Rhode Island Holds First AI Task Force Meeting
Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee on July 15 hosted the inaugural meeting of Rhode Island’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force, which includes members from the state’s public and private sectors.
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  2. Wyoming Partners on K-12 Civic Education
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  4. Delaware Pilots App to Target Food Insecurity
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  6. University of Colorado Uses Self-Service Portal to Streamline Employee Services
    Beginning this summer, the University of Colorado has rolled out a new employee self-service (ESS) tool that allows employees using Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI), FMLA, and Parental Leave to apply for and manage their leave more easily.
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