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IoT Security and AI Ethics Among Topics to Be Featured at Annual IEEE Event

This year’s IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (IEEE VIC Summit) not only addresses crucial technologies but also highlights the need for more female technologists.

Publish date: 04/23/2019

 
What Happens When Good Engineers Write Bad Software?

Our lives are plagued by software failures. Usually it happens on a personal scale, but sometimes the impact can be international in scope, as when an airline booking system goes down. With software such a critical part of modern life, the question remains: Why is so much of it so bad?

Publish date: 04/17/2019

 
Who Hired A Lot in 2018?

What tech companies have tried to hire the most engineers in 2018? Job search firm Indeed.com took a look at job postings from January through November and found Amazon and Microsoft were at the front of the pack for the United States as a whole, while Apple and Amazon ranked one and two, respectively, for Silicon Valley.

Publish date: 04/17/2019

 
Microsoft’s Brad Smith on How to Responsibly Deploy AI

Because AI is such a powerful tool, Microsoft president Brad Smith told the crowd at Columbia University’s recent Data Science Day that tech companies and universities performing AI research must also help ensure the ethical use of such technologies.

Publish date: 04/17/2019

 
Target Explains Why the Retail Apparel Business Needs to Undergo a Digital Transformation

A digital transformation requires retailers and brands to embrace new ways of creating, thinking, and working. One strategy is to collaborate across a variety of groups and industries. This idea was the main reason behind the 3D.RC (3D Retail Coalition), an industry group formed two years ago.

Publish date: 04/17/2019

 
Coral Gables’ Smart-City Strategy

One of the first planned communities in the country, Coral Gables recently unveiled its Smart City Hub. The open-data platform—which uses a combination of analytics, apps, sensors, and other technologies—provides citizens with a wealth of information and services.

Publish date: 04/17/2019

 
National Academies Report Says Sexual Harassment Threatens Engineering

The engineering community has been working for decades to increase the representation of women in universities and in the profession, but progress has been slow.

Publish date: 04/10/2019

 
How to Prevent Sexual Harassment Prevention

Sexual harassment is endemic at U.S. universities and colleges, and the policies and procedures currently in place to prevent it are not working. That’s the searing takeaway from a report released in June by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Publish date: 04/10/2019

 
Blockchain Developers Wanted

It’s a good time to be working in blockchains or Bitcoin, with salaries climbing and a host of job openings chasing fewer interested developers.

Publish date: 04/10/2019

 
Hot Programming Languages for Autonomous Vehicle Engineers: C/C++ and Python

It’s a good time to be an engineer with a background in self-driving cars—or even an interest in working with autonomous vehicles. According to job site Indeed.com, the numbers of people in the United States looking to get into the field or change jobs within it is skyrocketing, up more than 600 percent in the past three years, and job listings are just as hot.

Publish date: 04/10/2019