila Reed, Outreach Representative from the Office of Senator Bernie Sanders reiterated how important programs like these are for Vermont. “Good child care is hard to find and parents don’t want to spend their day questioning if their child is safe. Programs like this give parents an ease of mind and the ability to re-join the workforce.” Bennington County Head Start supports early childhood education and development through highly trained teachers, development of school readiness skills, commitment to continuous improvement and a focus on family engagement. For information on Bennington County Head Start and United Counseling Service programs visit www.ucsvt.org(link is external).Source: UCS Head Start North Bennington,Yeslast_img read more

Guyana developing suite of services to better manage coastal ecosystem –…

first_img You may be interested in… Mar 25, 2018 Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018 CRFM, UN University Fisheries Training Programme hold value… Fisheries Ministers underscore need for urgent response to… Seabob management plan soon to be submitted to CRFM(Georgetown, Guyana) – A Seabob Management Plan and Code of Conduct were completed and will be submitted to Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) in the third quarter of 2016 for external review. This has been outlined in the Ministry of Finance’s 2016, Mid-year report. The report states that the Seabob…August 23, 2016In “CAHFSA”Caribbean Fisheries Ministers endorse protocol for securing small-scale fisheriesBELIZE CITY, BELIZE, WEDNESDAY, 23 May 2018 (CRFM)—Fisheries Ministers have endorsed a newly drafted protocol on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the region. The endorsement came at the recently concluded 12th Regular Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), held in Montserrat on Friday, 18 May,…May 23, 2018In “CARICOM”New GEF-Funded Blue Economy Initiative begins in Caribbean(Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—A new US$46M initiative to promote Blue Economic priorities in the Caribbean gets underway with a two-day inception workshop on 5-6 March at the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City. The initiative is in support of the sustainable use and conservation of…March 5, 2020In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp Jun 20, 2019center_img Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 1, 2020 Barbados Maritime Affairs Ministry to Co-Host Upcoming… “In Guyana, the marine resources in our coastal waters and exclusive economic zone are an important component of our economy and provide  livelihoods to mainly artisanal Fishers.Artisanal fishing is important to our economy as 80 percent of the catch is exported. In order to ensure the sustainability of these resources, regulations have been introduced to limit fishing by trawlers to only a certain number of days each year and to require the installation of by-catch reduction devices and turtle exclusion devices on all trawlers.Monitoring and surveillance of artisanal vessels are also being increased to ensure compliance and to reduce the incidence of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activity…I wish to share with you at this time that oil production from recently discovered off shore deposits is imminent in Guyana. Conscious of our responsibility, an environmental impact study has been carried out to examine potential risks to marine life and coastal livelihoods, especially of local artisanal Fishers, in the event of oil spills.” Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources Mr. Raphael Trotman addressing the Plenary at the UN Oceans Conference at UN Headquarters, New York, 5 – 9 June, 2017. See Minister’s presentation  –  VIDEO Sep 24, 2018last_img read more

GPLN welcomes Bedmet Logistics

first_imgEstablished in 1996, Bedmet Logistic is a specialist in the fields of heavy and oversized cargo transport and offers lifting and transshipment services, arranges civil and police pilotage, specialist permits, as well as consulting on the scope of oversized cargo transport and heavy and oversize rail transport. Further information about the company can be seen here: http://www.bedmet.pl/The GPLN is the a non-exclusive professional projects logistics network of independent companies specialising in international projects movements by air, sea and land as well as specialised lifts and the special handling of oversized, out-of-gauge and heavy lift cargo.last_img

