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A survey by recruitment firm Harvey Nash found half of 1,200 technology professionals in the U.K. would like to switch jobs in 2020, with salary and work-life balance the most important drivers.
Researchers used artificial intelligence to generate accurate machine learning emulator algorithms for accelerating simulations billions of times, for all scientific disciplines.
Shifts in transportation highlight cities' need for data management to cope with traffic, digital platforms, and other trends.
Technology recruiting firm Dice's analysis of 6 million U.S. job postings last year found the single largest category of tech job openings was that of software developer.
A new high-precision technique can print small, soft objects in three dimensions in seconds.
A report from cybersecurity company Malwarebytes concluded that Mac computers are more vulnerable to software threats than Microsoft Windows systems.
Local authorities in the U.S. and Europe use predictive governance algorithms to assess people's risk of criminality, and base probation, jail time, and other decisions on such evaluations.
Spectrally encoded enhanced representations is a new color spectrum identification method that provides greater clarity and works faster and at greater definition than current techniques.
Researchers in Israel have developed a mobile robot that can change its entire body shape on a link-by-link basis, using an extra actuator to "build its own track in the air as it advances."
Researchers at Google have developed a set of components for evaluating algorithmic fairness in simulated social environments.
Russia and other countries are turning to more stringent Internet controls that threaten the free flow of information.
Students at Lambda School say the program hasn't delivered on its promise.
U.S. companies installed fewer robots last year compared to 2018, according to a report from the Association for Advancing Automation .
A self-driving vehicle has completed a 230-mile drive along roads in Britain as part of a project overseen by researchers at the U.K.'s University of Leeds and automaker Nissan.
Brazil is following China's example and adopting facial-recognition technology to crack down on crime.
Tech companies with offices in New York City—including Google, LinkedIn, and Spotify—are sending employees to teach 22 computer science courses at the City University of New York this semester.
Researchers have found a way to make artificial atoms on a silicon chip more stable by drawing in additional electrons to the atoms' outer shell, which could produce more consistent quantum bits (qubits).
A new computer system used deep learning to teach itself to accurately predict extreme weather events like heat waves and cold spells, based on a minimal amount of weather data.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed new safety standards for specific unmanned-aircraft models, a significant step toward eventually authorizing drones to deliver packages to consumers.
Researchers at cybersecurity firm Recorded Future report that eight of the top 10 software flaws most commonly exploited last year were associated with Microsoft software.
Researchers have spent six years to improve the printing accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) printing software by 50% or more.
The University at Buffalo's gaming project is all about trying to make machines that think more like humans.
Prototype software will make it easier to track people, individually or in groups.
White House budget calls for annual spending of $2 billion on artificial intelligence and $860 million on quantum technologies within two years.
Australia's government has released a blockchain roadmap outlining a strategy to facilitate job creation, economic growth, more cost-efficient business, and higher productivity in that country.
Startups are trying to make clean fusion-generated electricity a reality by designing systems for squeezing atoms together.
A new three-dimensional simulation combines the macroscopic scale of tissue with the microscopic scale of individual cells to realistically model the mechano-biology of cancer.
A robotic submarine captured the first-ever images of the foundations on the ocean floor of the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica.
More than half of African countries are developing some form of biometric or digital national identification (ID).
Researchers have created a dataset for training future autonomous vehicles to drive in winter conditions.