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Software Robots Are Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World
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Software Robots Are Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World

The latest wave of automation is building on advances in artificial intelligence and machine-learning that allow computers to perform tasks and make some of the...

Inventors Must Be Human, Federal Court Rules in Blow to AI
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Inventors Must Be Human, Federal Court Rules in Blow to AI

The term "individual" in the Patent Act refers only to humans, meaning an AI doesn't count as an inventor on a patentable invention, the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

Harvard-Educated Professor Is Propelling China's AI Ambitions
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Harvard-Educated Professor Is Propelling China's AI Ambitions

Andrew Yao has influenced some of the biggest Chinese startups, informed government policy, and molded a generation of academics.

U.K. Updates Digital Strategy to Address Skills Gap
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U.K. Updates Digital Strategy to Address Skills Gap

The U.K. will update its digital strategy for the first time since 2017 in a bid to attract tech talent to the country and encourage pension funds to invest in...

When Your Boss Becomes a Hologram
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When Your Boss Becomes a Hologram

Technology companies are developing holographic communication systems for businesses, with an eye on corporations forced by the pandemic to reconsider travel and...

Singapore Tech Salaries Jump 22% in Chase for Skilled Coders
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Singapore Tech Salaries Jump 22% in Chase for Skilled Coders

A report by NodeFlair and Quest Ventures found that salaries for software engineers in Singapore rose an average 22% last year, fueled by high demand for limited...

Tech Workers Arm Themselves With Salary Data
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Tech Workers Arm Themselves With Salary Data

Technology workers increasingly are gathering salary data amid an environment often hostile to open discussions about employee earnings.

Self-Described Bitcoin Creator Must Pay $100 Million in Suit
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Self-Described Bitcoin Creator Must Pay $100 Million in Suit

Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who claims he invented bitcoin, was told by a U.S. jury to pay $100 million in damages over claims that he cheated...

Apple Expands Outside of Silicon Valley As It Struggles to Recruit, Retain Talent
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Apple Expands Outside of Silicon Valley As It Struggles to Recruit, Retain Talent

Apple Inc. is ramping up efforts to decentralize out of Silicon Valley, recognizing that hiring and retaining talent will be one of the biggest challenges to its...

Algorithms Are the Boss for Many at Amazon
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Algorithms Are the Boss for Many at Amazon

At Amazon, machines are often the boss—hiring, rating, and firing millions of people with little or no human oversight.

Big Tech Enters Visa Fray to Save Jobs for Spouses of Foreign Workers
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Big Tech Enters Visa Fray to Save Jobs for Spouses of Foreign Workers

Big Tech is wading into a legal fight over visas in an attempt to preserve jobs of spouses of its foreign employees who are working in the U.S.

South Koreans Must Learn to Work Alongside Robots, Minister Says
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South Koreans Must Learn to Work Alongside Robots, Minister Says

South Korean citizens must learn how to work alongside machines if they want to thrive in a post-pandemic world, says Minister of Employment and Labor Lee Jae-kap...

Biden Lets Trump's H-1B Visa Ban Expire in Win for Tech
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Biden Lets Trump's H-1B Visa Ban Expire in Win for Tech

U.S. President Joe Biden allowed a ban enacted by former President Donald Trump on H-1B visas used by technology companies to expire on Wednesday.

Amazon Is Hiring Hardware Team for Its Own Quantum Computer
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Amazon Is Hiring Hardware Team for Its Own Quantum Computer

Amazon has been on a hiring spree to staff an internal quantum computing group, laying the groundwork for its own quantum system.

Microsoft Develops a 'Virtual Commute' for Remote Workers
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Microsoft Develops a 'Virtual Commute' for Remote Workers

Microsoft's Teams software offers pandemic weary users ways to wind down at the end of the work day.

Work-From-Home Crises Puts IT Department in the Spotlight
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Work-From-Home Crises Puts IT Department in the Spotlight

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust IT support teams into a new role: corporate saviors.

Majority of Promising AI Startups Are Still Based in the U.S.
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Majority of Promising AI Startups Are Still Based in the U.S.

The most promising startups using artificial intelligence are U.S.-based companies working in the fields of health care, retail, and transportation, according to...

Robots Are Catching Up to Humans in the Jobs Race
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Robots Are Catching Up to Humans in the Jobs Race

A study from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco states that increased adoption of robotics and automation equipment has been a substantial driver of the...

Why Tech Companies Are Raiding Animal Research Labs
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Why Tech Companies Are Raiding Animal Research Labs

Neuroscientists studying birds, mice, and fish are landing seven-figure salaries to help advance artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and more.

iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company
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iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company

After two decades in development, chipmakers are making a costly bet on a technology that will cram even more transistors onto silicon.
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