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Tech Companies in China in Search of "Good Looking" Tech Workers

Following criticism last year for using sexist recruitment language in job advertisements, Chinese Tech companies seem to be at it again, according to reports.

Publish date: 03/14/2019

 
Study: Fast Robots May Demoralize Human Co-workers

According to Cornell University-led research, when robots defeat humans in contests with monetary prizes, humans tend to expend less energy on their efforts because they feel less competent than the robots, which, in turn, leads to an overall dislike of the robots — findings that could eventually impact human-robot relations in the workplace.

Publish date: 03/14/2019

 
NYU Calling on Citizen Scientists to Train Machine models on Noise Pollution Sounds

Researchers at New York University (NYU) are calling on citizen scientists to participate in a study addressing urban noise pollution.

Publish date: 03/14/2019

 
Report: Victims of Bullying can be Sometimes Seen as Bully

A new study found that victims of workplace abuse are often mislabeled as the bully and may even face stigma from their superiors.

Publish date: 03/14/2019

 
Study: Bikes are Happiest Mode of Transportation

Looking at factors such as purpose of travel, companionship while traveling and duration of travel, researchers discovered that bicycling brought commuters more happiness than any of the other modes of transportation.

Publish date: 03/07/2019

 
Fast Food Chain Employs AI at the Drive-Thru

A Denver-based fast food chain is automating the process of drive-thru ordering with help from an artificial intelligence (AI)-based customer service platform.

Publish date: 03/07/2019

 
Foundation Announces Initiative to Inspire Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

A foundation that funds science projects and research recently announced a $25 million initiative to inspire young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Publish date: 03/07/2019

 
Study: Female Scientists Get Roughly $40,000 Less in Funding Than Their Male Counterparts

According to research from Northwestern Medicine, female scientists earn less in federal funding than their male counterparts, which could hinder their research and careers.

Publish date: 03/07/2019

 
China to Debut the First Female AI-Derived News Anchor

A female artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor will make its debut on China’s state news agency Xinhua News in March, according to reports.

Publish date: 02/28/2019

 
Microsoft Employees Protest Contract That Provides US Army with HoloLens Headsets

More than 90 Microsoft employees have signed a petition calling on the company to cancel its contract with the U.S. Army amid concerns that the Army will use Microsoft’s HoloLens virtual reality (VR) headsets to turn actual battlefields into video games.

Publish date: 02/28/2019