Spurs player ‘fed up’ with Mourinho’s ‘public criticisms’ – Talks underway…

first_imgThe issue surrounds the future of Tanguy Ndombélé, who has outright told José Mourinho he no longer wants to play under him.We covered the original claims, which emerged via TF1 journalist Julien Maynard, earlier on Wednesday, but L’Equipe have a more in depth look at the situation and give us some detail.It’s explained the clash between player and manager took place on Monday night and revolved around the player’s form, as Ndombélé feels at 100% of his capacities, while Mourinho believes he ‘isn’t showing enough investment’.This has led to the France international sitting on the bench for both games against Manchester United and West Ham without coming on.Embed from Getty ImagesNdombélé joined Tottenham after ‘listening to Mauricio Pochettino for many hours’, which led to him choosing the move to Spurs, but this ‘missed restart’ has been the straw that broke the camel’s back.He’s told Mourinho as much, ‘already fed up with his public criticisms over the past few months’, and the midfielder feel the trust ‘is completely broken’.It’s said ‘both parties have spoken a lot over the past few hours to find a solution’, but a ‘reconciliation’ looks difficult for the time being.Two clubs are keen on Ndombélé, as both Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have ‘concretely positioned themselves’ regarding a transfer.It’s revealed talks are underway between the Spanish side and Spurs, and while Daniel Levy won’t ‘roll over’ for what was a €60m investment, he’s ‘conscious of the almost irreversible relationship break’ between Mourinho and Ndombélé, meaning he ‘would be ready to find a solution’.That’s when a two-year loan with an automatic view to buy is mentioned, and the idea of such a creative deal has ‘thickened’ over the past few hours.We’ll have to see if Paris Saint-Germain can catch up with the Catalans, but it seems to be advantage Barcelona right now, and with three different sources reporting the argument between player and manager, it’s safe to believe it actually happened.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending Today聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoIDA Ireland by CNBC CatalystWhy Are 14 of the World’s Top 15 Medtech Companies Invested in Ireland?IDA Ireland by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo Look, we’re not saying that there’s a problem at Tottenham, but there’s a problem at Tottenham.last_img read more

Manchester City’s Leroy Sané pictured in Munich ahead of Bayern transfer

first_imgManchester City’s Leroy Sané has completed his medical with Bayern Munich ahead of his move to the German club. That’s according to BILD, who have photographed the forward arriving at a local hospital and enjoying lunch in the city afterwards.The newspaper reports that Bayern’s club manager Johannes Mösmang collected the Manchester City star from Oberpfaffenhofen airfield, which is just southwest Munich on Wednesday evening and drove him to Säbener Straße for the first part of his medical.He then completed the second part of that medical this morning and ‘clarified the last details’ of his contract with Bayern bosses before signing at four minutes past three.Embed from Getty ImagesFrom there he headed directly to downtown Munich to celebrate, where he was spotted enjoying lunch at a restaurant in the city, “Guido al Duomo” alongside his advisors Damir Smoljan, Nikola Damjanac, Fali Ramadani and the aforementioned Mösmang.BILD add that the agreement with Manchester City is for less than €50m, which is a considerably lower fee than the €120m cited last summer.Sané is set to wear the number ten shirt, currently occupied by Philippe Coutinho, although he cannot play for the German champions until next season.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending Today聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoEveryday KoalaThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Till You See Them TodayEveryday KoalaUndoCosmoHealthyMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoHealthyMagUndolast_img read more

Uneven start

first_imgWith last year’s senior-laden roster gone, the Dons are searching for a new identityBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team is one-third of the way through its 2014-15 regular-season schedule, and it is still working out the kinks.The Dons have won a one-point game, lost tight games at the Cranberry Classic and against Neillsville on Tuesday, lost by 26 at Auburndale, and then turned around and beat Gilman by 37 two days later.The Dons tied for the Cloverbelt East title and reached the WIAA Division 5 sectional semifinals last season with a senior-laden roster. This season, Columbus (3-4, 2-1 Cloverbelt East) is relying on an entirely new starting lineup and a number of sophomores and juniors that have not played many varsity minutes prior to this year.Seven games into the season the Dons are trying to find their identity.Following the loss to Auburndale, where the Dons shot 36 percent and committed 15 turnovers, the team did some soul searching. Columbus responded with a dominant performance against Gilman, using a full-court press to force 16 turnovers in the opening 7 minutes and open up a big lead early.“I wasn’t so much worried about a playing hangover as I was an attitude hangover,” Columbus Catholic coach Joe Konieczny said following the Gilman game on Dec. 11. “At practice we had some tough conversations with them about what type of people we are, whether we’re disciplined and unselfish. I think we had some good conversations and some growth from it. We saw some kids on the bench that were into it, emotional, enthusiastic and supportive, and good teammates.”The message is simple from Konieczny.“If these guys are good teammates and supportive, we can be good,” Konieczny said. “If we’re not disciplined and not 100 percent unselfish, then we’re not going to be very good.”Junior Evan Nikolai and sophomore Hunter Schultz have been the top offensive players thus far this season for the Dons. Senior Christian Payant, junior Brett Loveland, and sophomore Tyler Fuerlinger fill out the starting lineup with senior Ben Behling and junior Matthias Gouin the first off the bench.Konieczny likes to use his defense to force the tempo and get easy layups or open 3-point shots. The style has been a staple for the Dons during the past few seasons as they have won three of the past five Cloverbelt East titles. However, Columbus has not been able to consistently implement that style of play to its advantage.“We’re fast, and we have kids that can handle the ball and play fast,” Konieczny said. “We just need to do it disciplined. I think sometimes when we’re teaching kids to play fast, that turns into being undisciplined on defense and taking too quick of a shot on offense. If we can learn to play quick and disciplined, I think we can be pretty good.”Columbus hosts Colby on Friday and Granton on Tuesday in a pair of Cloverbelt East matchups as it looks to recover after suffering its first conference loss of the season this past Tuesday at Neillsville, 54-51.Paul Lecker is publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at [email protected]last_img read more

