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On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, astronaut Mike Massimino speaks about the impact of the Apollo missions on his own career trajectory and on the world.
A former employee discusses the floor conditions she experienced at an Amazon fulfillment center, why the quota system there can be so brutal, and what happens to workers on Prime Day.
Deepfakes are frightening, but so is Congress' rush to regulate them.
Richard Feynman was unquestionably one of the outstanding physicists of the 20th century. In the area of philosophy of science, though, Feynman didn't really shine—to put it mildly.
Scientific research is rarely designed to accommodate scientists with medical conditions or disabilities.
The need of the hour is to become an active technological citizen which involves the ability to code and asking questions about how that code is going to affect work, life, and community.
In Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez examines elements of the modern world that appear to be designed with less consideration for women, including smartphones and voice-recognition technologies.
Darden Professor Michael Lenox shares his insights on helping incumbent firms face up to the challenges wrought by digitization.
Teaching artificial intelligence to think like children may make them better learners.
Deliberating on the main arguments in recent sets of briefs filed in support of Google's U.S. Supreme Court petition.
Considering the case of smart cities.
How the unique perspective and enhanced strengths accompanying disabilities can benefit the workforce.
Seeking to improve rankings by utilizing more objective data and meaningful metrics.
How should software engineers try to classify their reflections?
To game a programmed system means thwarting non-programmed intention.
The ambitious systems that we develop today need a proper requirements structure. The plan defined here organizes requirements specification along …