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By Lars Wecks December 7, 2018 Once upon a time, it was the stuff of science fiction. The dystopian worlds of writers like Asimov and Ballard envisioned a time when many human occupations would be made redundant, replaced by technology. But, unlike travel by jet pack and a colony on the moon, this does seem like a prediction that could well come...
Once Artificial Intelligence really takes off, retail will never be the same again Getty Here's a question for the digital age: in a car crash involving an autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian, who dies? The pedestrian or the passengers? Well, let's hope neither because I for one wouldn't wish to be faced with that conundrum but it needs answering before we witness...
    I had several news organizations call and/or email for a statement on the departure of Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen.  I hastily put together my thoughts, and wrote:   “Professional Educators of Tennessee appreciates the contributions of Commissioner Candice McQueen.  Commissioner McQueen is one of the most visible members of the Haslam Administration.   She took over the Department during...
(Picture courtesy of Frankworks of President Trump's Nashville visit) By Investors Business Daily, Taxes: Critics of the Trump tax cuts said they would blow a hole in the deficit. Yet individual income taxes climbed 6% in the just-ended fiscal year 2018, as the economy grew faster and created more jobs than expected. The Treasury Department reported this week that individual income tax...
  NASHVILLE — Tennessee's presumed next House speaker, Republican Glen Casada, has a personal take on the controversy over state GOP leaders' desire that legislators require voters to register by party and restrict primary elections to party voters. The veteran Franklin lawmaker said the would-be candidate "that wanted to run against me in the primary had a history of voting...
By WMCActionNews5.com Staff | December 6, 2018 at 4:53 PM CST - Updated December 6 at 7:30 PM MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Tennessee Governor-Elect Bill Lee was in Memphis on Thursday as the keynote speaker at an annual luncheon put on by the Greater Memphis Chamber. The visit marked Lee's first time back in Memphis since his election...
Leigh Vogel/Drum Major Institute for Public Policy Andrew Young, former congressional lawmaker, U.N. ambassador and Atlanta mayor, in 2011. In cities across the U.S., calls to take down monuments to Confederate leaders are growing louder since the deadly events in Charlottesville, Va. One of the most dramatic monuments to the Confederacy is called Stone Mountain, in northern Georgia. It's sort...
  By Bobbie Patray Earlier this week, I told you about an encouraging new report from the CDC announcing that abortions have hit an all-time low since Roe v. Wade was decided back in 1973. It seems that more babies are being saved than ever before! With your continued support and involvement, the pro-life movement is gaining momentum and changing the hearts and...
State Representative Mike Sparks of Tennessee(R-Smyrna) wrote a letter to President Donald Trump-related to the president's visit last week. Below is a copy of what was stated by Rep. Sparks: Dear President Trump, It was a great honor to have you visit the great state of Tennessee earlier this week. As you may know, Tennesseans overwhelming supported you during the last...
I just read that Amazon is testing cashier-less technology in larger stores after it opened its first cashier-less store, Amazon Go, in Seattle at the beginning of the year.  With minor glitches to the system in its trial phase last year, Amazon Go has gone ahead as planned and it is catching on wildly.  What’s not to like about going...

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