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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

How the Potential Tech Worker Exodus from Britain Benefits Ireland

The fear of a no-deal Brexit—in which the UK crashes out of the EU with no agreed arrangements—looms over all. The result has been a lot of confusion for both businesses and workers, especially those in industries with a relatively mobile workforce, such as tech.

Publish date: 06/27/2019

Race and Age Impact Tech Salaries

In 2018, the salaries offered Asian tech workers in the United States surpassed those offered to their white counterparts for the first time. Meanwhile, salaries offered black tech professionals slipped further behind.

Publish date: 06/27/2019

IP3: An Amazon for Patents

The Industry Patent Purchase Program, as IP3 is officially called, is an online platform that connects patent sellers with large tech companies such as Ford, Google, Philips, Spotify, and Verizon.

Publish date: 06/26/2019

You’ve Heard of Bitcoin, But What Do You Really Know About Blockchain?

To help advance the technology, IEEE launched its Blockchain Initiative last year. Something unique to the initiative are its local groups, which teach developers how the technology could help companies in their region—as the basis of a cryptocurrency, in support of smart contracts, or some other way.

Publish date: 06/26/2019

When Innovation and Ethics Collide

Every day it seems that there are stories in the media saying that tech has gone out of control and is causing harm. Privacy has been lost, the cellphone is dangerously addictive, spam and scams are omnipresent, security is weak, conspiracies and fake news abound, powerful monopolies have evolved, jobs will be lost to AI and robotics, and so forth.

Publish date: 06/25/2019

Rediscovering the Remarkable Engineers Behind Olivetti’s ELEA 9003

The Chinese-Italian engineer Mario Tchou was, by all accounts, brilliant. Born and raised in Italy and educated in the United States, he led the Olivetti company’s ambitious effort to build a completely transistorized mainframe computer in the late 1950s.

Publish date: 06/20/2019

Q&A With Jelena Kovačević, Dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering

IEEE Fellow Jelena Kovačević, along with the deans from the City College of New York Grove School of Engineering and Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, recently talked during a panel discussion about how their universities are keeping up with changes in engineering.

Publish date: 06/20/2019