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Alaska’s Engineering Colleges Prepare to Slash Programs, Lay Off Faculty

Dramatic cuts to the budget of the state’s only public university put its engineering programs in jeopardy

Publish date: 07/23/2019

One Driver Steers Two Trucks With Peloton’s Autonomous Follow System

The technology is currently being tested on closed tracks, the company says.

Publish date: 07/17/2019

Electric Vehicle Manufacturers Need Engineers With AI and Robotics Skills

University of Illinois power electronics instructor Philip Krein explains the training new hires need.

Publish date: 07/17/2019

First the E-Bike, Next the Flying Car

This company thinks its 3D-printing technology for carbon fiber can do anything.

Publish date: 07/17/2019

Humanoid Robots Teach Coping Skills to Children With Autism

Roboticist Ayanna Howard explains what inspired her to work on assistive technologies for kids

Publish date: 07/10/2019

A Q&A with Cruise’s Head of AI, Hussein Mehanna

AI engineers of all descriptions—the autonomous vehicle industry wants you

Publish date: 07/10/2019

Combating the Opioid Crisis, One Flush at a Time

Startup Biobot Analytics monitors wastewater to identify at-risk neighborhoods

Publish date: 07/10/2019

Tech Salaries: Silicon Valley Still Tops but Other Regions Come on Strong

Whoooo-hooo! Silicon Valley companies pay their tech workers more than anywhere else in the world, with the average engineer in San Francisco pulling down US $145,000 last year, according to Hired’s annual report on the state of engineering salaries.

Publish date: 07/02/2019

Do Advanced Engineering Degrees Matter?

Was getting that advanced degree worth it? Job search site Hired asked 1,800 technology professionals that question recently, and 48 percent who hold such a degree think they owe their current job or salary to their degree, with 21 percent not sure and 31 percent indicating that they could have had their same job and salary without it.

Publish date: 07/02/2019

AI Job Market Cools Off to a Steady Boil

Huge shortages, astronomical salaries, raids on engineering departments at universities—this has been the state of the job market for AI and machine learning experts for the past few years. And with AI technology finding use in new industries almost daily, it seemed demand for AI and machine learning expertise would never slack. But has it?

Publish date: 07/02/2019