Bulls win Cape Epic for second time

first_img30 March 2009Despite its fearsome reputation, this year’s Absa Cape Epic, which ended in Lourensford on Saturday, saw only 118 riders of the 1 196 cyclists that had entered the eight-day event fail to finish. It was the highest percentage of finishers in the history of the race, even though many participants felt it was the toughest edition of the Cape Epic yet.Known as “the Magical and Untamed African MTB race”, this year’s event, brought together many of the world’s leading mountain biking competitors, for seven gruelling stages, covering 685 kilometres.The early pace in the race was set by the powerful combination of Switzerland’s Christoph Sauser, the cross-country mountain bike world champion and South Africa’s Burry Stander, the world under-23 cross-country champion.Altered the outcomeRiding as Songo.info, the pair dominated proceedings, building up a six-minute lead, until the kind of mishap that can happen at any time in a tough event like the Cape Epic occurred and incontrovertibly altered the outcome of the race.Heading down a downhill track near Greyton, during stage four, Stander had an accident and destroyed the front wheel of his bicycle. Max Knox, one of South Africa’s top MTB competitors, in a magnanimous gesture gave his bike to Stander so that Songo.info could carry on.They eventually finished 20 minutes behind the stage winners in ninth place, but worse was yet to come for the former race leaders. The race referees, after a number of teams had objected to the help received by Stander, penalised Songo.info a further 15 minutes. Later, this was extended to an hour when Sauser admitted that Stander’s broken bike had been carried by a third party.Bulls in the leadFrom being comfortably in charge of the race, the Swiss/South African combination tumbled down the standings and out of serious contention, leaving the way clear for Team Bulls, consisting of the German duo of Karl Platt and Stefan Sahm, to take the stage victory and move into the overall lead.It would prove hard to dislodge them from first place. After all, Platt and Sahm had finished runners-up in 2008 and had won the race in 2007.The stage win by Team Bulls came at a price, however, and it required a tremendous amount of courage from Karl Platt to ensure they took the line honours. He had dislocated a shoulder in the race’s prologue and dislocated it once more on the fourth stage.Songo.info stage winsSauser and Stander fought back on the next stage, pushing hard to stand atop the podium for the stage. In fact, the Songo.info riders captured five of the seven stages, as well as the prologue, but they couldn’t overcome the time they lost on stage five.Victory on the last day went to Spain’s Lukas and Mathias Fluckiger, with the South African combination of Brandon Stewart and Max Knox, Team DCM Chrome, finishing second.They were followed across the line by the Multivgan Merida team of Germany’s Hannes Genze and Jochen Kaess. Fourth place was shared by Platt and Sahm of Team Bulls, who finished arm-in-arm with Songo.info’s Sauser and Stander.Overall winAlthough Team Bulls took the overall win, it was only on stage four that they finished ahead of Songo.info. They claimed the overall title with a time of 28 hours, 10 minutes, 13.8 seconds.It was a third victory in the event for Platt who, besides his win with Sahm in 2007, also took the honours in 2004 with Namibia’s Mannie Heymans.Second place went to the Trek-Brentjens team of Bart Brentjens, from the Netherlands, and Chris Jongewaard, from Australia, in 28 hours, 15 minutes, 07.9 seconds.Sweden’s Emil Lindgren and Switzerland’s Andreas Klugler, racing as Felt Factory 2, finished in third place.The top South African team was the MTN Energade combination of Kevin Evans and David George, who picked up the Best African Team award. Songo.info, the dominant team in the race, had to settle for sixth position.Women’s winThe Absa Ladies team of England’s Sharon Laws and South Africa’s Hanlie Booyens dominated the ladies’ race. They won every stage, which gave them a convincing overall victory.Laws and Booyens finished in 37 hours, 18 minutes and 20 seconds, over five hours ahead of second placed Robyn Adendorff and Sarah van Heerden of WSP – Jeep Girls, an all-South African team. Another South African pair, Nolene Saunders and Sarah Wielopolska, racing as Tread Magazine, took third place.MixedMountain Bike Hall of Fame member Alison Syder captured the mixed title with South Africa’s Nico Pfitzenmaier in 32 hours, 13 minutes, 09.5 seconds. Racing as the Adidas Tree team, they ended nearly 40 minutes ahead of Epic rookies, Esther Suss and Marcel Bartholet of Switzerland, competing as Team Wheeler iXS Pro.IMC/Momentum GT/Activeworx – an all South African duo, made up of Yolanda Speedy and Paul Cordes – completed the podium positions.MastersThere was a fantastic dice for honours in the Masters category. Victory went to Doug Brown of South Africa and Barti Bucher of Switzerland, the Absa Masters, who finished just over three minutes ahead of Cycle Lab Toyota’s Shan Wilson and Andrew Mclean.Over three-and-a-half hours further back, Doug Andrews and Rich Bartlett of the USA secured third place.The Absa Cape Epic is the most widely televised mountain bike race in the world. The 2008 race was broadcast in more than 175 countries in 17 languages.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South Africa is top for affordable financial services

