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Huawei Founder Says US Treats 5G Like 'Military' Tech
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Huawei Founder Says US Treats 5G Like 'Military' Tech

Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei is downplaying the idea that there's danger in his company's taking a lead role as 5G networks become a widespread reality.

Social Scientists Take On Data-Driven Discrimination
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Social Scientists Take On Data-Driven Discrimination

Cornell University scientists are examining how big data, machine learning, and digital surveillance may exacerbate racial and social inequities.

What Trump's Executive Order on AI Is Missing
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What Trump's Executive Order on AI Is Missing

President Trump signed an executive order on February 11 meant to shore up our competitive position in the international race for AI supremacy, but it is short...

Lack of Women Inventors Could Hurt Innovation, U.S. Patent Office Says
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Lack of Women Inventors Could Hurt Innovation, U.S. Patent Office Says

The USPTO's new report shows that women still comprise a small minority of patent inventors and highlights their untapped potential to spur U.S. innovation.

Video Game Players Have Increased Moral Reasoning Skills, Researchers Say
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Video Game Players Have Increased Moral Reasoning Skills, Researchers Say

Young people who play video games have higher moral reasoning skills that those who don't, Bournemouth University researchers found.

Researchers to Use Data Science Tools to Study Pretrial Detention
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Researchers to Use Data Science Tools to Study Pretrial Detention

A team of researchers from NYU's Public Safety Lab will use data science techniques to study the impacts of pretrial detention in more than 1,000 U.S. counties....

The Real Reason America Is Scared of Huawei: Internet-Connected Everything
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The Real Reason America Is Scared of Huawei: Internet-Connected Everything

There was a time when the world's two great superpowers were obsessed with nuclear weapons technology.

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...

H-1B Visa Lottery Changing to Favor Those With Advanced Degrees
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H-1B Visa Lottery Changing to Favor Those With Advanced Degrees

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a rule change that will give highly skilled workers with advanced degrees an edge in the lottery that decides...

The Robot Revolution Will Be Worse for Men
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The Robot Revolution Will Be Worse for Men

Demographics will determine who gets hit worst by automation and AI, according to Brookings. In the case of gender, men will be getting the short end of the stick...

How the Government Shutdown Is Flushing Away Federal Cyber-Talent
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How the Government Shutdown Is Flushing Away Federal Cyber-Talent

The US Federal government is in the midst of the longest gap in funding for many of its agencies in history. As the "shutdown" extends into a second month, the...

Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible
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Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible

Visually impaired creators are a lifeline for those who share their disability—and they're educating and making allies of sighted people along the way.

'The Goal Is to Automate Us': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
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'The Goal Is to Automate Us': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

We're living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg's invention of printing in circa 1439.

This Computer Program Makes Pharma Patents Airtight
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This Computer Program Makes Pharma Patents Airtight

Researchers have unveiled computerized methods to suggest only synthetic strategies for developing pharmaceutical compounds that bypass patent-protected options...

The Shutdown Is Breaking Government Websites, One by One
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The Shutdown Is Breaking Government Websites, One by One

The government shutdown is causing many federal websites to fall into disrepair, causing inconvenience and security concerns.

Too Many Workers Are Trapped By Non-Competes
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Too Many Workers Are Trapped By Non-Competes

Non-compete contracts that tie millions of U.S. workers to their jobs impede job growth, worker mobility, and entrepreneurship.

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...

IBM Tops 2018 Patent List as AI and Quantum Computing Gain Prominence
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IBM Tops 2018 Patent List as AI and Quantum Computing Gain Prominence

IBM earned a record 9,100 U.S. patents in 2018, marking the 26th year in a row the company has been the top recipient. Samsung was second with 5,850 patents while...

Chinese Tech Investors Flee Silicon Valley as Trump Tightens Scrutiny
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Chinese Tech Investors Flee Silicon Valley as Trump Tightens Scrutiny

New Trump administration policies aimed at curbing China's access to American innovation have all but halted Chinese investment in U.S. technology startups, as...

Will the World Embrace the Radical Proposal to Mandate Open Access to Science Papers?
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Will the World Embrace the Radical Proposal to Mandate Open Access to Science Papers?

Europe-backed Plan S program aims to convince the world's major research funders to require immediate open access to all published papers stemming from their grants...
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