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How It Feels to Build a Videogame and Watch It Die
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How It Feels to Build a Videogame and Watch It Die

How do developers feel about working for years on videogames that fail and vanish for reasons beyond their control? "Disappointing and frustrating," one said.

To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds
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To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds

Data scientists, coders, and other techies could prove decisive in future conflicts — if Uncle Sam can recruit them.

China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses
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China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses

Gig workers in China are using food-delivery platforms' data-driven systems, mass WeChat groups, and unofficial unions to fight unfair conditions.

After the Great Resignation, Tech Firms Are Getting Desperate
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After the Great Resignation, Tech Firms Are Getting Desperate

Faced with a shortage of qualified workers and fierce competition for talent, tech companies are laying on benefit after benefit to get new recruits through the...

The Four-Day Week Is Flawed. Workers Still Want It
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The Four-Day Week Is Flawed. Workers Still Want It

Employees generally approve of four-day workweeks, but say there are downsides to high-intensity work.

This 22-Year-Old Builds Chips in His Parents' Garage
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This 22-Year-Old Builds Chips in His Parents' Garage

22-year-old Sam Zeloof used a collection of salvaged and homemade equipment to produce a chip with 1,200 transistors. Next up: a chip on the scale of Intel's historic...

Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center
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Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center

Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru has launched the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute that she says will ask questions others won't about the responsible...

Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration Instead
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Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration Instead

Tech workers at companies offering remote-work products or services have faced higher demand, along with higher expectations from customers, throughout the pandemic...

Anna Lytical Is a TikTok Star Teaching Coding In Drag
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Anna Lytical Is a TikTok Star Teaching Coding In Drag

Aiming to demystify STEM subjects and bring much-needed diversity to the field, Anna Lytical teaches coding on YouTube and TikTok.

Samsung Has Its Own AI-Designed Chip. Soon, Others Will Too
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Samsung Has Its Own AI-Designed Chip. Soon, Others Will Too

Samsung and other chipmakers are using artificial intelligence to automate the complex and subtle process of designing cutting-edge computer chips.

NIST Wants to Measure Trust in AI
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NIST Wants to Measure Trust in AI

The National Institutes of Standards and Technology wants to quantify user trust in artificial intelligence.

Peanut the Waiter Robot Is Proof That Your Job Is Safe
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Peanut the Waiter Robot Is Proof That Your Job Is Safe

Restaurants are struggling to hire people, so one Jersey Shore grill employed a machine. It confirms that humans remain indispensable.

It's True. Everyone IS Multitasking on Their Video Calls
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It's True. Everyone IS Multitasking on Their Video Calls

A Microsoft study finds that remote workers multitask more frequently during videoconferences when the group is large and the meeting runs long.

DeepMind Wants to Use AI to Transform Soccer
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DeepMind Wants to Use AI to Transform Soccer

Alphabet-owned DeepMind is working with Liverpool to bring computer vision and statistical learning to the high-stakes world of sports.

AI Groups Say They'll Spurn Google Funding
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AI Groups Say They'll Spurn Google Funding

Three groups focused on increasing diversity in artificial intelligence say they will no longer take funding from Google.

How a Former Netflix IT Exec Built a Brazen Bribery Scheme
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How a Former Netflix IT Exec Built a Brazen Bribery Scheme

Netflix's former vice president of IT operations faces 20 years in prison for taking more than $500,000 in bribes and kickbacks from technology vendors in exchange...

Amazon's AI Guru Is So Totally Over the Turing Test
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Amazon's AI Guru Is So Totally Over the Turing Test

Rohit Prasad, VP and head scientist of Amazon Alexa AI, has been on a crusade to declare the Turing test obsolete.

The AI Research Paper Was Real. The 'Coauthor' Wasn't
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The AI Research Paper Was Real. The 'Coauthor' Wasn't

An AI researcher at IBM found his name on two papers with which he had no connection.

If Work Is Going Remote, Why Is Big Tech Still Building?
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If Work Is Going Remote, Why Is Big Tech Still Building?

Google, Facebook, and others promise more flexibility to work from home. But they're charging ahead with plans for more offices.

Job Screening Service Halts Facial Analysis of Applicants
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Job Screening Service Halts Facial Analysis of Applicants

HireVue, a provider of software that screens job candidates based on an algorithmic assessment, is killing off the controversial feature of its software that analyzes...
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