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Researchers Improve Method for Removing Gender Bias in NLP
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Researchers Improve Method for Removing Gender Bias in NLP

Researchers at the University of Alberta developed a methodology that eliminates gender bias from text while retaining other critical contextual data in natural...

Charisma Matters Most in Managers' Video Communication
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Charisma Matters Most in Managers' Video Communication

A study of managers' leadership tactics and their choice of communications channel on staff performance found that charismatic video communication led to higher...

Impact of Programming on Primary Mathematics Learning
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Impact of Programming on Primary Mathematics Learning

A study investigating the value of programming as a learning vehicle for mathematics in grades four and five found that programming did not benefit mathematics...

MIT Spokes Cycles Across the Country to Teach STEM Classes
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MIT Spokes Cycles Across the Country to Teach STEM Classes

Six student members of MIT Spokes rode their bicycles 3,800 miles across the United States this summer to teach STEM classes at learning festivals, summer camps...

Researchers to Follow the Trail of Misinformation
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Researchers to Follow the Trail of Misinformation

An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Boleslaw Szymanski of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will examine the flow of misinformation in social media,...

Women Are Stalling Out on the Way to the Top
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Women Are Stalling Out on the Way to the Top

Despite gains made in gender diversity in Fortune 100 companies, the distribution of women remains uneven across types of leadership roles, with most women relegated...

Scientists Develop Model That Adjusts Videogame Difficulty Based on Player Emotions
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Scientists Develop Model That Adjusts Videogame Difficulty Based on Player Emotions

A research team from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology developed DDA agents that adjust a videogame's difficulty to maximize a player's affective...

The Way You Talk to Your Child About Math Matters
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The Way You Talk to Your Child About Math Matters

Encouraging children with responses related to their personal traits or innate abilities may dampen their math motivation and achievement over time, according to...

Chinese Game Company Appoints Humanoid Robot as Its CEO
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Chinese Game Company Appoints Humanoid Robot as Its CEO

China-based mobile game company NetDragon Websoft has appointed an AI-powered virtual humanoid robot named Ms. Tang Yu as CEO of subsidiary Fujian NetDragon Websoft...

PetTrack Lets Owners Know Where Their Dog Is
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PetTrack Lets Owners Know Where Their Dog Is

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology developed the PetTrack system which uses a combination of sensors to tell pet owners where their animal is in...

Using Mathematics to Resolve Human Conflicts
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Using Mathematics to Resolve Human Conflicts

Game theory mathematics is being adapted through big data to resolve highly contentious issues between people and the environment.

Analysis Suggests Remote Work May Stifle Innovation
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Analysis Suggests Remote Work May Stifle Innovation

The types of work relationships that encourage innovation tend to be hard hit when workers go remote, according to a study conducted at MIT.

Lab Leaders Wrestle With Paucity of Postdocs
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Lab Leaders Wrestle With Paucity of Postdocs

A complex mix of politics, economics, and shifting career priorities has made it hard for principal investigators and high-profile scientists to recruit new lab...

Can You Get a Master's Degree in CS Without a CS Background?
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Can You Get a Master's Degree in CS Without a CS Background?

Master's degree programs in computer science generally look for applicants to have at least some experience in the field, but that's not a hard-and-fast requirement...

Researchers Develop Brain-Inspired Replay Code for Continual Learning
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Researchers Develop Brain-Inspired Replay Code for Continual Learning

Researchers designed brain-inspired replay code to implement continual learning in edge computing systems.

When Immersed in Sexual Harassment, Workers Can't Identify It
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When Immersed in Sexual Harassment, Workers Can't Identify It

Workers in the information and other industries with high levels of sexual harassment have a harder time identifying inappropriate workplace behavior, according...

Gender-Diverse Teams Produce More Novel, Higher-Impact Research, Study Shows
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Gender-Diverse Teams Produce More Novel, Higher-Impact Research, Study Shows

A research team's gender balance is an under-recognized, yet powerful indicator of novel and impactful scientific discoveries, according to an examination of about...

The Toxic Culture of Rejection in Computer Science
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The Toxic Culture of Rejection in Computer Science

A toxic culture has emerged in conference program committees that carry out the bulk of the peer reviewing in computer science, where conference publications dominate...

Tech Companies Tilt Power in Performance Review Shift
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Tech Companies Tilt Power in Performance Review Shift

Tech executives have been turning up the heat on employees by giving performance reviews more teeth. For staff used to being coddled with softball reviews, the...

The Kids Are Alright
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The Kids Are Alright

Big tech interns are upbeat about prospects despite turbulence.
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