first_img26 August 2015South Africa ranks second for its excellent access to and usage of affordable financial services, according to a report released yesterday.The 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report and Scorecard, which evaluated 21 countries, examined broad dimensions relevant to financial inclusion such as country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment and adoption of traditional and digital financial services.As of 2014, about 75% of South African adults had bank accounts and 5% used non-bank financial products. ATM and debit cards were more common, with 34% of the banked population owning a South African Social Security MasterCard.“Unlike in many other countries in our study, women in South Africa are generally not disproportionately excluded from formal financial services,” the report said. “The 2014 Global Findex found that about 69% of men and 69% of women had accounts with a formal financial institution or mobile money provider.”South Africa earned 80% and was ranked number 12 for country commitment, number one for mobile capacity, number 17 for regulatory environment and number three for adoption. It also received the highest score for formal account penetration, including among rural, low-income and female groups.Strong mobile capacitySouth Africa’s mobile capacity was strong, the report showed, with the percentage of unique subscribers comprising about 70% of the population and about 96% 3G mobile network coverage by population.“South Africa also has a number of mobile money deployments offering P2P domestic transfers, bill payment, and international remittances,” it said. “This has allowed it to reach more people and engage them in financial services.”Initiatives to digitise government transfers, along with the country’s quite extensive banking infrastructure, supported financial inclusion. “Efforts to diversify the digital financial services market and encourage digital transactions could propel further advancements in financial inclusion.”According to estimates from a recent Imperial College and Citi report, “a 10% increase in the digital money readiness and commensurate increase in adoption for the countries included in the index, can help up to an estimated 220 million individuals enter the formal financial sector. This translates to an additional $1- trillion (R13.15-trillion) moving from the informal economy to the formal economy”.Financial inclusionThe report said financial inclusion had become a crucial aspect of economic development.“Developing economies need consumers who can pay bills or send remittances in an affordable and convenient manner. Digital services are an increasingly important component of the nexus between development and financial inclusion.“Having greater access to financial services promotes entrepreneurship, lifts people out of poverty, and gives them greater hope for a brighter economic future. This is especially the case in regard to women and marginalised groups.”Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Use Cases for Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager

first_imgAs you can see – using Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager technology, you can view your system’s power utilization in real-time using Intel Datacenter Manager and the administrator can implement the power caps to ensure your server rack stays within your required power limits.  By utilizing the ‘actual’ power limits instead of nameplate power, you can increase your rack density thereby increasing your ROI, and decrease your TCO!  Lets face it – everyone loves saving money!Many of us are familiar with this next scenario… it’s summertime, and the power company is announcing that the power grid is under strain.  Personal homes start having their A/C cut-off to save the power grid from brown-outs…  now your enterprise can help reduce those risks as well! Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager is a new technology that is available with the Xeon 5500 Series Platforms released earlier this year.  Many of you have asked me questions via Twitter (@Toadster) about “How can I use Node Manager?” – so I wanted to present some simple use cases to simplify the explanation of Node Manager and how you can best use the technology in your own enterprise.First of all, let’s explain the growth problem at hand.  As servers shrink in size, the density of each server ‘footprint’ is growing from a power perspective… a few years ago, a single 42U rack could hold about 21 servers (estimating 2U servers) – and usually hosting one or two apps/servers per physical server, depending on if you had single or dual-socket servers.  In modern datacenters, that same 42U rack can hold 42 servers (1U each) with 2P per server – so you have an immediate density increase of 2X the # of servers, and 2-4X the number of sockets – which can equate to 16X the number  processor threads per rack…  one good thing is that Intel has been developing newer technologies to keep the TDP of each CPU roughly the same over the same time period between processor updates… where you used to have 2 or 4 cores, you now have 8 to 16 cores at the same thermal envelope!Knowing how much power your platform uses is a key factor in populating racks and rows in your datacenter.  Prior to Node Manager technology, most Datacenter Managers would base rack population on ‘nameplate’ power – or the (W) rating on your power supply.  That’s the ‘max’ power utilized by the platform, and what the PSU is rated for (worst case).  See the image below… Over the next few weeks, I hope to post more blogs/videos:1. Single Node Power Monitoring & Management2. Group/Rack Power Monitoring & Management3. Thermal Monitoring & ManagementPlease provide some feedback, and post your questions and ideas for upcoming blogs!last_img read more

