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Boston Is Nation's Top Tech-Talent Exporter
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Boston Is Nation's Top Tech-Talent Exporter

The U.S. technology worker population currently totals 4.8 million, according to CBRE's 2016 Scoring Tech Talent report.

China Claims Exascale By 2020, Three Years Before ­.s.
From ACM TechNews

China Claims Exascale By 2020, Three Years Before ­.s.

China wants to deliver an exascale computing system by 2020, three years ahead of the U.S. plan to achieve the same goal.

U.s. Gets Warnings and Advice About the Internet of Things
From ACM TechNews

U.s. Gets Warnings and Advice About the Internet of Things

Industry groups have submitted more than 130 reports to the U.S. Department of Commerce detailing positive and negative aspects of the Internet of Things.

Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles
From ACM TechNews

Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles

Most U.S. drivers do not want to own a fully self-driving car in the future, according to a University of Michigan survey. 

Silicon Valley's Tech Workforce Diversity Has Long Way to Go, Say Feds
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Silicon Valley's Tech Workforce Diversity Has Long Way to Go, Say Feds

Much progress remains before Silicon Valley's technology industry has a truly diverse workforce, says an analysis by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

White House Worries About Bad AI Coding
From ACM TechNews

White House Worries About Bad AI Coding

The White House released a report this week suggesting it may be important to develop ethical frameworks for designing automated computer systems. 

Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot
From ACM TechNews

Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot

The U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking public comment on the Internet of Things.

New Electronic Display Is 10 Times Thinner Than Human Skin
From ACM TechNews

New Electronic Display Is 10 Times Thinner Than Human Skin

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a thin-film electronic display that can be laminated onto a person's body without the wearer knowing it is there. ...

A Fleet of Self-Driving Trucks Rumbles Across Europe
From ACM TechNews

A Fleet of Self-Driving Trucks Rumbles Across Europe

A fleet of about 12 self-driving trucks from six manufacturers for the first time completed a trip across parts of Europe this week. 

One-in-Three Developers Fear AI Will Replace Them
From ACM TechNews

One-in-Three Developers Fear AI Will Replace Them

A survey of developers found nearly a third identify the most worrisome part of their careers as the potential to be replaced by artificial intelligence.

Google: Self-Driving Car Followed 'the Spirit of the Road' Before Accident
From ACM TechNews

Google: Self-Driving Car Followed 'the Spirit of the Road' Before Accident

Google says it has gained insights concerning a Feb. 14 accident in which one of its autonomous vehicles collided with a city bus in Mountain View, CA. 

With STEM Degrees, It's Not the School That Matters
From ACM TechNews

With STEM Degrees, It's Not the School That Matters

The prestige of a school offering science, technology, engineering, or math degrees may have little impact on how much its graduates earn.

­.s. Military Wants to Create Cyborg Soldiers
From ACM TechNews

­.s. Military Wants to Create Cyborg Soldiers

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to create a chip to implant in a soldier's brain to connect it directly to computers. 

Internet of Things Brings New Era of Weather Forecasting
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Internet of Things Brings New Era of Weather Forecasting

As the Internet of Things continues to develop, weather systems will collect data from vehicles on the road and wirelessly transmit road condition and weather data...

Quantum Computing May Be Moving Out of Science Fiction
From ACM TechNews

Quantum Computing May Be Moving Out of Science Fiction

True quantum computing could be realized relatively soon, according to some industry analysts.

Toyota's A.i. Research Efforts Could Mean Cars That Anticipate Traffic, Pedestrian Moves
From ACM TechNews

Toyota's A.i. Research Efforts Could Mean Cars That Anticipate Traffic, Pedestrian Moves

Toyota is making high-profile investments in artificial intelligence research and development that could yield many benefits in human-machine interaction. 

With AI Advances, Facebook Tests M, Your Newest Assistant
From ACM TechNews

With AI Advances, Facebook Tests M, Your Newest Assistant

Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer says the volume of data Facebook serves to users' News Feeds is increasing about 50 percent annually.

Vint Cerf and 260 Experts Give FCC a Plan to Secure Wi-Fi Routers
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Vint Cerf and 260 Experts Give FCC a Plan to Secure Wi-Fi Routers

Network and cybersecurity experts are critiquing U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposed rules for Wi-Fi routers and RF devices.

Instead of Robots Taking Jobs, AI May Help Humans Do Their Jobs Better
From ACM TechNews

Instead of Robots Taking Jobs, AI May Help Humans Do Their Jobs Better

Oregon State University professor Tom Dietterich sees vast potential for collaboration between humans and artificial intelligence (AI), contrary to popular assumptions...

Study Names the Five Most Hackable Vehicles
From ACM TechNews

Study Names the Five Most Hackable Vehicles

A PT&C|LWG Forensic Consulting Services study has named the top five vehicles most susceptible to hacking. 
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