November 28, 2023

Some Future Day: Closing the Digital Divide

Clyde Vanel is a New York State Assemblyman. He serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Internet and New Technology and Chairs the Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation. He has sponsored numerous landmark bills, such as legislation to create a robotics, automation and artificial intelligence commission; license high-risk AI systems; and create a cryptocurrency and blockchain study task force. He is focused on emerging technologies and works to close the digital divide among marginalized communities.

Vanel is an attorney, entrepreneur, and pilot from Queens. He is the owner and operator of Vanel Law Firm, P.C., he has extensive entrepreneurial experience, including owning and operating a restaurant and lounge, Vanel on First, in Lower Manhattan for five years., and he is also the founder of the New York Metro chapter of the Black Pilots of America, Inc.

In this episode, Marc and Clyde discuss the challenges and opportunities in closing the digital divide and supporting underprivileged communities. Join us as we uncover the potential of technology to shape a better future and empower individuals to build their own opportunities.

Key Topics:

  • Why we need to close the "Digital Divide"
  • How Assemblyman Vanel used artificial intelligence to draft a bill
  • How technology can help provide more access and opportunities for underprivileged communities
  • Why there is confusion over cryptocurrency
  • What we need to do to keep talent in the government

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