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‘My heart will forever break for you’- Families grieve as veil is lifted on identity of victims

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The innocent victims of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting have been identified

The world mourns the loss of 19 students and two adults whose lives were senselessly stolen in Uvalde, Texas.

Uvalde is just west of San Antonio and east of the U.S.-Mexican border.

Robb Elementary has students from 2nd through to 4th grades, with 535 pupils in the school year.

90% of the students are Hispanic and 81% come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

On the 24th of May 20-22, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire at the campus, killing 19 children and two adults.

The entire country is in mourning, as people from right around the world try to comprehend this senseless act of terror.

President Joe Biden will visit the community with his wife, Jill to meet with grieving families as some of the victims’ identities become known.

Uziyah Garcia

Uziyah Garcia was eight years old. His grandfather says he was the sweetest little boy he’s ever known, a fast little kid, who could catch a ball “so good”.

Uziyah Garcia

Xavier Lopez

Xavier Lopez was ten years of age. His cousin calls him a loving little boy, just enjoying life, not knowing that this tragedy was going to happen, bubbly and loved dancing with his brothers and mother.

Xavier Lopez

Amerie Jo Garza

Her father told the world his “little girl” had just turned 10 on May 10th.

He says his daughter is now flying high with the angels above, with a message to not take a minute for granted, “hug your family and tell them you love them”.

Amerie Jo Garza

Jose Flores

Jose was 10 years old.

Remembered as a “happy little boy” who loved his parents, loved his brothers and loved his life.

Jose Flores

Mackenna Lee Elrod

Mackenna’s sister says the 10-year-old was also one of the students killed.

She writes “my heart will forever break for you my love, I love you with my whole heart, have fun with your angels up in heaven”.

Mackenna Lee Elrod

Never forgotten

These are just some of the stories, and victims as the veil is gradually pulled back and the world is given a glimpse into the lives that have been taken and the livelihoods that have been destroyed.

21 innocent individuals lost their lives on May 24.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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OpenAI terminates AI risk protection team

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Less than a year after its inception, OpenAI has made the decision to dissolve its team dedicated to researching long-term risks associated with AI.

The team, formed with the intention of studying and mitigating potential risks stemming from advanced AI systems, was a notable part of OpenAI’s broader mission to ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly.

Dr Karen Sutherland from University of the Sunshine Coast #featured

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What are the biggest takeaways from the Second global AI summit?

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Top executives from leading tech companies committed to prioritising safety in the development and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies at the Second Global AI Summit.

During the summit, representatives from major corporations such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM outlined specific measures they will take to ensure that AI systems are developed and deployed responsibly.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss. #featured #trending

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Microsoft reporting for duty with top tier title

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Major Gamepass addition are on the way, with Call of Duty: Black Ops title.

Reports suggest this as the largest addition to the service since its launch, indicating a strategic effort to boost subscription numbers in a challenging market. The decision, likely to be officially announced during the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, reflects a shift in the gaming landscape and Microsoft’s commitment to Game Pass. Despite potential drawbacks such as upsetting existing subscribers and sacrificing direct sales revenue. #Featured #Trending

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