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Wipro Fires 300 Employees Moonlighting for Competitors
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Wipro Fires 300 Employees Moonlighting for Competitors

IT services giant Wipro has fired 300 employees in recent months who were found to be moonlighting for competitors, a practice that has gained momentum as companies...

Study Reveals Public Concerns About AI Technology
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Study Reveals Public Concerns About AI Technology

A study published in Al and Ethics found that people in Japan, Germany, and the United States have different concerns over the use of artificial intelligence technology...

Women Are Stalling Out on the Way to the Top
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Women Are Stalling Out on the Way to the Top

Despite gains made in gender diversity in Fortune 100 companies, the distribution of women remains uneven across types of leadership roles, with most women relegated...

Chinese Game Company Appoints Humanoid Robot as Its CEO
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Chinese Game Company Appoints Humanoid Robot as Its CEO

China-based mobile game company NetDragon Websoft has appointed an AI-powered virtual humanoid robot named Ms. Tang Yu as CEO of subsidiary Fujian NetDragon Websoft...

When Immersed in Sexual Harassment, Workers Can't Identify It
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When Immersed in Sexual Harassment, Workers Can't Identify It

Workers in the information and other industries with high levels of sexual harassment have a harder time identifying inappropriate workplace behavior, according...

Meta Lets Algorithm Pick 60 Employees to Fire
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Meta Lets Algorithm Pick 60 Employees to Fire

The staff had no warning and noone to appeal to; all video calls were anonymized.

Remote Work a Double-Edged Sword for Women's Career
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Remote Work a Double-Edged Sword for Women's Career

Remote work has advantages and disadvantages, but researchers at George Washington University are finding that, for women especially, virtual work can harm a career...

China Tops U.S. in Quantity and Quality of Scientific Papers
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China Tops U.S. in Quantity and Quality of Scientific Papers

China now leads the world both in the number of scientific research papers as well as most cited papers, a report from Japan's science and technology ministry shows...

Inventors Must Be Human, Federal Court Rules in Blow to AI
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Inventors Must Be Human, Federal Court Rules in Blow to AI

The term "individual" in the Patent Act refers only to humans, meaning an AI doesn't count as an inventor on a patentable invention, the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

GitLab U-Turns on Deleting Dormant Projects After Backlash
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GitLab U-Turns on Deleting Dormant Projects After Backlash

GitLab has reversed its decision to automatically delete projects that have been inactive for more than a year and belong to its free user tier.

Just 9% of Tech Workers Feel Secure About Their Jobs
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Just 9% of Tech Workers Feel Secure About Their Jobs

Just 9% of tech workers are feeling confident in their job security, according to a June survey from Blind, a stark shift from earlier this year.

The Overworked Humans Behind China's Virtual Influencers
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The Overworked Humans Behind China's Virtual Influencers

Hidden behind the perfect faces of China's $16 billion virtual celebrity industry is an angry, overworked labor force.

Fraudsters Pose Threat to Trusted LinkedIn Platform
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Fraudsters Pose Threat to Trusted LinkedIn Platform

Fraudsters who exploit LinkedIn to lure users into cryptocurrency investment schemes pose a "significant threat" to the platform and consumers, says Sean Ragan,...

'Over-Mentored and Under-Capitalized': Scant Funding for Female Entrepreneurs
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'Over-Mentored and Under-Capitalized': Scant Funding for Female Entrepreneurs

The pressures and biases that lead to women entrepreneurs raising a barely-there 1.1% share of total venture capital funding was a focus of the Diversity Tech Summit...

Gender Pay Gap Is Smaller in Occupations With a Higher Ratio of Men
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Gender Pay Gap Is Smaller in Occupations With a Higher Ratio of Men

Workers in occupations with a higher ratio of men, such as STEM jobs, tend to receive better pay than those in occupations with a higher ratio of women.

Researcher Asked GPT-3 to Write an Academic Paper About Itself
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Researcher Asked GPT-3 to Write an Academic Paper About Itself

Swedish researcher Almira Osmanovic Thunström asked OpenAI's GPT-3 text generating algorithm to write an academic paper about itself. The paper is currently being...

Deepfakes Are Being Used to Apply for Remote Work Positions
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Deepfakes Are Being Used to Apply for Remote Work Positions

The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center warns of an increase in complaints reporting the use of deepfakes and stolen personally identifiable information to apply...

Even Your Boss Wants to Quit
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Even Your Boss Wants to Quit

The Great Resignation is seeping into the corner office, with 70% of C-level executives surveyed by Deloitte and Workplace Intelligence saying they are seriously...

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...

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...
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