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Facing Skilled Worker Shortage, U.S. Companies Try to Train Their Own Labor Pools
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Facing Skilled Worker Shortage, U.S. Companies Try to Train Their Own Labor Pools

Strapped for talent, an increasing number of employers are reconsidering degree requirements and adopting on-the-job training programs more common in blue-collar...

83% of Developers Suffer From Burnout, Study Finds
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83% of Developers Suffer From Burnout, Study Finds

Eighty-three percent of software developers suffer from workplace burnout, according to a study from Haystack Analytics.

USAF Pilots Get An AI Assist With Aircrew Scheduling
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USAF Pilots Get An AI Assist With Aircrew Scheduling

Researchers from the U.S. Department of the Air Force, the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory developed an AI-enabled plugin...

Four Brothers Build a Computer Science Legacy
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Four Brothers Build a Computer Science Legacy

Four brothers — Jeffrey, Stephen, Eric, and Jonathan Frees — all received computer science degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and now work in...

How to Assemble a Diverse, High-Performing Team
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How to Assemble a Diverse, High-Performing Team

Managers at businesses that have made a public commitment to diversity face a paradox: varied perspectives can add value, and cause friction.

Apple Expands Outside of Silicon Valley As It Struggles to Recruit, Retain Talent
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Apple Expands Outside of Silicon Valley As It Struggles to Recruit, Retain Talent

Apple Inc. is ramping up efforts to decentralize out of Silicon Valley, recognizing that hiring and retaining talent will be one of the biggest challenges to its...

Top 10 Leading Universities for Quantum Computing Research
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Top 10 Leading Universities for Quantum Computing Research

Quantum information theory and quantum computing have developed over a few years from a partial subject to a full curriculum with well-funded programs at leading...

Four-Day Work Week 'An Overwhelming Success' In Iceland
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Four-Day Work Week 'An Overwhelming Success' In Iceland

Trials of a four-day work week in Iceland found that productivity remained the same or improved in the majority of workplaces, and led to many workers moving to...

Scientists Develop Wireless Pacemaker That Dissolves in Body
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Scientists Develop Wireless Pacemaker That Dissolves in Body

Scientists have developed a wireless pacemaker that can dissolve in the body of patients who need only temporary help to regulate their heartbeat.

Old Programming Languages Still Critical, But Nobody Wants to Learn Them
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Old Programming Languages Still Critical, But Nobody Wants to Learn Them

Large organizations that rely on aging IT systems and programming languages face an urgent skills shortage as older developers retire — and take their expertise...

University Abandons Impact Factor in Hiring and Promotion Decisions
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University Abandons Impact Factor in Hiring and Promotion Decisions

Utrecht University is formally abandoning the impact factor — a standard measure of scientific success — in all hiring and promotion decisions.

NASA Is Using Data Science to Fill Its Data Science Skills Gap
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NASA Is Using Data Science to Fill Its Data Science Skills Gap

NASA is creating a workforce talent-mapping database to identify the data skills that exist and are required for all kinds of projects within the space agency. ...

Developers Are Exhausted; Managers Are Worried They'll Quit
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Developers Are Exhausted; Managers Are Worried They'll Quit

Businesses are worried about the well-being of their software development teams in the face of skills shortages, growing demand for smart technologies, and ongoing...

Algorithms Are the Boss for Many at Amazon
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Algorithms Are the Boss for Many at Amazon

At Amazon, machines are often the boss—hiring, rating, and firing millions of people with little or no human oversight.

DHS Awards $2M for Small Businesses to Develop Machine Learning Tech
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DHS Awards $2M for Small Businesses to Develop Machine Learning Tech

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently awarded funding to two small businesses to develop non-contact, inexpensive machine learning training and classification...

Brain-Computer Interface Enables Ability to 'Feel' Virtual Objects
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Brain-Computer Interface Enables Ability to 'Feel' Virtual Objects

Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated the ability to "feel" virtual objects in a mixed-reality environment as part of a study exploring new modes of perception...

Degree Programs Will Combine Nursing with AI, Biomedical Engineering
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Degree Programs Will Combine Nursing with AI, Biomedical Engineering

Florida Atlantic University will start two new programs this fall that combine an undergraduate's nursing degree with a master's in either artificial intelligence...

AI Pioneer Raj Reddy Receives Computer History Museum Fellow Award
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AI Pioneer Raj Reddy Receives Computer History Museum Fellow Award

Raj Reddy received the 2021 Computer History Museum Fellow Award at a virtual event on Thursday for his life's work on artificial intelligence, robotics, and computer...

Defining a Culture of Excellence in Research
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Defining a Culture of Excellence in Research

Principal investigators and other leaders play a key role in encouraging group dynamics that make people feel respected and included — or not.

Computers Design Precise Genetic Programs
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Computers Design Precise Genetic Programs

Researchers have developed a way to build genetic circuits using high-performing genetic parts and predictive computational models.
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