December 11, 2023

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/6/2023

› USF to enhance skillset of soaring tech workforce with new AI certificate program
Tampa Bay has become a magnet for tech start-ups – an industry growing more quickly than the talent pool, especially in artificial intelligence (AI). In response to this demand, the University of South Florida has launched a graduate certificate program in AI for working professionals in the technology sector interested in enhancing their skillset.

› California attorney general says Florida responsible for flying migrants to Sacramento
California’s attorney general said the state of Florida appears to have arranged for a group of South American migrants to be dropped off outside a Sacramento church. “While this is still under investigation, we can confirm these individuals were in possession of documentation purporting to be from the government of the State of Florida,” Attorney General Rob Bonta said.

› Brightline buying land in Titusville, developing residential neighborhood in Cocoa
Aspects of Brightline's future plans in Brevard County, although in full swing, still remain opaque. Test runs of the passenger train hurtling at speeds over 100 mph have become common and rumors of a future stop in Cocoa (as well as lobbying from Melbourne) continue to swirl, but Brightline's moves don't stop there. Recent land acquisitions in Cocoa and Titusville have prompted both questions and insights into the company's future in Brevard.

› 'Beyond King Tut' opens June 9 in Jacksonville. Here's what you need to know.
A taste of old Egypt comes to Jacksonville this month when "Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Show" opens at the NoCo Center downtown. It's an immersive show put together with cooperation from the National Geographic Society, using projection technology to flash enormous moving images onto the floors and walls of the main hall, similar to the "Beyond Van Gogh" show that ran earlier this year in the same venue.

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