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Robots Will Take Jobs, but Not as Fast as Some Fear, New Report Says
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Robots Will Take Jobs, but Not as Fast as Some Fear, New Report Says

The march of automation will displace jobs more gradually than some alarming forecasts suggest.

Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs, and We're Not Ready for It
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Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs, and We're Not Ready for It

The McDonald's on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn/t look all that different from any of the fast-food chain's other locations...

Innovators Wanted: Machine Learning, IoT Jobs on the Rise
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Innovators Wanted: Machine Learning, IoT Jobs on the Rise

The job market for machine learning and artificial intelligence-related positions is heating up.

Attackers Can Make It Impossible to Dial 911
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Attackers Can Make It Impossible to Dial 911

A new cyberattack strategy can block access to 911 emergency services by exploiting vulnerabilities in the system.

PCAST Releases Report on Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors
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PCAST Releases Report on Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors

The Computing Research Association has been involved in shaping public policy of relevance to computing research for more than two decades.

The U.S. Goes All-In on Tech Inclusion
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The U.S. Goes All-In on Tech Inclusion

A wave of U.S. federal funding aims to make the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields more inclusive.

Drones Inspired by Insects Could Keep Flying Even When Damaged
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Drones Inspired by Insects Could Keep Flying Even When Damaged

Researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands programmed a robotic fly to mimic insects with different levels of wing damage, enabling them to examine...

2016 Robotics Roadmap and the National Robotics Initiative 2.0
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2016 Robotics Roadmap and the National Robotics Initiative 2.0

An updated version of the 2009 "A Roadmap for U.S. Robotics, From Internet to Robotics" report was released in November, expanding on the topics discussed in the...

The Gender Gap in Computer Science Is Hurting U.S. Businesses
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The Gender Gap in Computer Science Is Hurting U.S. Businesses

Women's share of the computer science workforce continues to fall despite efforts to expand computing education for children and young adults, according to research...

Silicon Valley Reckons With Its Political Power
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Silicon Valley Reckons With Its Political Power

On Sept. 12, 2016, there was a momentary realignment in the constellation of global business.

New Technology Coordinates Drones in Team Missions
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New Technology Coordinates Drones in Team Missions

West Virginia University researchers have developed a genetic algorithm to mobilize unmanned aerial vehicles in team missions.

Why the Computing Cloud Will Keep Growing and Growing
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Why the Computing Cloud Will Keep Growing and Growing

Jeff Bezos of Amazon, along with a couple of his rivals, may eventually control much of the $1 trillion global market for business computers and software.

Apple and Nokia Battle Over Cellphone Patents
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Apple and Nokia Battle Over Cellphone Patents

Apple's iPhone is a technological marvel.

The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It's Automation.
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The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It's Automation.

The first job that Sherry Johnson, 56, lost to automation was at the local newspaper in Marietta, Ga., where she fed paper into the printing machines and laid out...

Nvidia Surges in 2016 Using Graphics Chips to Challenge IntelĀ 
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Nvidia Surges in 2016 Using Graphics Chips to Challenge IntelĀ 

When Paulina Sliwinska, a fund manager at Edinburgh-based Baillie Gifford & Co., made the trip to Silicon Valley looking for the next big thing in technology, she...

Report Urges States to Take Action on Computer Science Education
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Report Urges States to Take Action on Computer Science Education

The Southern Regional Education Board has published a report recommending actions states and schools can take to help more young people learn computer science. ...

Underwater Radio, Anyone?
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Underwater Radio, Anyone?

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to build wireless radio transmitters in environments that have previously thwarted communication.

The Man Behind the Internet
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The Man Behind the Internet

A chat with worldwide pioneer Vinton Cerf.

Meet The Municipal Chief Digital Officer
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Meet The Municipal Chief Digital Officer

Finally, someone to make cities’ technology relevant.
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