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Website AI Creates Headshots of Nonexistent People On-Demand

A software engineer from Uber, hoping to highlight what artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of, created a website featuring headshots of people who do not exist.

Publish date: 02/21/2019

 
Computer Engineer in China Builds AI-powered Shelter for Stray Cats

Using AI, the high-tech shelter is kept at a constant 80° F, offering strays a warm place to sleep and regularly dispensed meals.

Publish date: 02/21/2019

 
Researchers Call on Citizen Scientists to Contribute Images to Hand Database

Researchers from Lancaster University, U.K., are calling on citizen scientists to submit images of their hands to build a searchable hand image database.

Publish date: 02/14/2019

 
Infants welcome at Iowa workplace

A Midwest division of Girl Scouts of the United States of America is allowing employees to bring their newborns into the office daily.

Publish date: 02/14/2019

 
UK Study Predicts AI Will Overtake 30% of Jobs by 2030

According to the study from U.K. company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), more than 30% of the jobs in the U.K. are likely to be overtaken by developments in artificial intelligence (AI).

Publish date: 02/14/2019

 
Let's do science: Girls More Interested in Doing Science than Being Scientists

Researchers from New York University and Princeton discovered that using an action verb — do science — when encouraging young girls to get involved with science elicits more involvement than simply suggesting that they “be scientists.”

Publish date: 02/14/2019

 
National Geographic and Mattel to release line of STEM-related Barbies

According to reports, the line will include versions of Barbie working in occupations associated with science, conservation, research and exploration, careers where women tend to be underrepresented, according to Mattel, the maker of Barbie.

Publish date: 02/07/2019

 
Company in Norway Creates Office, School Furniture from Ocean Waste

Created by Norway-based architectural firm Snøhetta, the chair was commissioned by furniture maker Nordic Comfort Products (NCP) who wanted to redesign its R-48 line of office and school chairs using recycled plastic.

Publish date: 02/07/2019

 
Government Shutdown May Create Long-Term Challenges for NASA

According to a report on Space.com, the recent partial shutdown of the U.S. government will likely have long-lasting implications for the nation’s space program.

Publish date: 02/07/2019

 
Amazon Pledges to Fund Computer Science Classes in 130 New York City Schools

Ahead of settling into its recently announced New York City headquarters, Amazon has pledged to offer students access to introductory and advanced computer science classes in 130 New York City high schools.

Publish date: 01/31/2019