SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — IBM is teaming up with San Jose State University in an exclusive agreement to prepare students and faculty for the newest emerging technologies. “This collaboration between IBM and San Jose State is perfect for us. We are the anchor institution in Silicon Valley providing the workforce,” said university President Mary Papazian. San Jose State already has the greatest number of graduates working at Silicon Valley companies. But what students learn in their tech courses here is often outdated within five years of their graduation. “We continuously have to upgrade ourselves and I think that’s why I’m here to learn more,” said graduate student Apoorva Banubakode. IBM will lend the university technology and experts in not only quantum computing, but other emerging fields like the internet of things, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cyber security and blockchain technology. “Our faculty and staff will be able … [Read more...] about IBM And San Jose State Partner To Advance Tech Education
In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, onlookers and police are at the scene of a fatal shooting in Vallejo, Calif. Police in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday were investigating two separate shooting deaths by police officers over the weekend. The Vallejo Police Department said officers were called Sunday to a gas station, where they found a man who had been shot by an off-duty Richmond police officer in the parking lot. He died at the scene. Authorities said the officer remained at the scene and that more than one gun was recovered. (Nate Gartrell/Bay Area News Group via AP) less In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, onlookers and police are at the scene of a fatal shooting in Vallejo, Calif. Police in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday were investigating two separate shooting ... more Photo: Nate Gartrell, AP … [Read more...] about San Francisco Bay Area officers kill 2 in separate shootings
SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — Chicano student activists from the 1960s returned to campus on Friday to celebrate a milestone event at San Jose State University. “We believed at the time, that we could change society,” said Dr. Armando Valdez, one of the organizers of the student walkout at the 1968 San Jose State Commencement exercises. The students protested over the under representation of Mexican Americans on college campuses and the over “The graduating seniors of ’68 that were Chicanos were less than one percent. A real inequity there. Conversely, Chicano casualties in Vietnam were over 22 percent,” Valdez said. But tensions between the students and the university grew as student demands for community outreach, Chicano studies courses and more Chicano faculty were ignored. It came to a head on graduation day. Grainy film footage from that days shows larges squads of San Jose Police officers and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputies were on hand in … [Read more...] about 1960s-Era Chicano Student Activists Celebrate Historic SJSU Graduation Protest
Overturned vehicles on Highway 101 in Marin County and Highway 85 in the South Bay blocked lanes Tuesday morning, slowing the early commute and prompting the California Highway Patrol to issue severe traffic alerts. All lanes on 101 were reopened at 6:40 a.m., according to the CHP but traffic was still slow in the area. In the South Bay, an overturned vehicle on Highway 85 north at the Union Avenue off-ramp in San Jose closed four lanes just before 5 a.m. Only the left lane of the freeway is open. The CHP has no estimate on when the lanes will reopen. The 101 crash involved a vehicle that overturned and caught fire just before the eastbound Interstate 580 interchange shortly before 5 a.m. Minor injuries were reported and the crash blocked the two right lanes of traffic. Michael Cabanatuan is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @ctuan Related Stories LocalBy Alejandro SerranoCrash with injuries prompts severe traffic alert on Hwy. 85 … [Read more...] about Overturned vehicles cause traffic alerts on Highway 101 and Highway 85
Lyft is bringing its rentable, pedal-assist electric bikes back to San Francisco five months after several battery fires forced the company to pull them from service. The e-bikes were only in service for two months when Lyft pulled a thousand of them from service to investigate a handful of reported battery fires. The bikes were also pulled from San Jose and Oakland. Lyft had previously been forced to ground its fleet of e-bikes in New York and Washington, DC after a braking malfunction injured several riders. It is still unclear when those bikes will be returned to service. Last week, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) said it struck a four-year deal with Lyft to operate a “hybrid” model of bike-sharing that includes docked and dockless bikes. Under the agreement, Lyft will begin to deploy 4,000 e-bikes in December, with a fuller rollout expected by April 2020. After investigating the “root causes” of the battery fires, Lyft said it … [Read more...] about E-bikes are coming back to San Francisco after Lyft resolves issues with battery fires
A cafe in downtown San Francisco uses swinging robotic arms to make lattes. Companies are competing to build software for self-driving cars. At UC Berkeley, a delivery app’s four-wheeled, cooler-size bots ferry burritos, Big Macs and bubble tea to students. Robots and artificial intelligence are starting to come for the Bay Area’s jobs — a theory endorsed by a new report from management consultancy McKinsey & Co., which suggests that at least 907,000 jobs could be lost to automation in the San Francisco and San Jose metropolitan areas by 2030. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the Bay Area will be less hard hit than most of the rest of the country. The region’s job loss equates to 21.5% of the workforce, below the projected rate of 22.9% for California and the national rate of 23%. New jobs will also arrive. Through the next decade, according to McKinsey’s report, the San Francisco metro area could see a 12% net increase in new jobs, … [Read more...] about Robots kill jobs. Will the Bay Area be better off for it?