• This Week In Tech Policy

    • Boulder e-scooter demos helping city officials craft regulations to end ban
    • Despite a temporary ban on e-scooter companies operating in the city, packs of riders have been rolling up and down streets for a couple hours at a time over the last two weeks, including midday Wednesday. The Boulder Chamber hosted one of five demonstrations on Wednesday in the Flatiron Business Park off of 55th Street with several e-scooter companies present with vehicles ready to test ride. Dozens of workers in the multi-building office complex turned out to take a spin, and some tried more than one or all of the five e-scooter brands featured at the event.

    • Griswold will drop QR codes from ballots to boost cybersecurity
    • Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold today announced that Colorado will become the first state in the country to stop using ballots with QR codes. The removal of QR codes will increase the security of vote tabulation and ensure voters can accurately verify that their ballots are correctly marked, according to a news release issued by the Secretary of State’s office. According to the release, it’s a first-in-the nation added security measure to thwart foreign countries trying to exploit voting vulnerabilities.

    • Cory Gardner: Cybersecurity is everyone’s problem. So why are women underrepresented in the field?
    • Cybersecurity is everyone’s problem, regardless of gender. The individual safety and national security of men and women alike are at risk from increasingly sophisticated — and frequent — cyberattacks across industries, including finance, communications, law, medicine and defense. So why are women so underrepresented in the field, making up only 20 percent of the cybersecurity workforce?

    • Atari founder, governor play pong with the future of work in the artificial intelligence age
      The artificial intelligence revolution isn’t coming, it’s already here. Take it from Gov. Jared Polis, a veteran of the tech startup scene introduced as Colorado’s “innovator in chief” Wednesday at a Denver Startup Week panel on the evolution of technology and its impact on everyday life.