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Fast Food Chain Employs AI at the Drive-Thru

A Denver-based fast food chain is automating the process of drive-thru ordering with help from an artificial intelligence (AI)-based customer service platform.

Publish date: 03/07/2019

 
Foundation Announces Initiative to Inspire Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

A foundation that funds science projects and research recently announced a $25 million initiative to inspire young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Publish date: 03/07/2019

 
Study: Female Scientists Get Roughly $40,000 Less in Funding Than Their Male Counterparts

According to research from Northwestern Medicine, female scientists earn less in federal funding than their male counterparts, which could hinder their research and careers.

Publish date: 03/07/2019

 
China to Debut the First Female AI-Derived News Anchor

A female artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor will make its debut on China’s state news agency Xinhua News in March, according to reports.

Publish date: 02/28/2019

 
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