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How Russian Trolls Used Meme Warfare to Divide America

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 13:48

There's a meme on Instagram, circulated by a group called "Born Liberal." A fist holds a cluster of strings, reaching down into people with television sets for heads. The text declares: "The People Believe What the Media Tells Them They Believe: George Orwell."

What Are Silicon Valley's Highest-Paying Tech Jobs?

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:36

Product management, reliability, and security jobs pay the most in Silicon Valley, says job search firm Indeed.

STEM Toys Promise to Turn Kids Into Tech Geniuses. Grown-Up Coders Are Skeptical

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:00

Some programmers are doubtful that toys promising to imbue young minds with science, technology, engineering, and math skills can deliver on that promise.

3 Reasons Students Aren't Into Computer Science – Yet

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 10:37

Many students go through their entire high school career without being exposed to computer science. Research isolated three reasons why students are not interested in computer science.

The Yoda of Silicon Valley

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 09:50

Donald Knuth, recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award for 1974, reflects on 50 years of his opus-in-progress, "The Art of Computer Programming."

International Students Steer Clear of Graduate Programs in the United States

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:42

The number of international students enrolling in U.S. graduate programs is falling, according to reports from the U.S. Council of Graduate Schools in Washington, D.C., and the Institute of International Education in New York City.

The Robots Have Descended on Trump Country

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:38

The growing use of work robots and the deployment of artificial intelligence have been most disruptive in just those areas of the country that provided President Trump with crucial margins of support in 2016.

'Blockchain Developer' Is the Fastest-Growing U.S. Job

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:33

"Blockchain developer" is the top emerging job in the U.S., according to data published in LinkedIn's 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs report.

TTU's First Female Computer Science Ph.D. to Graduate Saturday

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:25

Rina Singh will make history this Saturday when she graduates as Tennessee Tech University's first female to receive a Ph.D. in engineering with a concentration in computer science.

Nine Charts That Really Bring Home Just How Fast AI Is Growing

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:47

With so much hype surrounding artificial intelligence today, it can be difficult to know where things actually stand. Fortunately, a report (.pdf) issued by a group of AI policy researchers today collates a range of data that helps capture the state of the AI boom.

What Student Developers Want In a Job (Hint: It's Not Ping Pong)

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:23

Software developers about to enter the workforce are looking for professional learning and work/life balance more than corporate perks, according to a HackerRank report.

Employee Incentives Can Lead to Unethical Behavior, Study Says

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:15

End-of-year bonuses are a double-edged sword that can help motivate and increase employee performance, while also leading to unethical behavior in the workplace, a new study says.

Broadening Participation in Computing is Easier Than You Think

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:51

Some small steps that can make a big difference.

Europe's AI researchers Launch Professional Body Over Fears of Falling Behind

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:36

Some of Europe's top machine-learning researchers have founded an organization to strengthen capacity in artificial intelligence (AI) technology on the continent.

Software Developer Jobs to Increase by More Than 250,000 by 2026

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:23

The number of new software developer jobs will increase by 253,400 in the United States over the next decade, according to The Knowledge Academy.

Start-Ups Aren't Cool Anymore

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:54

A lack of personal savings, competition from abroad, and the threat of another economic downturn make it harder for Millennials to thrive as entrepreneurs.

American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:10

Fifteen years ago in California, a tall technology geek named Steve Mushero started writing a book that predicted the American dream might soon "be found only in China."

Teachers Say There's a Disconnect in Computer Science Education

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00

Eighty-eight percent of surveyed K-12 teachers said computer science is critical for students' career success, while two in 10 said their students are not taught computer science.


Initiative Aims to Improve Education, Business With AI

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:59

Cornell University and r4 Technologies will collaborate to develop artificial intelligence solutions for education and business and train a new generation of students for the data-driven world.

Data Espionage Campaign Targets Professors

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:01

Hackers are targeting academics, particularly those with biomedical engineering backgrounds, in an espionage-like campaign to steal data. There is evidence the attack may have come from North Korea.