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U.S.-Born Computer Professionals Earn Far More Than Other U.S. Workers
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U.S.-Born Computer Professionals Earn Far More Than Other U.S. Workers

A new study found that U.S.-born information technology  professionals make much more money than peers in other fields.

NVIDIA Completely Re-Imagines The Data Center For AI
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NVIDIA Completely Re-Imagines The Data Center For AI

It is all about tighter integration with memory, CPUs, and accelerators for trillion-parameter AI models.

How DOE Researchers Are Using AI, Robots to Design the Successor to Lithium-Ion Batteries
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How DOE Researchers Are Using AI, Robots to Design the Successor to Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research are using artificial intelligence and robots to design an organic redox-flow...

Battery-Free IoT: These Tiny Printable Computers Harvest Energy From Radio Waves
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Battery-Free IoT: These Tiny Printable Computers Harvest Energy From Radio Waves

The Wiliot Internet of Things tag is a printable chip that harvests energy from ambient radio waves, so it requires no battery.

8 Leading Women In The Field Of AI
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8 Leading Women In The Field Of AI

There are many brilliant women at the forefront of artificial intelligence today.

IBM Apologizes For Firing Computer Pioneer For Being Transgender...52 Years Later
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IBM Apologizes For Firing Computer Pioneer For Being Transgender...52 Years Later

You've likely never heard of 82-year-old computer scientist Lynn Conway, but her discoveries power your smartphones and computers.

White Castle Plans to Use Robot in More Locations
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White Castle Plans to Use Robot in More Locations

The White Castle restaurant chain said it is expanding the use of the Flippy Robot-on-a-Rail system to more U.S. locations.

Talking Machines: Who Won This Year's Alexa Prize?
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Talking Machines: Who Won This Year's Alexa Prize?

A team of students from Emory University has won this year's $500,000 Alexa Prize from Amazon for advancing conversational artificial intelligence by designing...

Federal Reserve Reveals Research Plans for Digital Dollar
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Federal Reserve Reveals Research Plans for Digital Dollar

U.S. Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard Thursday detailed her agency's research plans on the potential development of a U.S. central bank digital currency,...

Newcastle United Turns to Wearable Technology for Safe Premier League Return
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Newcastle United Turns to Wearable Technology for Safe Premier League Return

Soccer clubs are turning to technology as the English Premier League looks to restart while complying with numerous health and safety protocols.

Artificial Intelligence Is Driving A Silicon Renaissance
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Artificial Intelligence Is Driving A Silicon Renaissance

Artificial intelligence has ushered in a new golden age of semiconductor innovation.

Alabama, North Dakota, South Carolina to Debut Apple/Google’s Covid-19 Contact Tracing
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Alabama, North Dakota, South Carolina to Debut Apple/Google’s Covid-19 Contact Tracing

Apple and Google released software on Wednesday that will allow public health agencies around the world to build their own apps to track who may have been exposed...

Pandemic Spike in AI Learning--and What It Means For Schools
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Pandemic Spike in AI Learning--and What It Means For Schools

The learning platform edX has seen its enrollments increase tenfold while its computer science offerings increase ninefold over the past few months, fueled by the...

Intel Confirms Critical New Security Problem for Windows Users
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Intel Confirms Critical New Security Problem for Windows Users

Intel has verified a newly disclosed security flaw in Windows that exposes an apparently critical vulnerability on millions of computers.

VR Concert in Helsinki Attracts Over 1 Million Spectators
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VR Concert in Helsinki Attracts Over 1 Million Spectators

A virtual reality Vappu (May Day) concert in Helsinki, Finland, drew 1.4 million spectators.

Linux Security: Chinese State Hackers May Have Compromised 'Holy Grail' Targets Since 2012
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Linux Security: Chinese State Hackers May Have Compromised 'Holy Grail' Targets Since 2012

A BlackBerry research and intelligence team said five Chinese advanced persistent threat groups have long been attacking Linux servers.

­ber Eats To Test Flying Food To Customers By Drone In San Diego
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­ber Eats To Test Flying Food To Customers By Drone In San Diego

Uber will start delivering food with drones in San Diego this summer, aiming to test out ways to connect a payload to customers in a dense urban environment where...

­U.S. Airports Will ­se AI To Scan 97% Of Passengers' Faces Within 4 Years
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­U.S. Airports Will ­se AI To Scan 97% Of Passengers' Faces Within 4 Years

U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to expand its Biometric Exit program to cover 97% of outbound air passengers within four years.

Diversity in Tech: How One VC Firm Is Partnering With Historically Black Colleges to Address the Pipeline Issue
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Diversity in Tech: How One VC Firm Is Partnering With Historically Black Colleges to Address the Pipeline Issue

Unusual Ventures this summer will launch a program designed to increase the number of black students working in technical internships.

Meet Europe's 30 ­nder 30 in Technology 2019: Blossoming of a Talent Garden
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Meet Europe's 30 ­nder 30 in Technology 2019: Blossoming of a Talent Garden

Young European entrepreneurs ranked in Forbes' latest 30 Under 30 list are pushing the envelope of artificial intelligence applications for consumers and companies...
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