Artificial Intelligence: governance and leadership

January 25, 2019

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the World Economic Forum are working together to explore models of governance and leadership in artificial intelligence (AI) in Australia. This White Paper has been produced to support a consultation process on this issue.

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State of Oregon

Official LinkedIn page for the state of Oregon. Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern boundaries, respectively.

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Advanced Analytics Enabling Government Agencies to Boost Debt Collections Without Hiring New Staff

whitePaper | April 30, 2018

Faced with exceedingly tight budgets, federal, state and local government agencies are curtailing services. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Agencies would have far more resources if only they could collect all of the tax and non-tax revenues they’re already owed. Yet, because of lean fiscal times, federal and state agencies don’t have the resources to invest in increasing their collections efforts. The answer is to find ways to make their existing collections resources more efficient and effective.

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Patents FY2014 - United States Patent and Trademark Office

whitePaper | November 3, 2014

The Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC or Committee) thanks the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office), and in particular, Deputy Under Secretary Michelle Lee, for the assistance and positive atmosphere enabling our committee to interact effectively and efficiently with the employees of the USPTO. Throughout the year, all personnel of the USPTO provided unfettered access to the information requested by the PPAC in the role as advisors. They regularly provided detailed information allowing us to better understand the complex issues facing the USPTO and permitted constructive discussions of options, constraints, and upcoming initiatives for our consideration and comment. The PPAC thanks all of the employees of the USPTO for their assistance over this year and for the efforts made by all to improve the system and provide a world class patent office. The leadership at the USPTO has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence throughout all of our interactions and we commend their efforts to continually provide better service, quality, information, and interactions with the public. This positive atmosphere translated to more productive interactions with the PPAC and the public in numerous venues. The USPTO continued to demonstrate transparency by holding public meetings and issuing requests for comment on various proposed changes, actions which can only provide better results. We are grateful to the management of the USPTO and the examiners’ union, POPA, for the assistance we have received in fulfilling our roles as members of the PPAC. We look forward to our continuing interactions with the USPTO. FY 2014 was a year of recovery from the budget cuts stemming from sequestration in FY 2013, resulting in delays to projects and improvements. The USPTO has made excellent progress during FY 2014, accomplishing improvements in a number of areas, largely due to increased access to fees compared to FY 2013. Sequestration in FY 2013 had necessitated significant cuts in the IT initiatives and hiring, but during FY 2014, these projects were begun again to continue the critical IT initiatives and pendency reduction efforts targeted by the USPTO.

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Government beyond Brexit The State of the State 2018-19

whitePaper | May 23, 2018

This year’s report comes a decade after the global financial crisis and amid the UK’s complex departure from the EU. That process is taking place under intense press scrutiny, fuelled by passionate politics and debated relentlessly across social media, with an inevitable consequence that the depth of other policy development may not be as profound as it needs to be. This report casts a spotlight on the broader challenges – both related to Brexit and not – that affect the quality of our public services, the fairness of our society, the security of our citizens and the prosperity of our country

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BEST DEFENSE: EFFECTIVE CYBERSECURITY FOR STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Cybersecurity is a top concern of state and local government IT professionals. Attackers today pose a significant threat to every organization. State and local governments are no exception. The rise of mobility, cloud computing and other technologies requires a reassessment of the security posture. Effective defense against cyberthreats has become much more complicated, and the various regulations that agencies must comply with complicate matters further.

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Outdoor Annual - Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

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EXPANDING FISHING ACCESS, REACHING NEW GENERATIONS—THANKS TO YOU Of all the wonderful ways to experience the outdoors, fishing has to be near the top of the list. And Texas has amazing fishing, from clear-flowing Hill Country streams to big, lazy rivers, reservoirs large and small, coastal bays and Gulf deeps. These varied waters offer a smorgasbord of bluegills, bass, catfish, crappie, red drum, speckled sea trout, flounder— something for every angler. These rich opportunities are here in no small part due to the stewardship and stocking efforts of our fisheries divisions. TPWD biologists are also committed to providing more fishing access. That includes leasing 17 private riverbank areas for public use on the Brazos, Colorado, Guadalupe, Llano, Neches, Nueces, San Marcos, and South Llano rivers, and overseeing the Neighborhood Fishin’ program, where 18 lakes in 11 metro areas draw more than 100,000 people a year, and 50% are children and adults new to fishing. None of this would be possible without the support of our anglers, who purchase fishing licenses and provide the needed funds to make Texas fishing better all the time. We look forward to seeing you on the water this year!

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Social Media in Government

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Publicly available social media sites and tools, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube are providing governments, agencies, and citizens with robust options for meeting these objectives. They provide a wide range of audio, video, and interactive capabilities without substantial costs. Some high profile examples of government agencies engaging social media tools to great benefit have emerged over the past 3 – 5 years. Best practices are available and media coverage of candidates and campaigns engaging constituents and over-achieving fundraising goals abound.

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State of Oregon

Official LinkedIn page for the state of Oregon. Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern boundaries, respectively.

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