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Microsoft CorporationAppleton Greene

Around the world, 2020 has emerged as one of the most challenging years in many of our lifetimes. In six months, the world has endured multiple challenges, including a pandemic that has spurred a global economic crisis. As societies reopen, it’s apparent that the economy in July will not be what it was in January. Increasingly, one of the key steps needed to foster a safe and successful economic recovery is expanded access to the digital skills needed to fill new jobs. And one of the keys to a genuinely inclusive recovery are programs to provide easier access to digital skills for people hardest hit by job losses, including those with lower incomes, women, and underrepresented minorities. Microsoft launched a global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of 2020 to help foster a safe, successful and inclusive economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The project — the largest skills initiative in Microsoft’s history — brings together every part of the company, combining existing and new resources from LinkedIn, GitHub and Microsoft. It uses data to identify which jobs are in demand and what skills are needed to fill them, and then provides free access to learning paths and content to help people develop those skills, followed by low-cost certifications and free job-seeking tools to help people with new skills pursue new jobs. Microsoft also outlined a vision for a connected system of learning with a new app in Microsoft Teams to help employers teach employees new skills through content from LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, third-party training providers and a company’s own learning content.

Appleton GreeneHealthPartners

HealthPartners’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of everyone in our community. We bring that mission to life in two main ways. We are providing better experiences for our members and patients, and we are making health care more affordable. We also: Ensure our members receive safe, effective care; Support best practices by developing evidence-based policies and programs; Verify our doctors’ credentials to ensure they have the appropriate education and background to care for our members; Implement quality improvement initiatives that help keep our members and patients healthy; Promote routine preventive care for adults and children; Support members and doctors in managing ongoing, chronic conditions. We are 26,000 people who believe in the power of good – of good deeds, good feelings and good people working together. Because when you have a true partner in health, you’re empowered. Getting good care in a clinic or hospital is important. But, it’s only a small part of what makes us healthy. Health also has to do with a good education, a good environment and a good community. That’s why we’re committed to working with those who are making good happen all around us. About 80 percent of health happens outside the doctor’s office. It’s influenced by behavior, where you live, your friends, family and finances. That’s why we partner to build homes. We provide interpreters for people who don’t speak English. And we bring STI screenings directly to homes. Because everyone deserves good health. Even if they don’t get to the doctor.

IBMAppleton Greene

We are the business and technology partners of choice. We integrate leading technology and IBM’s advanced R&D labs to transform your business into a digital enterprise. No one has helped more businesses grow globally. We deliver sustained value for clients that make a difference in the real world. Our experts in business, technology and industry use advanced technology to help you reduce cost and risk, achieve compliance, accelerate speed to market, create new revenue streams and establish a security-rich and reliable infrastructure that’s ready for AI and hybrid cloud. Enable remote working with digital workplace services. Create a digital workplace that enables employees to work agilely, collaboratively, and securely–with access to specialized support mechanisms to address increased digital workplace issues. With new technologies and innovative models, build a digital workplace with more personalized customer interactions and a multi-device, collaborative employee environment. At IBM, work is more than a job — it’s a calling. IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. For that reason, we manage the brand to be highly esteemed and valued by forward-thinking clients, employees, communities, investors and the general public worldwide.

Appleton GreeneGoogle

Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Today, in partnership with the U.S. National Science Foundation, we are announcing a National AI Research Institute for Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration. Google will provide $5 million in funding to support the Institute. We will also offer AI expertise, research collaborations, and Cloud support for Institute researchers and educators as they advance knowledge and progress in the field of AI. Studies show that humans and AI systems operating together can make smarter decisions than either acting alone. In the past few years we’ve seen the increasing use of AI to support people and their decision making in sectors like medicine, education, transportation and agriculture. Conversely, people also support AI systems and their decision making through training data and model design, testing and operation, and continued feedback and iteration on system performance. People and AI systems shape each other, and in order to realize the full potential of AI for social benefit, positive and productive human-AI interaction and collaboration is critical. Google has been working in this area over the last several years, publishing hundreds of research papers in human-computer interaction and visualization; bringing industry and academic experts together at events like the PAIR Symposium and top research conferences; designing tools like Facets, the What-If Tool, and the Language Interpretability Tool to better understand datasets and models; creating the Model Card Toolkit for model transparency and a People + AI guidebook to support human-centered AI development; building better human-AI interfaces in our products like smart predictions in Gboard and auto-captioning with the Live Transcribe app; and enabling anyone to help make AI-powered products more useful through efforts like Crowdsource and Translate Community. The Institute will support interdisciplinary research on a variety of modes of interaction between people and AI—like speech, written language, visuals and gestures—and how to make these interactions more effective. Importantly, the research, tools and techniques from the Institute will be developed with human-centered principles in mind: social benefit, inclusive design, safety and robustness, privacy, and high standards of scientific excellence, consistent with the Google AI Principles. Research projects in the Institute will engage a diverse set of experts, educate the next generation and promote workforce development, and broaden participation from underrepresented groups and institutions across the country. All research outcomes will be published to advance knowledge and progress in the field. U.S. universities and research institutions, individually and in collaboration, are welcome to apply. We are proud to partner with NSF in our ongoing efforts to promote innovation and technology leadership, and look forward to supporting many brilliant and creative ideas. That is why we believe that computing should power experiences through the everyday things around you—an idea we call “ambient computing.” That’s why we developed the Jacquard platform to deliver ambient computing in a familiar, natural way: By building it into things you wear, love and use every day.

Federal Communications CommissionAppleton Greene

The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the United States’ primary authority for communications law, regulation and technological innovation. In its work facing economic opportunities and challenges associated with rapidly evolving advances in global communications, the agency capitalizes on its competencies in: Promoting competition, innovation and investment in broadband services and facilities; Supporting the nation’s economy by ensuring an appropriate competitive framework for the unfolding of the communications revolution; Encouraging the highest and best use of spectrum domestically and internationally; Revising media regulations so that new technologies flourish alongside diversity and localism; Providing leadership in strengthening the defense of the nation’s communications infrastructure. Leadership: The agency is directed by five commissioners who are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The president also selects one of the commissioners to serve as chairman. Only three commissioners can be of the same political party at any given time and none can have a financial interest in any commission-related business. All commissioners, including the chairman, have five-year terms, except when filling an unexpired term. Organization: The commission is organized into bureaus and offices, based on function (see also Organizational Charts of the FCC). Bureau and office staff members regularly share expertise to cooperatively fulfill responsibilities such as: Developing and implementing regulatory programs; Processing applications for licenses and other filings; Encouraging the development of innovative services; Conducting investigations and analyzing complaints; Public safety and homeland security; Consumer information and education.