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The first-ever AI 75 — the most innovative people in artificial intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth — is revealed on May 2 at Convergence AI.

Presenting the First-Ever AI 75: Meet the Most Innovative Leaders in Artificial Intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth

by | May 2, 2024
Dallas Innovates, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and Dallas AI have teamed up to launch the inaugural AI 75 list. The 2024 program honors the most significant people in AI in DFW in seven categories—the visionaries, creators, and influencers you need to know.
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Former Yahoo! Chief Joins AT&T’s Board, Expanding It to 11 Directors
by | Mar 5, 2024
Tech trailblazer and AI expert Marissa Mayer, known for her groundbreaking 13-year tenure as Google's first female engineer and her leadership as Yahoo!'s CEO, brings a track record of innovation and a deep understanding of consumer internet engagement to AT&T's expanding board.
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Next Chapter: University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk Announces Plans to Step Down
by | Feb 6, 2024
Neal Smatresk's decade at UNT sparked big changes and growth, boosting its standing in academics and research. From "record-breaking enrollment" to "making UNT the highest-ranked Tier One institution in the North Texas region," his tenure marks transformation across multiple fronts.
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Skybox Datacenters Begins Work on Massive Data Center in Southern Dallas County

by | Nov 20, 2023
"PowerCampus Dallas will raise the bar in the North Texas data center market and beyond," Skybox CEO Rob Morris said of the project in Lancaster. It's slated to provide up to 300 megawatts of power supported by a private onsite substation while offering up to one million square feet of data center space.
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Six Ellis County Organizations Receive $180K in Funding from Google
by | Nov 18, 2023

Google announced that six Ellis County organizations collectively will receive more than $180,000 from the company to support the physical and mental well-being of the county’s residents....

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How Dallas’ o9 Solutions Built a Multi-Billion-Dollar Digital Brain
by | Nov 16, 2023
The nearly quadruple unicorn started with a prescient vision, hit the market at just the right time, and could gallop into the elite ranks of decacorns. But for o9, it's all about the clients. With giants like Walmart, Google, and Samsung, o9 is laser-focused on helping them make better decisions, faster, with its Digital Brain. As o9 Solutions CEO Chakri Gottemukkala says, the $3.7 billion AI-powered enterprise decision platform has hit its stride. Now his sights are set on ambitious 10x growth.
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$100K Google Grants Give High-Tech Boost to Two Ellis County Libraries
by | Oct 31, 2023
Libraries have always been engines of growth, enabling self-improvement through free access to information and resources. Now, thanks to Google, libraries in Midlothian and Red Oak are getting high-tech makeovers.
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Google Expanding Its North Texas Presence with $600M Investment in New Red Oak Data Center

by | Sep 6, 2023
The new Google site in Red Oak adds to a growing data center boom in North Texas. Google said the center will complement Google's Dallas cloud region, launched last summer, and its existing Midlothian data center. Expected to play a critical role in supporting the company's AI innovations and growing Google Cloud business, the center will bring nearly 1,200 construction jobs and 30 new full-time operational jobs to the region.
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Kanarys Inc. Appoints Google’s Chief Diversity Officer to Its Board of Directors
by | Aug 30, 2023
"Since data is crucial for maintaining ongoing DEIB initiatives and dedication, Kanarys leads the way in establishing quantifiable DEIB strategies, thanks to its data-centric methodology aimed at creating a fairer future for all work settings," says Google CDO and Kanary's Board Member Melonie Parker.
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Walmart Is Adding Wing Drone Deliveries to Two North Texas Superstores
by | Aug 24, 2023
Walmart will launch new drone delivery service at two area stores— including one the retailer calls its "most requested expansion area." With fast drones from Alphabet-owned Wing, Dallas shoppers could get their orders in about 30 minutes.
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Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI To Launch AI Frontier Model Forum
by | Jul 27, 2023
The forum aims to ensure safe and responsible development of frontier AI models that could "exceed the capabilities currently present in the most advanced existing models." A core objective: Collaborating with policymakers, academics, civil society, and companies to share knowledge about trust and safety risks. "We're all going to need to work together to make sure AI benefits everyone," said Google and Alphabet's president of global affairs.
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Midlothian ISD Education Foundation Receives $141K Grant From Google

by | Jun 5, 2023
In support of student mental health, Google—which operates a data center in Midlothian—awarded $105,000 to the district's Mentor’s Care program and $36,000 to help Midlothian ISD students and families navigate the mental health system via the Care Solace program.
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UTA Team Gets Nearly $3M From DOE To Develop Data Center Cooling Tech
by | May 16, 2023
Some things you just gotta keep cool: your temper on the Tollway at 8:45 a.m., your drink after work, and—maybe we should've put this first—data centers. All those endless rows of servers generate heat, which is why cooling accounts for nearly half of a data center's electricity usage. Now a team led by UT Arlington's Dereje Agonafer is developing hybrid cooling technology that could save "a massive amount of money in energy costs" for both current and future servers.
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The Last Word: VEX Robotics’ Tony Norman on the 30,000 Students from 50 Countries Competing in Dallas for the 2023 World Championship
by | Apr 24, 2023
Robots, start your engines! Beginning Tuesday through May 4, more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and more than 50 countries are bringing their custom-built robots to the REC Foundation's 16th annual VEX Robotics World Championship at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
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Elon Musk, Other Tech Leaders Call for 6-Month Pause on the ‘Dangerous Race’ to Giant AI Systems
by | Mar 29, 2023
The request was made in an open letter signed by major players including Elon Musk, co-founder of OpenAI, the lab that created ChatGPT and GPT-4; Emad Mostaque, founder of the London-based Stability AI; and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. More than 1,000 artificial intelligence experts, researchers, and backers signed the letter, including academics from UT Dallas.
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