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Programming Interview Questions Are Too Hard and Too Short
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Programming Interview Questions Are Too Hard and Too Short

Data shows that harder programming interview questions do a worse job of predicting final outcomes than easier ones.

Guide to Xi Jinping's Ruling Doctrine Tops Apple's China Download Charts
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Guide to Xi Jinping's Ruling Doctrine Tops Apple's China Download Charts

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has progressively tightened his grip on China in his years at the helm. Now he reigns supreme even in mobile apps.

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.

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...

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...

Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI
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Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI

The US leads the world in artificial intelligence technology. Decades of federal research funding, industrial and academic research, and streams of foreign talent...

$3M Initiative Will Develop System to Identify, Patch Software Security Holes
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$3M Initiative Will Develop System to Identify, Patch Software Security Holes

A $3 million project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will design, develop, and evaluate a system that identifies security vulnerabilities...

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.

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...

World-Renowned Subway Signal Guru Hired to Speed Up NYC's Trains
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World-Renowned Subway Signal Guru Hired to Speed Up NYC's Trains

A world-renowned subway signals guru named Pete Tomlin is giving riders their best chance at faster, more reliable subway trips—if transit officials can get the...

Harvard's Top Astronomer Says an Alien Ship May Be Among Us, and He Doesn't Care What His Colleagues Think
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Harvard's Top Astronomer Says an Alien Ship May Be Among Us, and He Doesn't Care What His Colleagues Think

Before he started the whole alien spaceship thing last year, the chairman of Harvard University's astronomy department was known for public lectures on modesty....

How to Start and Organize a Kubernetes Meetup
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How to Start and Organize a Kubernetes Meetup

Meetups are great ways to learn about new technologies like Kubernetes. If there's not one in your area, it's easy to start one.

Columbia Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech
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Columbia Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech

Columbia University neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. The advance marks a critical step toward...

The Programming Languages and Skills That Pay the Best in 2019
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The Programming Languages and Skills That Pay the Best in 2019

The 10 programming languages associated with the highest-paying jobs all earned developers an average salary of above $100,000 in 2018, according to the Dice 2019...

Technologies to Watch in 2019
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Technologies to Watch in 2019

Seven specialists forecast the developments that will push their fields forward in the year ahead.

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...

'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.

China's Aiming for College Excellence, India for Quotas
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China's Aiming for College Excellence, India for Quotas

Ten years ago, India was seen as a potential superpower capable of combating the rise of China. Today it is too far behind to matter.

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...
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