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Microsoft Employees Protest Contract That Provides US Army with HoloLens Headsets

More than 90 Microsoft employees have signed a petition calling on the company to cancel its contract with the U.S. Army amid concerns that the Army will use Microsoft’s HoloLens virtual reality (VR) headsets to turn actual battlefields into video games.

Publish date: 02/28/2019

 
Study: 40% of Women Leave STEM Jobs After Starting a Family

New research suggests that over 40% of women with full-time jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields will leave those positions or pursue part-time positions once they have had their first child.

Publish date: 02/28/2019

 
Tesla Held STEM Workshops for Young Female Students

Automotive and energy company Tesla is hoping that a behind-the-scenes look of their operations will spark the interest of young women to pursue a career in STEM.

Publish date: 02/28/2019

 
Researchers Examine How to Attract, Retain Women in Transportation Industry

In a report titled Attracting and Retaining Women in the Transportation Industry, MTI research associates Dr. Robert Bertini and Jodi Godfrey suggest that the factor most likely driving women away from the transportation industry is a lack of female mentors and role models in the field.

Publish date: 02/21/2019

 
Workplace Theft is on the Rise

Have you ever slipped a roll of tape into your purse from the office supply closet? How about grabbing some Post-it notes from your desk to make a grocery list?

Publish date: 02/21/2019

 
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