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Hiring from the Autism Spectrum
From Communications of the ACM

Hiring from the Autism Spectrum

Companies increasingly are looking to hire people who are on the autism spectrum to fill IT roles.

Coding for Covid-19: Contest Calls on Developers to Help Fight the Pandemic
From ACM TechNews

Coding for Covid-19: Contest Calls on Developers to Help Fight the Pandemic

One track in this year's IBM Call for Code challenge focused on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Algorithm Helps Analyze Images to Improve Health Care, Manufacturing
From ACM TechNews

Algorithm Helps Analyze Images to Improve Health Care, Manufacturing

A new algorithm makes it easier for humans to recognize and analyze patterns that appear in both natural and manufactured systems.

Using Crowdsourced Computing to Fight the Coronavirus
From ACM News

Using Crowdsourced Computing to Fight the Coronavirus

Folding@Home is more powerful than the world’s top seven supercomputers combined.

Tactical Deceit
From ACM News

Tactical Deceit

The art and science of deception technology.

Kaiji Malware Targets IoT Devices Via SSH Brute-Force Attacks
From ACM TechNews

Kaiji Malware Targets IoT Devices Via SSH Brute-Force Attacks

Researchers have discovered a new strain of malware built to infect Linux-based servers and smart Internet of Things devices.

Meet the Uninfectables
From ACM News

Meet the Uninfectables

Hospital wards, grocery stores, and food delivery services are turning to robotic devices to better navigate the pandemic.

Fake It Till You Make It
From ACM News

Fake It Till You Make It

Mock Interview websites let you practice your job-search interviewing skills.

Risks Overshadow Benefits with Online Voting, Experts Warn
From ACM TechNews

Risks Overshadow Benefits with Online Voting, Experts Warn

With a handful of U.S. states launching online voting pilots, many experts warn the technology carries more pitfalls than benefits.

EU Robotics Project Gives Maintenance Workers a 'Second Pair of Hands'
From ACM TechNews

EU Robotics Project Gives Maintenance Workers a 'Second Pair of Hands'

A five-year EU effort to develop a proactive humanoid assistant as a "second pair of hands" for industrial workers has concluded with the development of a new robotic...

Software Developed by SMU Stops Ransomware Attacks
From ACM TechNews

Software Developed by SMU Stops Ransomware Attacks

New software identifies ransomware attacks before attackers can cause catastrophic damage, even if the ransomware has not been previously used.

Morocco Launches Fleet of DJI Drones to Tackle Coronavirus From the Sky
From ACM TechNews

Morocco Launches Fleet of DJI Drones to Tackle Coronavirus From the Sky

Morocco has expanded its fleet of aerial drones to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

Companies Wrestle With Growing Cybersecurity Threat: Their Own Employees
From ACM TechNews

Companies Wrestle With Growing Cybersecurity Threat: Their Own Employees

As companies navigate an increase in cyberattacks amid the coronavirus pandemic, they must contend with the security threats posed by their own employees.

Australian Military Gets First Drone That Can Fly With AI
From ACM TechNews

Australian Military Gets First Drone That Can Fly With AI

The Royal Australian Air Force has received a prototype of a jet-powered drone that Boeing Australia said will use artificial intelligence to "fly independently...

Hastily Introduced Fake News Laws Could Damage Efforts to Counter Disinformation, UNESCO Warns
From ACM TechNews

Hastily Introduced Fake News Laws Could Damage Efforts to Counter Disinformation, UNESCO Warns

Reports warn that legislation to curb disinformation on the coronavirus could damage legitimate journalism's efforts to combat this "disinfodemic."

Women CS Graduates Surpass Record Set 17 Years Ago
From ACM News

Women CS Graduates Surpass Record Set 17 Years Ago

But percentages lag behind.

Technology Sector Shed Record Number of Jobs in April
From ACM TechNews

Technology Sector Shed Record Number of Jobs in April

Information technology trade group CompTIA estimated U.S. IT employers lost a record 112,000 jobs in April, based on U.S. Labor Department data.

India Orders Coronavirus Tracing App for All Workers
From ACM TechNews

India Orders Coronavirus Tracing App for All Workers

India's government has directed all public- and private-sector employees to use a state-supported coronavirus contact tracing app.

Tech Jobs in the Time of COVID
From ACM TechNews

Tech Jobs in the Time of COVID

The first-quarter report of job search firm Dice reveals that overall hiring demand for tech professionals increased in many U.S. regions as the coronavirus emerged...

How Many Jobs do Robots Really Replace?
From ACM TechNews

How Many Jobs do Robots Really Replace?

Two economics professors have determined that the replacement of human workers by robots is a tangible trend, although they say claims of total automation are overstated...
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