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A new study predicts demand for information technology workers will outstrip supply, due to growth in digital technologies, tighter labor markets, and few workers with specialized skills.
Researchers have developed a way to correlate Web browsing patterns with public opinion polls to create more accurate election predictions.
A formerly homeless man has created a nonprofit organization to combat homelessness in San Francisco by teaching needy individuals the skills needed to work in technology firms.
If extraterrestrial intelligence exists somewhere in our galaxy, a new MIT study proposes that laser technology on Earth could, in principle, be fashioned into something of a planetary porch light—a beacon strong enough to attract…
Chips will cost more to design and manufacture even without pushing to the latest node, but that's not the whole story.
Libratus team announced as IJCAI Minsky medal recipients.
Wi-Fi fills our world with radio waves. In your home, in the office, and increasingly on city streets, humans are bathed in a constant background field of 2.4- and 5-gigahertz radio signals.
For the first time, scientists have spotted something wobbling around the black hole at the core of our galaxy.
Google software engineer Cliff Young explains how the explosion in deep learning algorithms is coinciding with a breakdown in Moore's Law, forcing new computer designs.
IBM's Jeff Jonas has for several years used his artificial intelligence software for a multistate project to identify eligible voters and purge voter rolls of inaccuracies.
How adorable robots are may be a critical factor for their public acceptance.
Schools in three Oregon counties will use a federal grant to help high school students in Career Technical Education programs transition to post-secondary education and employment.
David Nordfors and Vint Cerf suggest that innovation can, and should, make people more valuable.
Facial recognition and augmented reality are changing the way law enforcement agencies investigate crime, but there are important privacy issues to consider.
Pinpointing where and how the human genome is evolving can be like hunting for a needle in a haystack.
In 2015, the U.S. Naval Academy decided that its graduates needed to return to the past and learn how to navigate using the stars.
Nearly two-thirds of the social media bots with political activity on Twitter before the 2016 U.S. presidential election supported Donald Trump.
Many U.S. colleges and universities are investing in and expanding artificial intelligence education, confronting new challenges for teaching the discipline.
Researchers are about to launch a supercomputer designed to mimic the human brain.
Researchers have developed a visual analytics tool that dramatically speeds up forensic email investigations and highlights critical links within email data.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed an autonomous system to direct a fleet of drones.
The Canadian restaurant industry has been more significantly transformed by technology in the last five years than in the preceding 50.
Researchers have developed a method for constructing digital fingerprints that encode secret messages into the spiral points on the prints.
Side-channel leak in Skylake and Kaby Lake chips probably affects AMD CPUs, too.
For centuries, science was a multilingual affair, powered by French, German, English and other tongues. But since the early 1970s, English has become the undisputed lingua franca of scientific papers, conferences, and discourse…
Wormholes are theoretical objects that could serve as portals between two points in space and time. Some believe they could even act as passageways to other universes. But if one did exist, what would it look like?
Travel and tourism firms are deploying next-generation technologies such as robots, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality to improve the traveler experience.
An artificial intelligence-based lie detector system will be used on international travelers during a six-month pilot program at border crossings in Hungary, Latvia, and Greece.
Researchers have created a record-setting earthquake wave simulation.
A standard Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Apollo 4000-series business computer is being used to conduct science experiments on the International Space Station.