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AI Is Starting to Pick Who Gets Laid Off
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AI Is Starting to Pick Who Gets Laid Off

A January survey of 300 human resources leaders at U.S. companies revealed that 98 percent of them say software and algorithms will help them make layoff decisions...

GitHub Is Beta Testing a Source Code Search Engine
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GitHub Is Beta Testing a Source Code Search Engine

GitHub, with more than more than 200 million repositories, is beta testing Blackbird, a search engine optimized for source code.

Amazon Will Only Hire Students, Recent Grads for Entry-Level Software Jobs
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Amazon Will Only Hire Students, Recent Grads for Entry-Level Software Jobs

Leaked emails show that Amazon is limiting entry-level software engineering positions to current students or recent graduates.

Top 10 Most Famous Computer Programmers of All Time
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Top 10 Most Famous Computer Programmers of All Time

An overview of the top 10 most famous computer programmers of all time.

IT Leaders Fear Malicious Use of ChatGPT by Foreign States
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IT Leaders Fear Malicious Use of ChatGPT by Foreign States

IT leaders are concerned about the potential for malicious use of the ChatGPT chatbot by foreign states, according to a study by Blackberry.

OpenAI Has Hired an Army of Contractors to Make Basic Coding Obsolete
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OpenAI Has Hired an Army of Contractors to Make Basic Coding Obsolete

OpenAI has hired roughly 1,000 remote contractors over the past six months, including computer programmers who are creating data for OpenAI's models to learn software...

ChatGPT Is Now Finding, Fixing Bugs in Code
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ChatGPT Is Now Finding, Fixing Bugs in Code

Researchers asked ChatGPT to find bugs in sample code and suggest a fix. They found it works better than existing automated program repair approaches, fixing 31...

Replacing a SQL Analyst With 26 Recursive GPT Prompts
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Replacing a SQL Analyst With 26 Recursive GPT Prompts

Ken Van Haren describes experimenting with GPT-3 to see if it could entirely replace a dreaded "analytics on-call" rotation.

Developers Should Use Memory-Safe Languages, Report Says
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Developers Should Use Memory-Safe Languages, Report Says

Developers should commit to using memory-safe languages for new products and tools, according to a study from Consumer Reports, which provided a set of recommendations...

Method Gives Workplace Assignments to Synthetic Populations
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Method Gives Workplace Assignments to Synthetic Populations

Researchers in Japan have developed a way to assign workplaces to individuals in computer-generated synthetic populations.

Why Software Developer Is the No. 1 Job of 2023
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Why Software Developer Is the No. 1 Job of 2023

Software developer is the top job of 2023, according to U.S. News & World Report's 100 Best Jobs rankings. The median salary is $120,730.

Four Career Paths for Software Developers on the Move
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Four Career Paths for Software Developers on the Move

Developers looking to leverage their coding experience and advance to the next stage of their career have a variety of options, including developer advocate, technical...

The People Behind the Patents
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The People Behind the Patents

MITRE, which has been granted more than 270 patents through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, believes "innovation lies at the intersection of diversity and...

College Student's App Can Tell Whether AI Wrote an Essay
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College Student's App Can Tell Whether AI Wrote an Essay

Edward Tian, a 22-year-old computer science student at Princeton, has built an app that detects whether an essay is written by the AI-powered language model ChatGPT...

The Engineers Are Bloggers Now
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The Engineers Are Bloggers Now

Cristian Velazquez, a software engineer for Uber, helped fix an important issue for the company's software in 2021. Then Uber asked him to write about it on the...

Software Engineer Arrested for Felony Theft Inspired by Cult Movie
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Software Engineer Arrested for Felony Theft Inspired by Cult Movie

A former software engineer with Zulily, Ernie Castro, has been charged with stealing more than $300,000 from the Seattle company in a scheme straight out of the...

Machine Learning Could Create the Perfect Game Bosses
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Machine Learning Could Create the Perfect Game Bosses

Romain Trachel and Alexandre Peyrot, machine-learning specialists at Eidos-Sherbrooke, have demonstrated a game tool that combines machine learning with a feature...

OpenAI's ChatGPT Raises Alarm Over Student Cheating
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OpenAI's ChatGPT Raises Alarm Over Student Cheating

Universities need new ways to assess and respond to threats to academic integrity posed by AI tools that students could use to cheat on written assignments.

Study Finds AI-Assisted Code Is More Likely to be Buggy
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Study Finds AI-Assisted Code Is More Likely to be Buggy

Computer scientists from Stanford University have found that programmers who accept help from AI tools like Github Copilot produce less secure code than those who...

This Is Your Brain on Code
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This Is Your Brain on Code

MIT researchers are discovering which parts of the brain are engaged when a person evaluates a computer program.
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