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Transformative technology: The Leonardo unveils a new immersive exhibit about AI
Science

Transformative technology: The Leonardo unveils a new immersive exhibit about AI

Estimated read time: 5-6 minutesSALT LAKE CITY — Artificial intelligence has inarguably become a hot-button topic in the past year with many having their reservations about fully embracing the rapidly growing technology for fear that it may make humans less relevant.In contrast, the newest interactive exhibit at The Leonardo, "Into the Mind of Artificial Intelligence," envisions how mankind and AI could instead form a symbiotic relationship that would lead to a Utopian society."It feels to me that we've done a lot of big shows in this museum," said Alexandra Hess, the executive director of the Salt Lake art, culture and science museum, about the importance she says the newest exhibit holds in terms of being ab...
Is Salt Lake City becoming a dining and entertainment destination? New report outlines its growth
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Is Salt Lake City becoming a dining and entertainment destination? New report outlines its growth

Estimated read time: 7-8 minutesSALT LAKE CITY — Downtown Salt Lake City continues to grow in size and population, as several new skyscrapers have sprouted from the ground and are now reshaping the city's skyline as construction teams work to finish them.But that's not the only thing growing. Along with an uptick in population, city government and business leaders say Salt Lake City is quickly becoming a destination for shopping, dining, bars and entertainment. In fact, visitors accounted for about 61% of the 16.6 million people who came to downtown last year, according to the 2023 Downtown Economic Benchmark Report that the Salt Lake City Downtown Alliance published Thursday.Other key highlights in the report...
‘Heartbeat of the city’ brings farmers and businesses together
Business

‘Heartbeat of the city’ brings farmers and businesses together

Estimated read time: 3-4 minutesSALT LAKE CITY — When Jorge Fierro started selling "De La Olla" pinto beans at the Salt Lake City Downtown Farmers Market 25 years ago, he was one of just a couple dozen vendors.This summer, he is one of more than 200 sellers helping to make up the largest farmers market in Utah."The way that it has grown is incredible," Fierro said. "Back in the day, it was just a way to make extra cash for the holidays … Now, some of us live off of it and see it as an economic tool to launch businesses."The market returned for its 32nd season on Saturday at Pioneer Park, 50 W. 300 South in Salt Lake City. It will run 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekly through Oct. 21."This is one of Salt Lake's instituti...
Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery
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Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutesALTA — Alta Ski Area is installing new avalanche towers to better protect skiers and to phase out old military artillery.This summer, the resort is installing five Wyssen avalanche towers around Mt. Baldy from the Switzerland-based company, according to Mike Maughan, Alta's general manager. Alta installed three last summer in the Supreme area of the mountain, and several more will be installed next year.Several howitzers — long-range military weapons that launch a projectile — are currently in use in Little Cottonwood Canyon to trigger controlled avalanches."Mov(ing) away from anything that's shooting a projectile in the air is a safer, better way to do avalanche mitigation work," Maughan said.This winter will be the ...