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How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served
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How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served

Video games can be lifesaving, grounding, and even therapeutic for those who have served overseas in combat zones.

Many Top AI Researchers Get Financial Backing From Big Tech
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Many Top AI Researchers Get Financial Backing From Big Tech

More than half of tenure-track AI faculty at four prominent universities have received funding from Big Tech, which could distort the academic landscape, researchers...

Tech Workers Are Living the American Dream – in Canada
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Tech Workers Are Living the American Dream – in Canada

The immigration policies of the U.S. administration are driving top talent north of the border.

More Students Are 'Stacking' Credentials en Route to a Degree
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More Students Are 'Stacking' Credentials en Route to a Degree

The economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic is giving non-traditional education programs, known variously as "stackable credentials" or "microcredentials," a...

Gamemakers Inject AI to Develop More Lifelike Characters
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Gamemakers Inject AI to Develop More Lifelike Characters

Researchers from Electronic Arts and the University of British Columbia are using a machine learning technique to speed up the videogame development process by...

The New Startup: No Code, No Problem
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The New Startup: No Code, No Problem

Now you don't need to know any programming to launch a company.

Silicon Valley Rethinks the (Home) Office
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Silicon Valley Rethinks the (Home) Office

Some tech companies are adjusting to the pandemic with new WFH perks and even letting employees ditch their commutes forever.

Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense
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Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense

David Ferrucci built a computer that mastered Jeopardy!  Since then, he's been attacking a more challenging task.

The Cubicle Is Back. Blame (or Thank) the Coronavirus
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The Cubicle Is Back. Blame (or Thank) the Coronavirus

As businesses reopen, social distancing rules will lead to new partitions between workspaces, reminiscent of the fabric-clad dividers of the 1980s.

As Workers Spread Out to Halt the Virus, Robots Fill the Gaps
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As Workers Spread Out to Halt the Virus, Robots Fill the Gaps

Social distancing requires rethinking the layout of workplaces. A new breed of robots can help keep factories and warehouses running.

Coders Who Survived Human Trafficking Rewrite Their Identities
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Coders Who Survived Human Trafficking Rewrite Their Identities

At a Bay Area nonprofit, former abuse victims learn to code and level up their futures.

The Professors Who Call 'BS' on Covid-19 Misinformation
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The Professors Who Call 'BS' on Covid-19 Misinformation

University of Washington professors Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom are policing Twitter feeds, Medium posts, and other sources of bad data and misleading charts. ...

Python Is More Popular Than Ever
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Python Is More Popular Than Ever

Python tied for second place in RedMonk's latest ranking of programming language popularity, marking the first time that a language other than JavaScript or Java...

Silicon Valley Ruined Work Culture
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Silicon Valley Ruined Work Culture

More and more offices in corporate America are adopting the features of technology startups like free snacks or beer on tap. But these practices are a misdirection...

A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to Four-Year Colleges
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A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to Four-Year Colleges

Income share agreements first gained popularity with tech bootcamps. Now some traditional U.S. universities are offering the tools as substitutes for student loans...

How a Space Engineer Made Her Own Rotary Cell Phone
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How a Space Engineer Made Her Own Rotary Cell Phone

Justine Haupt developed a rotary cellphone to dodge the hyper-connected world of touchscreen smartphones. "I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal...

Alphabet Has a Second, Secretive Quantum Computing Team
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Alphabet Has a Second, Secretive Quantum Computing Team

Google's parent touted its quantum supremacy achievement last year. It doesn't talk about a group at its secretive X lab that's working on quantum software.

Artist Turns Data Into Art, With Help From AI
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Artist Turns Data Into Art, With Help From AI

Artist Refik Anadol sees pools of data as material for mesmerizing art installations.

These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better Blockchain
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These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better Blockchain

A growing number of academics turned entrepreneurs is trying to build new blockchains from the ground up to address the mismatch between the innovation's excitement...

Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports – and Little Progress
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Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports – and Little Progress

When Silicon Valley companies began disclosing the demographics of their workforces in 2014, advocates hoped for change. It hasn't worked out that way.
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