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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...

Researchers Present 'Trauma-Informed Computing' Framework
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Researchers Present 'Trauma-Informed Computing' Framework

Researchers have developed a framework that applies six key principles of trauma-informed approaches to computing which they say will benefit all users.

The Peer-Review Crisis
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The Peer-Review Crisis

The peer-review system, which relies on unpaid volunteers, has long been stressed. COVID-19 is making it worse — a lot worse. Possible solutions include paying...

Tech Firms Urged to Keep Women Safer Online
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Tech Firms Urged to Keep Women Safer Online

A study of online lives in the U.K. reveals that women are less confident about their online safety than men, more negatively affected by discriminatory, hateful...

Why Companies' Diversity Messages May Backfire
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Why Companies' Diversity Messages May Backfire

Companies that make a business case for their diversity efforts can undermine the sense of belonging for current and potential employees from underrepresented groups...

Microsoft Drops Non-Compete Clauses and NDAs from Employee Contracts
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Microsoft Drops Non-Compete Clauses and NDAs from Employee Contracts

Microsoft will no longer add non-compete clauses in its contracts for employees in the United States, and is  ending the practice of having workers sign non-disclosure...

U.K. Starts Four-Day Work Week Trial
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U.K. Starts Four-Day Work Week Trial

Thousands of U.K. workers started a four-day work week on Monday (June 6) with no cut in pay in what organizers call the largest trial of its kind in the world....

An Education Revolution Without Teachers?
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An Education Revolution Without Teachers?

Despite claims from the government about a "revolution" in the education sector of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, there are no computer teachers in government...

'There's Never Been a Better Time to Look for a New Job'
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'There's Never Been a Better Time to Look for a New Job'

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics latest jobs report signal that it's never been a better time for employees to find a new job, with better wages and more opportunities...

Indian Student Wins World's Largest Coding Competition
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Indian Student Wins World's Largest Coding Competition

Kalash Gupta, a computer science and engineering student at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, has been named the winner of the TCS CodeVita season 10 global...

TomTom to Cut 500 Jobs Due to Improved Automation
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TomTom to Cut 500 Jobs Due to Improved Automation

TomTom will cut 500 jobs due to improvements in automating its mapmaking activities, the Dutch company said, adding that the cuts would amount to around 10% of...

Tech Companies Lay Off Workers at Highest Rate Since 2020
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Tech Companies Lay Off Workers at Highest Rate Since 2020

Technology companies in May axed employees at the highest rate in two years, as rising interest rates and a stock market selloff squeeze startups and big tech firms...

Raghavan Recognized With 2021 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
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Raghavan Recognized With 2021 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award

ACM announced Manish Raghavan as recipient of the 2021 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for "The Societal Impacts of Algorithmic Decision-Making," a work on algorithmic...

Researcher to Use Machine Learning to Improve Cancer Treatments
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Researcher to Use Machine Learning to Improve Cancer Treatments

Assistant Professor Tin Nguyen has received a $490,039 U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER award to develop machine learning techniques to determine how an...

CS Program Can't Keep Up with Record Demand from Undergrads
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CS Program Can't Keep Up with Record Demand from Undergrads

Some 7,587 freshman applicants to the University of Washington picked the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering as their top choice for a major...

He Dropped Out of School to Learn Robotics. Now He's Teaching STEM Across Ghana
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He Dropped Out of School to Learn Robotics. Now He's Teaching STEM Across Ghana

Jonathan Kennedy Sowah founded a tech club that became InovTech STEM Center, which travels to schools across Ghana to teach students and teachers STEM subjects...

Signs of Trouble Could Mean a Talent Bonanza for Big Tech
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Signs of Trouble Could Mean a Talent Bonanza for Big Tech

After years of fighting to keep engineers and other sought-after employees from leaving for rivals or buzzy startups, big tech companies are increasingly attractive...

AI-Generated Imagery Could Pose a Risk to Research Integrity
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AI-Generated Imagery Could Pose a Risk to Research Integrity

A team of researchers at Xiamen University has expressed alarm at the ease with which bad actors can now generate fake AI imagery for use in research projects. ...

Remote Work Is Fueling IT's Unsustainably High Attrition Rates
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Remote Work Is Fueling IT's Unsustainably High Attrition Rates

Attrition rates for some IT companies have hit between 20% to 30%, which means they are theoretically replacing their entire work force every three-and-a-half years...

NY State Will Give Out Hundreds of Robots as Companions for the Elderly
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NY State Will Give Out Hundreds of Robots as Companions for the Elderly

The State of New York will distribute robot companions to the homes of more than 800 older adults to serve as proactive digital assistants — engaging in small talk...
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