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PECOS, TX – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) named Joshua Price and Daniel Paris of Pecos High School the winners of this year’s TX-23 Congressional App Challenge, a competition aimed at encouraging high school students to code by creating their own digital applications. After their friend lost his life in a car accident, the Pecos High School students created an application called “Drive Safe,” to provide a convenient way for drivers to contact emergency services and loved ones without having to reach for their phone after an accident.
VIA Metropolitan Transit demonstrated a new app Thursday to promote multimodal transit, unveiled plans to roll out 24/7 customer service via a chatbot, and announced sales of its day passes have gone up 500 percent since launching a mobile payment system.
U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Helotes) and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff were on hand for the event as VIA officials ran through a list of what they touted as smart transit initiatives the transit agency has introduced in the past few years.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's recent visit to San Antonio to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Eagle Ford Shale discovery also put a spotlight on cybersecurity in the energy sector.
Three Texas congressmen are asking President Donald Trump and his Mexican and Canadian counterparts to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in San Antonio — the same place where its 25-year-old predecessor was inked.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined Reps. Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and David McKinley (WV-01) to introduce a bipartisan bill to ensure the continued success of libraries and museums across the nation. The Museum and Library Services Act (H.R. 6988) renews federal museum and library grant funding programs administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, of which Texas public libraries receive nearly $11 million in federal assistance each year. Similar bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate by U.S.
Federal officials have largely come around to the idea that research funding is crucial for U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence, but there are ways to accelerate innovation besides pouring in more money, according to tech experts.
For one, they said, the government could map a long-term strategy for advancing the technology.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) proudly supported an appropriations package that funds the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Health and Human Services through Fiscal Year 2019. The bill includes funding for educational grants, the Meals on Wheels program, and a pay raise for men and women in the military, amongst others. After leaving the House Floor, Hurd released the following statement:
The U.S. could face heightened national security threats and lose its economic edge if the government doesn’t step up its game when it comes to artificial intelligence, according to a pair of oversight lawmakers.
Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., on Tuesday published a report detailing the current state of the country’s artificial intelligence ecosystem and offering recommendations for how government could steer and accomodate the technology’s development in the years ahead.
Artificial intelligence technologies are capable of disrupting every aspect of society and the United States must do more to maintain leadership in the area, the leaders of a House panel said in a report released Tuesday.