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The Overlooked Upsides of Algorithms in the Workplace
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The Overlooked Upsides of Algorithms in the Workplace

Orly Lobel, a law professor at the University of San Diego, believes technology can make the world a better place — and she knows in 2022, that makes her a bit...

Secret Software Change Allowed FTX to Use Client Money
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Secret Software Change Allowed FTX to Use Client Money

A secret change to FTX's software by chief engineer Nishad Singh in 2020 allowed Alameda Research, a hedge fund owned by FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, to keep...

Computer Vision Tech Assesses Proper Mask Wearing
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Computer Vision Tech Assesses Proper Mask Wearing

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT used a computer vision algorithm in a system to measure adherence to and provide real-time feedback on mask...

Are ChatGPT and AlphaCode Going to Replace Programmers?
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Are ChatGPT and AlphaCode Going to Replace Programmers?

OpenAI's ChatGPT and DeepMind's AlphaCode can now produce meaningful lines of code, but software engineers shouldn't switch careers quite yet.

AI-Generated Answers Temporarily Banned on Stack Overflow
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AI-Generated Answers Temporarily Banned on Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow has temporarily banned users from sharing responses generated by OpenAI's chatbot ChatGPT, saying they "have a high rate of being incorrect."

Hour Of Code Goes Into Space
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Hour Of Code Goes Into Space

The Hour of Code is going extra-terrestrial this year, with hour-long activities about computer science in space beamed from aboard the International Space Station...

Book Identifies 26 Lines of Code That Changed the World
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Book Identifies 26 Lines of Code That Changed the World

"'You Are Not Expected to Understand This:' How 26 Lines of Code Changed the World," a book edited by Torie Bosch, questions belief in the objective and infallible...

AI-Assisted Coding Software 'Not Ready' for Developers
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AI-Assisted Coding Software 'Not Ready' for Developers

Today's machine learning-assisted coding models don't understand the structure of code and are "not ready" for market, founder Adam Smith said in announcing the...

Who Is Hiring Software Engineers and Engineering Managers?
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Who Is Hiring Software Engineers and Engineering Managers?

A Google Sheet containing a list of over 700 companies shows firms that are currently hiring software engineers and engineering managers.

The Pool of Talented C++ Developers Is Running Dry
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The Pool of Talented C++ Developers Is Running Dry

Companies are finding that there aren't enough job candidates with high level C++ skills.

Things Your Manager Might Not Know
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Things Your Manager Might Not Know

Your manager doesn't and can't know every detail about what you do in your job, and giving them the information they need to know to do their job well makes everyone's...

Developers Skilled In Blockchain Are In Short Supply
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Developers Skilled In Blockchain Are In Short Supply

The blockchain industry is growing rapidly and faces a dearth in the supply of new talent to meet the needs of the burgeoning ecosystem, according to a study by...

Coder Explores Class Action Against GitHub for License Violations
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Coder Explores Class Action Against GitHub for License Violations

Coder and lawyer Matthew Butterick claims that the GitHub Copi­lot may be breaking open-source licensing agreements, and has engaged class-action litigators to...

Claims AI Can Boost Workplace Diversity Are 'Spurious and Dangerous'
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Claims AI Can Boost Workplace Diversity Are 'Spurious and Dangerous'

A report on AI tools said to cancel out human biases against gender and ethnicity during workplace recruitment are little better than an "automated pseudoscience...

The End of Programming
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The End of Programming

The end of classical computer science is coming, and most of us are dinosaurs waiting for the meteor to hit.

Private Profiles Are Now Generally Available on GitHub
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Private Profiles Are Now Generally Available on GitHub

Private profiles are now generally available on GitHub, enabling users to turn their profile "private," giving them control over features that share user data across...

Software Robots Are Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World
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Software Robots Are Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World

The latest wave of automation is building on advances in artificial intelligence and machine-learning that allow computers to perform tasks and make some of the...

Academic Publishers Turn to AI Software to Catch Bad Research
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Academic Publishers Turn to AI Software to Catch Bad Research

To prevent embarrassment and reputational damage, academic publishers have turned to AI software to detect image duplication before a paper is published in a journal...

How Will AI Unmake Coding?
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How Will AI Unmake Coding?

Are coders doomed? That question has been bouncing around computer-programming communities with the rise of automated coding assistants and systems that can write...

They're Locked Up in D.C. — And Learning How to Code from MIT
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They're Locked Up in D.C. — And Learning How to Code from MIT

A program called Brave Behind Bars brings computer science education taught by Ph.D. candidates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to inmates at the...
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