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Facebook's Ad Algorithms Still Excluding Women from Seeing Jobs
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Facebook's Ad Algorithms Still Excluding Women from Seeing Jobs

Its ad-delivery system is excluding women from opportunities without regard to their qualifications. That would be illegal under U.S. employment law.

 Tech Chiefs Get Creative to Cure Employee Burnout
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Tech Chiefs Get Creative to Cure Employee Burnout

More than a year into the pandemic's remote work, corporate tech leaders try to help staff fight feelings of loneliness, fatigue.

Walmart Is Pulling Plug on More Robots
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Walmart Is Pulling Plug on More Robots

The retailer has been phasing out automated pickup towers as curbside services have become popular.

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected STEM Pay and Job Prospects?
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How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected STEM Pay and Job Prospects?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bumpy ride for many sectors, but a New Scientist Jobs/SRG survey shows science and tech have weathered the storm better than most...

Will Quantum Computing Ever Live Up to Its Hype?
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Will Quantum Computing Ever Live Up to Its Hype?

One expert warns that the field is overpromising, while another says his firm is on the verge of building "useful" machines.

Facebook Dataset Addresses Algorithmic Bias
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Facebook Dataset Addresses Algorithmic Bias

Facebook has made public its Casual Conversations dataset, comprised of more than 45,000 videos of 3,000 individuals of different skin tones sharing their age and...

Brazilian Government Launches Toolkit to Support Data Protection Compliance
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Brazilian Government Launches Toolkit to Support Data Protection Compliance

Brazil's Digital Government Secretariat has rolled out a toolkit to facilitate central government agencies' compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation...

A Molecule That Responds to Light
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A Molecule That Responds to Light

Researchers have advanced the development of molecule-based materials that can serve as light-addressable fundamental quantum bits.

15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021
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15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021

The 2021 AI Index provides insight into jobs, publications, diversity, and more.

The Economic Payoff of Federally Funded IT Research
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The Economic Payoff of Federally Funded IT Research

How basic IT research has yielded huge commercial benefits.

Modeling Shows Pandemic Eviction Bans Protect Entire Communities From Covid-19 Spread
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Modeling Shows Pandemic Eviction Bans Protect Entire Communities From Covid-19 Spread

Researchers used computer modeling to determine that eviction bans during the COVID-19 pandemic lowered infection rates, shielding entire communities from the virus...

Brain-on-a-Chip Would Need Little Training
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Brain-on-a-Chip Would Need Little Training

Researchers used a spiking neural network on a microchip as a foundation for developing more efficient hardware-based artificial intelligence systems.

U.S. Banks Deploy AI to Monitor Customers, Workers Amid Tech Backlash
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U.S. Banks Deploy AI to Monitor Customers, Workers Amid Tech Backlash

Several U.S. banks are rolling out artificial intelligence systems to analyze customer preferences, monitor employees, and detect suspicious activity near ATMs....

U.K. Regulator Gives Green Light to Delivery Drone Trials
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U.K. Regulator Gives Green Light to Delivery Drone Trials

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority authorized a trial in which drone company Sees.ai will operate drone flights beyond the pilot's line of sight at remote industrial...

A Hacker's Nightmare: Programmable Chips Secured by Chaos
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A Hacker's Nightmare: Programmable Chips Secured by Chaos

Ohio State University scientists demonstrated a method of using physically unclonable functions to thwart hackers.

Facial Recognition, Other 'Risky' AI Set for Constraints in EU
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Facial Recognition, Other 'Risky' AI Set for Constraints in EU

The European Commission has proposed new rules constraining the use of facial recognition and other artificial intelligence applications.

A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived
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A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived

Never before have so many countries, including China, moved with such vigor at the same time to limit the power of a single industry.

How AI Can Make Weather Forecasting Less Cloudy
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How AI Can Make Weather Forecasting Less Cloudy

Scientists are applying artificial intelligence to weather and climate forecasting to boost accuracy and efficiency.

Disney, Ad-Tech Firms Agree to Privacy Changes for Children's Apps
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Disney, Ad-Tech Firms Agree to Privacy Changes for Children's Apps

Disney, Viacom, and 10 advertising technology firms will remove or disable tracking software from popular children's gaming apps.

Researchers Develop Method for Putting Quantum Correlations to the Test
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Researchers Develop Method for Putting Quantum Correlations to the Test

New research involving has yielded a new method for testing the quality of quantum correlations.
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