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FedEx Ground Uses Virtual Reality to Train and Retain Package Handlers

Turnover for a tough job and safety concerns led the package delivery service to test VR training with ‘overpowering’ results.

Publish date: 11/20/2019

How IEEE Uses STEM Electronic Mentoring to Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers

Q&A with IEEE Executive Director Stephen Welby about the TryEngineering Together program.

Publish date: 11/14/2019

The Blockchain Job Boom Continues

For job seekers with cryptocurrency expertise, the best time to change jobs might be when Bitcoin takes a dive.

Publish date: 11/12/2019

Trump CTO Addresses AI, Facial Recognition, Immigration, Tech Infrastructure, and More

Michael Kratsios, the fourth U.S. Chief Technology Officer, explains administration policies at the Fall Conference of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

Publish date: 11/12/2019

Is it Time for Tech to Stop Moving Fast and Breaking Things?

Leaders in Silicon Valley—both the real one and the fictional one on HBO—started this week by debating the responsibilities of tech companies.

Publish date: 11/11/2019

5 Things That Can Sabotage a Startup and How to Avoid Them

In this column IEEE Fellow Chenyang Xu shares five common pitfalls he’s seen that can sink a startup and suggests how to avoid them. Xu is a founding partner at the Silicon Valley Future Academy of Palo Alto, Calif., and a partner at the Corporate Innovators Huddle of Menlo Park, Calif.

Publish date: 11/05/2019

Why Does Israel Have So Many Startups?

Tel Aviv contains more startups per capita than any city in the world other than Silicon Valley, according to the 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report published by Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network.

Publish date: 11/05/2019

At Domino’s Biggest Franchisee, a Chatbot Named “Dottie” Speeds Up Hiring

At RPM Pizza, a chatbot nicknamed “Dottie” has made hiring almost as fast as delivering pizzas.

Publish date: 11/05/2019

Are Engineers Who Specialize More Successful?

“Real” engineers can do anything, but maybe that’s not the right goal.

Publish date: 10/30/2019

Future Video Games Could React to Players’ Emotions

Gaming pioneer Michael Zyda talks about immersive experiences, training developers, and the impact of e-sports.

Publish date: 10/30/2019