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Daily Archives: May 12, 2024

The Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health and Well‑Being

“The Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being emphasizes the connection between the well-being of workers and the health of organizations. It offers a foundation and resources that can be used by workplaces of any size, across any industry. Sustainable change must be driven by committed leaders in continuous collaboration with the valued workers who power each workplace. The most important asset in any organization is its people. By choosing to center their voices, we can ensure that everyone has a platform to thrive.” [scroll to bottom of the homepage to locate links to resource guides, presentation and related materials.]

See also The Burnout Crisis in Journalism: Solutions for Today’s Newsroom February 2024. A Reynolds Journalism Institute research-based set of solutions to prevent and mitigate burnout issues in journalism.

UK AI Safety Institute releases new AI safety evaluations platform

GOV.UK: “Global AI safety evaluations are set to be enhanced as the UK AI Safety Institute’s evaluations platform is made available to the global AI community today (Friday 10 May), paving the way for safe innovation of AI models. After establishing the world’s first state-backed AI Safety Institute, the UK is continuing the drive towards… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 11, 2024

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 11, 2024 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on… Continue Reading

Electricity 2024 – Analysis and forecast to 2026

International Energy Agency – Electricity 2024 Analysis and forecast to 2026 – “Electricity is central to the functioning of modern societies and economies – and its importance is only growing as technologies that run on electricity, such as electric vehicles and heat pumps, become increasingly popular. Power generation is currently the largest source of carbon… Continue Reading

10,000 websites, 10 years: Inside US govt behemoth plan to overhaul its online presence

Fast Company: “…According to the White House, as of last September, 45% of federal websites weren’t mobile friendly, 60% had possible accessibility issues, and 80% didn’t use the U.S. Web Design System code, the federal government’s design system meant to create a cohesive look and easy-to-understand user experience. A memo from President Joe Biden’s Office… Continue Reading

The Poisoning of the American Mind

The Poisoning of the American Mind, Lawrence M. Eppard – [excerpt] “Humans are hard-wired to look for information that they agree with (regardless of the information’s veracity), avoid information that makes them uncomfortable (even if that information is true), and interpret information in a manner that is most favorable to their sense of self. The… Continue Reading

Chemicals in car interiors may cause cancer and they’re required by US law

The Hill: “Tens of millions of Americans each day breathe in carcinogenic chemicals that are woven into the interiors of their cars, a new study has found. While opening a window can help reduce the risk, only reforms can keep people safe, researchers wrote in a study in Environmental Science and Technology.   Approximately 124 million Americans… Continue Reading

Dexa AI-powered podcast search engine

“Dexa’s AI-powered search engine was specifically built with multi-modal expert content in mind. We’re able to index, analyze and transcribe every conversation with such precision that we can tell users exactly who was speaking, what they said and when in the episode they said it. Already, more than 50,000 users are visiting Dexa’s site each… Continue Reading

Ordered back to the office, top tech talent left instead

Return to Office and the Tenure Distribution, David Van Dijcke1, Florian Gunsilius, and Austin Wright, Department of Economics, University of Michigan , Risk Analytics Division, Ipsos Public Affairs, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. May 7, 2024: “With the official end of the COVID-19 pandemic, debates about the return to office have taken… Continue Reading