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Silicon Valley's Spooked by Trump and Mexico Sees an Opportunity

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:55

There's a tech-loving governor in Mexico who sees opportunity in the hassles the Trump administration might create for companies eager to hire foreign engineers and coders: He'll find cubicles for them.

Computational Thinking for Teacher Education

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 00:00

This framework for developing pre-service teachers' knowledge does not necessarily depend on computers or other educational technology.

Vector Institute Is Just the Latest in Canada's AI Expansion

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 18:36

Canadian researchers have been behind some recent major breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Now, the country is betting on becoming a big player in one of the hottest fields in technology, with help from the likes of Google and RBC.

Investors Bet on a Quiet Tech Revolution in Europe

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 13:20

It's not banking or mining shares, but rather technology stocks, that have come up trumps in Europe this year and are poised to end the first quarter as the best-performing sector.

Stanford Researchers Adapt a DIY Robotics Kit to Give STEM Students Tools to Automate Biology Experiments

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have modified a commercially available do-it-yourself kit for building and programming robots capable of transferring exact amounts of fluids between flasks, test tubes, and experimental dishes.

Generation CS: When undergraduates realized they needed Computing

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 18:34

 New CRA report describes the dramatic influx of undergraduates into CS classes

I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:26

Chia-Chiunn Ho was eating lunch inside Facebook headquarters, at the Full Circle Cafe, when he saw the notice on his phone: Larry Zitnick, one of the leading figures at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab, was teaching another class on deep learning.

Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:07

Who is winning the race for jobs between robots and humans?

Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:07

Who is winning the race for jobs between robots and humans?

Berkeley Lab Researchers Target Chem Code for Knights Landing

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are helping computational chemists prepare to compute efficiently on next-generation exascale machines.

War By Any Means: The Story of DARPA

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:45

Shortly after arriving at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in April 1958, the new chief scientist presented a plan to the agency's director.

Google's AI Explosion in One Chart

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:20

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Aging Scientific Workforce Raises Concerns

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:39

The science and engineering workforce in the United States is aging rapidly, according to a new study, raising concerns that older scientists may not be as creative as younger workers, and might be keeping younger scientists out of the field.

Silicon Valley's Quest to Live Forever

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:24

On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear's living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity.

The Trump Administration's War on Science

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 13:12

"Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people," President Trump said in his speech to Congress last month, after summoning a list of technological triumphs from America's past.

What It Means to {Codelikeagirl}

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:00

The University of Rochester has significantly increased the number of female students graduating with computer science degrees.

Elon Musk's Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:33

It was just a friendly little argument about the fate of humanity. Demis Hassabis, a leading creator of advanced artificial intelligence, was chatting with Elon Musk, a leading doomsayer, about the perils of artificial intelligence.

'Girls in STEM' Culture Is Failing Both Girls and STEM

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:00

Cleoniki Kesidis writes that a culture that tries to encourage girls to enter science, technology, engineering, and math fields guilt-tripped her into pursuing such a career, which she found unrewarding and left.

The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:40

Andrew Ng helped create two of Silicon Valley's leading artificial intelligence labs.

A Professor Built an AI Teaching Assistant for His Courses--and It Could Shape the Future of Education

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:00

Georgia Institute of Technology professor Ashok Goel has created an artificially intelligent teaching assistant.