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Facebook's Ad Algorithms Exclude Women From Seeing Certain Jobs
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Facebook's Ad Algorithms Exclude Women From Seeing Certain Jobs

Facebook's ad-delivery system is excluding women from seeing certain job opportunities without regard to their qualifications. That would be illegal under U.S....

Pandemic Is Slowing Efforts to Close the Gender Gap
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Pandemic Is Slowing Efforts to Close the Gender Gap

Low representation of women in fast-growing "jobs of tomorrow" affects efforts to close the economic gender gap, according to the World Economic Forum'sGlobal Gender...

Pandemic Threatens to Damage Careers of Women in STEM
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Pandemic Threatens to Damage Careers of Women in STEM

Ongoing strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and longstanding structural barriers threaten permanent damage to the careers of women in STEM, says Patricia Clark at the...

Biden Lets Trump's H-1B Visa Ban Expire in Win for Tech
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Biden Lets Trump's H-1B Visa Ban Expire in Win for Tech

U.S. President Joe Biden allowed a ban enacted by former President Donald Trump on H-1B visas used by technology companies to expire on Wednesday.

Warning on AI: Staff 'Hired and Fired by Algorithm'
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Warning on AI: Staff 'Hired and Fired by Algorithm'

A Trades Union Congress official warns that U.K. workers could be "hired and fired by algorithm," and said new legal protections for regulating artificial intelligence...

Programming Language Converts Laws Into 'Provably Correct' Computer Code
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Programming Language Converts Laws Into 'Provably Correct' Computer Code

Researchers at Inria and Microsoft Research have created Catala, a programming language specifically designed to capture and execute legal algorithms.

White Men Happier With Tech Salaries Than Others, Report Finds
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White Men Happier With Tech Salaries Than Others, Report Finds

More women technologists are dissatisfied with their current compensation than men, and races other than White are less satisfied with their salaries that White...

Framework Guides Data Scientific Investigations of Organized Crime
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Framework Guides Data Scientific Investigations of Organized Crime

A data science framework for investigations of organized crime has been prepared by researchers at the University of Bristol and the Dutch National Police.

University of California Secures Open Access Deal with Scientific Publisher
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University of California Secures Open Access Deal with Scientific Publisher

The University of California has reached an open access agreement with Elsevier, the world's largest scientific publisher, that will make significantly more of...

'Glass Ceiling Hasn't Cracked' for Women in Senior Tech Roles
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'Glass Ceiling Hasn't Cracked' for Women in Senior Tech Roles

Women are still severely underrepresented in senior roles in Israel's tech and innovation sector, according to a Start-Up Nation Central report.

Internships May Help Address Male-Female Pay Gap for STEM Grads
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Internships May Help Address Male-Female Pay Gap for STEM Grads

Researchers from Stanford University found that a confidence gap between men and women in STEM fields aligns with a gender pay gap.

Study Highlights Pitfalls of 'Cybervetting' Job Candidates
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Study Highlights Pitfalls of 'Cybervetting' Job Candidates

A recent study shows that online vetting of job candidates' social media profiles is often rooted in an assessment of their moral character and rarely involves...

AI Panel Urges U.S. to Boost Tech Skills Amid China's Rise
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AI Panel Urges U.S. to Boost Tech Skills Amid China's Rise

An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the U.S. to boost its AI skills to maintain innovation leadership and counter...

Software Bug Keeping Hundreds In Arizona Prisons Beyond Release Dates
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Software Bug Keeping Hundreds In Arizona Prisons Beyond Release Dates

Whistleblowers at the Arizona Department of Corrections say that hundreds of incarcerated people who should be eligible for release are being held in prison because...

The AI Research Paper Was Real. The 'Coauthor' Wasn't
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The AI Research Paper Was Real. The 'Coauthor' Wasn't

An AI researcher at IBM found his name on two papers with which he had no connection.

Google Reorganizes AI Teams After Months of Turmoil
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Google Reorganizes AI Teams After Months of Turmoil

Google said it is restructuring its teams that focus on the development of artificial intelligence, a shake-up that follows months of turmoil after the departure...

Imaging Tech Can Identify Counterfeit Travel Docs, Researchers Say
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Imaging Tech Can Identify Counterfeit Travel Docs, Researchers Say

Researchers at the University of Kent have found that optical coherence tomography imaging technology can be utilized to distinguish between legitimate and counterfeit...

Rethinking Immigration Policies for STEM Doctorates
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Rethinking Immigration Policies for STEM Doctorates

A streamlined process for awarding green cards to international STEM doctoral students graduating from U.S. universities could benefit American innovation and competitiveness...

Systemic Inequalities Hinder LGBTQ STEM Professionals
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Systemic Inequalities Hinder LGBTQ STEM Professionals

The scientific and technical contributions of LGBTQ STEM professionals are more likely to be devalued than those of the non-LGBTQ peers, according to a study published...

IBM Remains Top Recipient of U.S. Patents in 2020
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IBM Remains Top Recipient of U.S. Patents in 2020

IBM held its long-time place as the top recipient of U.S. patents in 2020 with 9,130 inventions, followed by Samsung, Canon, and Microsoft, according to research...
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