Who’s Winning the Global Battle for AI Leadership?

first_imgWashington Executive Magazine just released their most recent list of Top 10 Execs to Watch, and I’m finding it illuminating to see what categories they’re choosing to highlight, such as security, cyber and, most recently Artificial Intelligence (AI), and data science. I was honored to learn that I was being included with such a distinguished group of executives who are using AI to drive change and transform the country.It’s equally interesting that data science and AI are focal points of the latest Top 10 list because I believe we’re in the midst of a global race for supremacy right now, and it’s not an arms race or a space race, it’s a race for AI leadership.And the U.S. needs to move fast, and decisively, if we’re going to come out on top.What’s at stake?PWC says AI could contribute $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030.Accenture projects the AI healthcare market will hit $6.6 billion by 2021 (a compounded annual growth rate of 40%).IDC predicts global spending on AI will reach $57.6 billion by 2021.And there’s untapped potential: only 15% of enterprises are using AI today but 31% say it’s on their agenda, according to Adobe.Data analytics, machine learning, cognitive computing, and artificial intelligence give businesses and government the opportunity to boost operational efficiency and launch new delivery models. Imagine more efficient methods of screening for fraud, accelerating response times for first responders to emergencies or natural disasters, or reallocating routine tasks to machines so public servants have the time to tackle more complex cases for citizens. Imagine a day when lining up to renew a driver’s license at the DMV or apply for government services is a thing of the past.Making AI a National PriorityOn July 31st, the government announced the 2020 Administration Research and Development Budget Priorities, which include:Security of the American People—Calling on investment in emerging technologies including AI, cyber and autonomous systems.American Leadership in AI, Quantum Information Systems and Strategic Computing—To deliver on the promise of scientific breakthroughs that can transform the American way of life.American Connectivity and Autonomy including 5G networks.Manufacturing—Next-generation manufacturing enabled by machine learning, AI and the Internet of Things.Space Exploration—And the opportunity to use machine learning capabilities for applications in space and on earth.Medical Innovation—Where AI and machine learning have the potential to positively impact treatment.Agriculture—Where sensors, data analytics and machine learning can reduce inputs and improve crop yields.Of the eight areas prioritized for investment, seven leverage AI to advance or accelerate breakthroughs. That’s how important AI is becoming to our country (and the world).Accelerating AI AdoptionI talk a great deal about the need to accelerate AI adoption and with good reason: If we don’t get to the benefit of AI quickly, we may not get to the benefits at all.Realizing the benefits of AI and data science is highly dependent on our ability to do some very difficult things very quickly. One of those difficult things is finding talented, skilled people who want to work in government. With millions of open jobs in data science in the U.S., finding those skilled people is a tall order and will impact our ability to deliver on the AI promise.The next challenge revolves around the data itself. We have, and are generating, unprecedented amounts of data, but to make it meaningful, we must be able to label and classify it so that we can access and utilize the right data at the right time for the right reasons. Addressing this challenge overlaps with the skills shortage: We are going to need a workforce trained, available and willing to do the work of analytics. More data can’t equate to more work!Building a Solid AI FoundationAs a data scientist, I know the potential (and pitfalls) of AI adoption. The right ecosystem of hardware, software, and accelerators from the cloud to the edge will facilitate innovation in AI deployments and get us to the benefits we are seeking faster.In tandem, we must address a wide range of challenges from skills shortages and training to data management and the ethical questions that are inextricably linked to AI, so we can avoid some of the unintended consequences associated with outsourcing human cognition to intelligent systems.We need to start working together as a cohesive, yet flexible group of academia, industry, and the government to put the pieces of this puzzle together so we can win with AI.last_img read more