Stories tagged: "technology"

The CHIPS Act will give $52 billion in subsidies in hopes of incentivizing manufacturers to move or expand their production in the U.S. (Getty Images)
Explainer: What is the Chips Act? What Will it do for Michigan?

Michigan’s automotive industry may get a big boost after the US House voted on Thursday to pass the Chips and Science Act.

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Semiconductor Shortages Have Hobbled the Auto Industry. Michigan Leaders Are Trying to Fix It.

The semiconductor shortage has limited auto production and driven up prices for available cars.

Want to Help Your Neighbors in Michigan? There’s an App for That.

Mike VanMiddlesworth of Plymouth and his team have created an app that allows Michiganders to “lend each other a hand” like never before.

Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack. Photo via Michigan Courts.
How the Coronavirus Revolutionized Michigan’s Courts

Michigan's Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack is modernizing courts with things like online dispute resolution and livestreamed trials.

A person holds up their phone during a rally in support of data privacy outside the Apple store Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Michigan Voters Will Decide on Data Protections in November

Should electronic data and communication be safe from unreasonable search and seizure? Get to the polls and have your say.

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Here’s What Wayne State Is Giving Their Students to Make It Through Fall Semester

New technology will help students work from home and avoid crowds on campus.

In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Silkie Carlo, left, demonstrates in front of a mobile police facial recognition facility outside a shopping centre in London. A Black man who says he was unjustly arrested because facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a suspected shoplifter is calling for a public apology from Detroit police. And for the department to abandon its use of the controversial technology. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan, File)
Facial Recognition Got a Detroit Man Falsely Arrested. Now He Wants the Cops to Abandon It.

Robert Williams’ “shocking” arrest in front of his wife and young daughters came after software flagged his photo as a likely match to a shoplifting suspect. Now he’s calling for a public apology — and an end to the controversial practice.