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AI Researchers See Danger of Haves, Have-Nots
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AI Researchers See Danger of Haves, Have-Nots

The growing cost of artificial intelligence research means that fewer people can easily access computing power to advance the technology, which scientists warn...

When the AI Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says
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When the AI Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says

A study by researchers from the University of Rochester found an exodus of artificial intelligence professors from North American universities to the private sector...

How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country
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How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country

Driven by a tech-industry vision of rural economic revival, Wyoming is requiring all of its K-12 public schools to offer computer science.

The Gender Gap in Computer Science Research Won't Close for 100 Years
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The Gender Gap in Computer Science Research Won't Close for 100 Years

Women will not reach parity with men in writing published computer science research in this century if current trends hold, according to a new study from the Allen...

Tech Workers Are Sick of '996,' China's Version of Hustle Culture
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Tech Workers Are Sick of '996,' China's Version of Hustle Culture

Chinese programmers once embraced working 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week. But online, discontent is brewing.

A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick
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A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick

Plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with...

In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical ­niverse
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In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical ­niverse

On the evening of March 19, the mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck gathered with revelers at the Institute for Advanced Study for a champagne reception.

Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86
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Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, a self-taught electrical engineer who helped design the first pocket calculator, died on Feb. 27 in Dallas. He was 86.

Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State
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Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State

What are your most important tech tools for reporting in Shanghai, especially with a government known for surveillance?

The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know
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The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know

A few years ago, the leaders of the College Board, the folks who administer the SAT college entrance exam, asked themselves a radical question: Of all the skills...

Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence
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Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence

You can think of it as a World Cup of biochemical research.

The Rise of the Robot Reporter
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The Rise of the Robot Reporter

As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is...

The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class
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The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class

On campuses across the United States, from major state universities to small private colleges, the surge in student demand for computer science courses is far outstripping...

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
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Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement...

To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat
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To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Li Yuan, a technology columnist in Hong Kong, discussed the tech she's...

Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge
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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans...

Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines
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Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines

When most scientists were trying to make people use code to talk to computers, Karen Sparck Jones taught computers to understand human language instead.

One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine
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One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine

In early December, researchers at DeepMind, the artificial-intelligence company owned by Google's parent corporation, Alphabet Inc., filed a dispatch from the frontiers...

British-Iranian Computer Science Professor Returns Home After Detention
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British-Iranian Computer Science Professor Returns Home After Detention

Abbas Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College London who was detained in Iran in April, has returned to Britain, according to...

The Robots Have Descended on Trump Country
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The Robots Have Descended on Trump Country

The growing use of work robots and the deployment of artificial intelligence have been most disruptive in just those areas of the country that provided President...
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