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Why Can't Tech Fix Its Gender Problem?
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Why Can't Tech Fix Its Gender Problem?

Despite the tech sector's great wealth and loudly self-proclaimed corporate commitments to the rights of women, LGBTQ+ people, and racial minorities, tech remains...

Facebook's Ad Algorithms Exclude Women From Seeing Certain Jobs
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Facebook's Ad Algorithms Exclude Women From Seeing Certain Jobs

Facebook's ad-delivery system is excluding women from seeing certain job opportunities without regard to their qualifications. That would be illegal under U.S....

Auditors Are Testing Hiring Algorithms for Bias
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Auditors Are Testing Hiring Algorithms for Bias

As more companies use AI-based hiring tools to manage the flood of job applicants, concerns that the tools may be biased has led to the proposal of an unproven...

You Can Now Practice Firing Someone in VR
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You Can Now Practice Firing Someone in VR

Virtual reality workplace training provider Talespin has developed virtual characters to train people in soft management skills such as firing employees.    ...

Science vs. the State: A Family Saga at the Caltech of China
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Science vs. the State: A Family Saga at the Caltech of China

Three generations of personal and political history show the tensions between the Communist Party's need for knowledge and its need for ideological control.

Nine Charts That Really Bring Home Just How Fast AI Is Growing
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Nine Charts That Really Bring Home Just How Fast AI Is Growing

With so much hype surrounding artificial intelligence today, it can be difficult to know where things actually stand. Fortunately, a report (.pdf) issued by a group...

Cyber-Skills Shortage Means Students Are Being Recruited to Fight Off Hackers
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Cyber-Skills Shortage Means Students Are Being Recruited to Fight Off Hackers

Students with little or no cybersecurity knowledge are being paired with easy-to-use AI software that lets them protect the Texas A&M campus from attack.

Why Robots Helped Donald Trump Win
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Why Robots Helped Donald Trump Win

Ronald Shrewsbery II used to be the Robot Doctor. Now he's known by the more bureaucratic-sounding title "WCM (World Class Manufacturing) Electrical Technical Specialist...

35 Innovators ­nder 35 2018
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35 Innovators ­nder 35 2018

We've been presenting our list of innovators under 35 for 18 years, long enough to spot some trends.

Finally, a ­seful Application For Vr: Training Employees
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Finally, a ­seful Application For Vr: Training Employees

If you've ever been inside a Walmart during the annual frenzy known as Black Friday, you know there's no way to truly prepare yourself for the crushing crowds and...

More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team ­p
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More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team ­p

Instead of just fretting about how robots and AI will eliminate jobs, we should explore new ways for humans and machines to collaborate, says Daniela Rus, director...

Andrew Ng Wants a New 'new Deal' to Combat Job Automation
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Andrew Ng Wants a New 'new Deal' to Combat Job Automation

Andrew Ng, formerly the head of AI for Chinese search giant Baidu and, before that, creator of Google's deep-learning Brain project, knows as well as anyone that...

Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?
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Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?

Kai-Fu Lee, one of China's best-known technologists and investors, thinks artificial intelligence is about to supplant many millions of the country's office workers...

IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI
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IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI

A new $240 million center at MIT may help advance the field of artificial intelligence by developing novel devices and materials to power the latest machine-learning...

The Myth of the Skills Gap
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The Myth of the Skills Gap

The contention that America's workers lack the skills employers demand is an article of faith among analysts, politicians, and pundits of every stripe, from conservative...

The Enduring Legacy of Zork
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The Enduring Legacy of Zork

In 1977, four recent MIT graduates who'd met at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science used the lab's PDP-10 mainframe to develop a computer game that captivated...

The President of Search Giant Baidu Has Global Plans
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The President of Search Giant Baidu Has Global Plans

Google and Facebook are household names around the world. Baidu? Not yet. Ya-Qin Zhang, president of China's leading search business, says Chinese companies can...

Why Google's Ceo Is Excited About Automating Artificial Intelligence
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Why Google's Ceo Is Excited About Automating Artificial Intelligence

Machine-learning experts are in short supply as companies in many industries rush to take advantage of recent strides in the power of artificial intelligence.

Europe's Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.
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Europe's Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.

A London-based software startup called Improbable is living up to its name.

Battle to Provide Chips For the AI Boom Heats ­p
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Battle to Provide Chips For the AI Boom Heats ­p

Jensen Huang beamed out over a packed conference hall in San Jose, California, on Wednesday as he announced his company's new chip aimed at accelerating artificial...
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