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China Sees Uptick in 2021 U.S. Patent Grants, Analysis Shows
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China Sees Uptick in 2021 U.S. Patent Grants, Analysis Shows

An analysis of 2021 U.S. patent applications by IFI Claims Patent Services provides insight into the most innovative companies and R&D organizations.

AI Hiring Tools Require More Care Than Ever
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AI Hiring Tools Require More Care Than Ever

Using artificial intelligence tools to aid the recruiting process can be a legal minefield fraught with peril.

Resarchers Create AI 'Prosecutor' That Can Charge People With Crimes
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Resarchers Create AI 'Prosecutor' That Can Charge People With Crimes

Researchers in China have created an AI that can reportedly identify crimes and file charges against criminals.

Employee Background Check Errors Harm Thousands of Workers
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Employee Background Check Errors Harm Thousands of Workers

Errors in background checks are problematic for employers and potential employees, and problems could worsen with increased use of data collection, AI, and automation...

Inside Ubisoft's Unprecedented 'Exodus' of Developers
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Inside Ubisoft's Unprecedented 'Exodus' of Developers

The wave of resignations impacting scores of industries this year has been felt acutely at Ubisoft, with current and former developers citing a range of factors...

Group of Top Companies Moves to Combat AI Bias in Hiring
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Group of Top Companies Moves to Combat AI Bias in Hiring

More than a dozen of the largest corporations in America are joining an effort to prevent artificial intelligence software used by human resources departments from...

Self-Described Bitcoin Creator Must Pay $100 Million in Suit
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Self-Described Bitcoin Creator Must Pay $100 Million in Suit

Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who claims he invented bitcoin, was told by a U.S. jury to pay $100 million in damages over claims that he cheated...

Silicon Valley Beckoned, But He Went Home to Delaware
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Silicon Valley Beckoned, But He Went Home to Delaware

MIT senior Max Williamson could have chosen a path toward Silicon Valley, but instead is using his background in computer science to tackle public policy issues...

Discrimination Still Plagues Science
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Discrimination Still Plagues Science

Scientific institutions worldwide need to do more to improve workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, according to Nature's 2021 salary and job satisfaction...

Online Guide Helps Researchers Spot Predatory Publishers and Conferences
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Online Guide Helps Researchers Spot Predatory Publishers and Conferences

McMaster University Library is offering an online research guide to help the research community spot predatory publishers or conferences.

Stop Asking About Salary History, Employers Urged
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Stop Asking About Salary History, Employers Urged

Asking job candidates about previous pay when recruiting contributes to the gender pay gap by replicating pay gaps from other organizations, according to a study...

U.S. Funding Will Create Openly Licensed Computer Science Textbooks
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U.S. Funding Will Create Openly Licensed Computer Science Textbooks

OpenStax and 12 collaborators have received $1.13 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to create three free, openly licensed textbooks for computer...

NYC Legislation Requires 'Bias Audit' of AI Hiring Tools
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NYC Legislation Requires 'Bias Audit' of AI Hiring Tools

A bill passed by the New York City Council will require providers of AI-assisted employment tools to have those systems evaluated each year and the results provided...

Visa Ban Hurts Innovation Edge, U.S. Universities Say
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Visa Ban Hurts Innovation Edge, U.S. Universities Say

Toughened visa requirements for Chinese graduate students and postgraduate researchers are squeezing the flow of talent to U.S. universities.

Privacy Policy Yanks Popular Software from Chicago Classrooms
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Privacy Policy Yanks Popular Software from Chicago Classrooms

Teachers in Chicago Public Schools are prohibited from using Scratch, Code.org, and Adobe software in classrooms due to the district's interpretation of a new student...

Women See Tech Industry as a 'Boys Club,' Report Says
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Women See Tech Industry as a 'Boys Club,' Report Says

Half of women in tech feel the industry is a boys club, but more than 60% see signs of progress in spite of that, according to a new study from AnitaB.org.

Grace Hopper, Minicomputers, and Megabytes
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Grace Hopper, Minicomputers, and Megabytes: It's a Fun Career

In 1963, the British government decided to make the world's most powerful computer. The manufacturer, Ferranti, asked would-be buyers to send their best programmers...

Microsoft Shuts Down LinkedIn Social-Media Service in China
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Microsoft Shuts Down LinkedIn Social-Media Service in China

LinkedIn will shut the version of its professional-networking site that operates in China, the latest chapter in the struggle Western Internet companies have faced...

Smartphone Sensor Data Might Detect Cannabis Intoxication
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Smartphone Sensor Data Might Detect Cannabis Intoxication

Smartphone sensor data might be able to determine if a person is intoxicated after consuming marijuana, according to a new study.

County IT Supervisor Is Accused of Mining Bitcoin at the Office
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County IT Supervisor Is Accused of Mining Bitcoin at the Office

An IT supervisor is accused of hiding 46 devices used for mining cryptocurrency in Suffolk County offices, costing the county thousands of dollars in electricity...
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