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New York needs to be reimagined with technology and job training

October 20, 2020

New York needs to be reimagined with technology and job training

Although there’s no doubt we must focus on addressing immediate problems (schools, contact tracing, saving small businesses), we also should put thought into New York’s future. People now need speedy, affordable internet connections to do their job, go to school, pay bills and get through each day. The areas that we should invest in include cybersecurity, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, transportation and smart manufacturing. Cyber threats, for example, are now a regular vulnerability for businesses and governments alike. New York has nearly unlimited investment resources, and state and local leaders have shown their appreciation for what tech can do. If the tech economy is to be inclusive, we’ll need to put as much emphasis on teaching people the requisite skills as we do teaching them arithmetic. Not only will tech companies continue to grow, but so too will tech aid and fuel the growth of every other kind of business.

Article from Crain’s New York Business.