Cedar Rapids-based Involta is now ark data centers, the company announced Wednesday. The rebrand of the national provider of data center, cloud and connectivity infrastructure and services is in response to the demand for edge data centers and cloud infrastructure brought on by the recent surge in artificial intelligence. According to a news release, ark will […]

Artificial intelligence is seen as a copilot and tool to help employees be more efficient, a panel of chief information officers said at the Technology Association of Iowa’s AI Public Policy Forum on Jan. 24. All three panelists — Kathy Kay of Principal Financial Group, Ryan Schaap of Wells Enterprise and Laura Smith of UnityPoint […]

The Business Record recently hosted its 2024 Legislative Forecast event where business leaders discussed their group’s priorities for the 2024 session, which began Jan. 8. Mollie Ross, Technology Association of Iowa’s vice president of operations, was among the panelists. Here is some of what she shared about how TAI will navigate conversations around cybersecurity and […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has announced its 2024 state and federal legislative priorities. Several of the industry association’s state-level priorities remained the same from 2023, including connectivity, cybersecurity, data privacy and business growth. Additions for 2024 are artificial intelligence and workforce. TAI’s 2024 federal policy agenda has the same three priorities as 2023: Develop, attract and […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has established an Artificial Intelligence Roundtable, a newly created discussion group for TAI member companies that are applying, supporting and teaching artificial intelligence technologies. The roundtable focuses on participant’s businesses, technical concerns, opportunities, challenges and strategies. The roundtable’s first meeting will be held virtually from 1-2 p.m. Dec. 13. During […]

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday in the U.S. government’s first move to regulate artificial intelligence. CNBC reports that the order issues specific directives to a range of federal agencies, establishes guidance for how federal agencies use AI and creates requirements for some companies that are developing AI tools. According to a fact sheet on the […]

Submitted by John Osako, president and CEO, Informatics Inc. It’s 2023 and artificial intelligence is suddenly churning out content everywhere you look. These days, you can have a computer create sophisticated copy (ChatGPT), original musical scores (MuseNet, SoundRaw), and even cute cat images (the highly recommended The Cat Does Not Exist). Welcome to the future. Have […]

Submitted by Patrick Fan, professor of business analytics, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business ChatGPT has arrived, bringing artificial intelligence directly into the workplace, classroom and other parts of our lives to create what is essentially a fourth industrial revolution. But is it something to worry about? While artificial intelligence will only play a greater […]