What will it take for AI to live up to the hype?

Courtesy of Getty Images The pharmaceutical industry is expected to spend more than $3 billion on AI by 2025 — up from $463 million in 2019. AI clearly adds value, but advocates say it hasn’t lived up to its potential yet. There are many reasons why reality may not match the hype, but limited data … Read more

“Exciting and Attractive”: Officials and Visitors Praise the Biennale of Islamic Arts in Jeddah

JEDDAH: After several years in the making, the Jeddah Islamic Arts Biennale is offering visitors from across the Kingdom and around the world “eye-opening” access to Islamic art. The event is being held under the theme Awal Beit, or “First House,” in the Aga Khan Award-winning 1983 Western Pilgrimage Building, which began receiving guests on … Read more

The University of Utah launches Center for FinTech and Student Entrepreneurship

University of Utah President Taylor Randall and Stena Foundation founder Steve Smith speaks about the new financial technology Stena Center, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday. The new donor initiative aims to enhance the student entrepreneurial experience and Utah’s reputation in the financial technology space. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated reading … Read more

Students are inspired to pursue aviation careers through the Breckenridge County HS Program education

Louisville, Kentucky (WDRB) — The track program at Breckenridge County High School encourages kids to keep their heads in the clouds. For the past three school years, Paul Rotramel has led the Pathway Aeronautics and Aeronautics program. The structure of the program is similar to other classes in that it also contains written work and … Read more

The US unemployment system continues to suffer from post-pandemic 3-year delays

People wait in line to attend the job fair at SoFi Stadium on September 9, 2021 in Inglewood, California. Patrick T Fallon | Afp | Getty Images These days, the unemployment system in the United States is somewhat of an anomaly. Nearly three years after the Covid-19 pandemic caused the worst unemployment crisis in the … Read more

Bills addressing pig theft, funding for rural mental health advances in the House of Representatives on Friday

Utah lawmakers on Friday approved funding for two additional mental health crisis response teams for Cache County and Winta Basin. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — House lawmakers wrapped up the second week of the ongoing legislative session by approving funding for mental health crisis reception centers … Read more

How to find a job in one tech market that doesn’t see layoffs

Sakorn Sukasimsakorn | istock | Getty Images Strong demand for cybersecurity workers continues even as major tech companies lay off thousands of employees. This isn’t much of a surprise, since cybersecurity is seen as one of the more resilient areas for tech investment in a more cautious economic environment — though it’s not immune to … Read more

What do you know about applying for unemployment benefits after a layoff?

Irina Imago | istock | Getty Images A wave of companies, including Amazon, Google and Spotify, have announced massive staff cuts, leaving former employees without pay. Fortunately, the Unemployment Insurance Program, created in 1935, provides support for some people who have lost their jobs. The federal program is administered by the states, and the rules … Read more

Should Spouses of Retired First Responders Get Free Mental Health Resources?

Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R. Ogden, speaks at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on February 18, 2022. Wilcox is sponsoring a bill that would provide mental health services to spouses of retired law enforcement officers and others. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R. … Read more

5 Incredible Stories of Wild Animal Encounters in Utah

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes As you explore Utah’s great outdoors, you’re likely to encounter a variety of wildlife, especially with heavy snowfall driving many animals to lower elevations. Utah.com notes that the state is home to more than 600 species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Although watching a wild animal is exciting, … Read more