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Bad Software Sent U.K. Postal Workers to Jail
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Bad Software Sent U.K. Postal Workers to Jail

The convictions of 39 U.K. Post Office employees have been overturned after a court determined their convictions where based on data from a flawed software system...

Which City Rates as Best Place to Work in Tech?
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Which City Rates as Best Place to Work in Tech?

Tech professionals reportedly have been trading the San Francisco Bay Area for more inviting places to live for years. Where are they going?

Remote Workers Say Email Fatigue Is Worse Than Commuting
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Remote Workers Say Email Fatigue Is Worse Than Commuting

The rising number of emails, messages, and video meetings associated with remote work is leading to a growing level of employee burnout and job dissatisfaction....

Can AI Help Create More Equitable Workplaces?
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Can AI Help Create More Equitable Workplaces?

Can artificial intelligence and machine learning tools help build a more equitable workforce? New research offers some pointers.

Discerning Deep Fakes Digitally
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Discerning Deep Fakes Digitally

Researchers have developed a forensic method based on a convolutional neural network that can effectively distinguish between natural images and computer-generated...

Five Google Data Centers Near Carbon-Free Energy Goal
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Five Google Data Centers Near Carbon-Free Energy Goal

Five of Google's data centers are now running almost entirely on carbon-free 'clean' electricity.

Designing Healthy Diets With Computer Analysis
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Designing Healthy Diets With Computer Analysis

A mathematical model for the interaction of bacteria in the gut could help design new probiotics and specially tailored diets to prevent diseases, researchers say...

A Tool for Navigating Complex Computer Instructions
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A Tool for Navigating Complex Computer Instructions

Scientists from MIT CSAIL and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have come up with a tool that automatically generates compiler plugins for new processor...

Researchers Study How to Make Online Arguments Productive
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Researchers Study How to Make Online Arguments Productive

University of Washington researchers surveyed people about online disagreements then developed design interventions that could make the discussions more productive...

Virtual Agents Match Humans in Role-Playing Practice of Leadership Skills
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Virtual Agents Match Humans in Role-Playing Practice of Leadership Skills

A virtual human can be as effective as a real person in helping individuals practice leadership skills, according to researchers at the Human Interface Technology...

Google Researchers Boost Speech Recognition Accuracy With More Datasets
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Google Researchers Boost Speech Recognition Accuracy With More Datasets

Researchers at Google Research and Google Brain achieved state-of-the-art or near state-of-the-art results with a speech recognition model trained on various publicly...

DOE Will Spend $10M on Research to Tame Massive Data Sets
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DOE Will Spend $10M on Research to Tame Massive Data Sets

The U.S. Department of Energy will provide $10 million in funding on foundational research to address the challenges of managing and processing the increasingly...

IT Jobs Grew by 50,000 in March as Companies Invested in Cloud, Remote Work
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IT Jobs Grew by 50,000 in March as Companies Invested in Cloud, Remote Work

An recent analysis of federal jobs data found the IT field had its fourth straight month of job growth in March, with U.S. employers hiring 50,000 enterprise technology...

CS Students Create Customizable Search Engine for Young Learners
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CS Students Create Customizable Search Engine for Young Learners

Computer science students from Johns Hopkins University and Georgia Institute of Technology created a search engine that tailors results to a user's reading level...

South Koreans Must Learn to Work Alongside Robots, Minister Says
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South Koreans Must Learn to Work Alongside Robots, Minister Says

South Korean citizens must learn how to work alongside machines if they want to thrive in a post-pandemic world, says Minister of Employment and Labor Lee Jae-kap...

APIs Aren't Just for Tech Companies
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APIs Aren't Just for Tech Companies

APIs would particularly benefit small to midsize companies that now struggle to reach digital audiences through saturated and tightly controlled ad networks and...

Scott Aaronson Honored with ACM Prize in Computing
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Scott Aaronson Honored with ACM Prize in Computing

Scott Aaronson of the University of Texas at Austin has been named the recipient of the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing for his groundbreaking contributions to quantum...

Using Emotion and Humor to Combat Science Misinformation
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Using Emotion and Humor to Combat Science Misinformation

Humor might help combat scientific misinformation published online and on social media, according to research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of...

People May Trust Computers More Than Humans
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People May Trust Computers More Than Humans

People are more likely to rely on algorithmic advice than human advice, especially as a task becomes more difficult, according research from the University of Georgia...

Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists
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Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists

Scientific papers containing lots of specialized terminology are less likely to be cited by other researchers.
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