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The next tech talent shortage: Quantum computing researchers

October 31st, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

Christopher Savoie, founder and chief executive of a start-up called Zapata, offered jobs this year to three scientists who specialize in an increasingly important technology called quantum computing. They accepted. Several months later, the Cambridge, Mass., company was still waiting for the State Department to approve visas for the specialists. All three are foreigners, born […]



Software predicts landslides in weeks, not hours, in advance

August 30th, 2018 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

Researchers have developed a new software tool that predicts the boundaries of where landslides will occur two weeks before they happen. Landslides—masses of rock, earth, or debris moving down a slope—happen everywhere. The effect on communities, the economy, and most importantly, lives, can be devastating. A recent landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar, for […]



How software is eating the military and what that means to the future of war.

July 20th, 2017 at 7:59 pm » Comments Off

As software-based weapons and information systems start to touch all phases of conflict, military leaders are grappling with a new set of challenges.



The Lack of Blockchain Talent is Becoming An Industry Concern

March 14th, 2017 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

The alleged lack of available talent for blockchain industry jobs was high on the agenda at the DTCC’s Fintech Symposium, held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City yesterday. There, executives from a wide range of companies took turns addressing an audience of several hundred financial industry executives to express their concern about what they believe […]



AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs

March 11th, 2017 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

OUT of the way, human, I’ve got this covered. A machine learning system has gained the ability to write its own code. Created by researchers at Microsoft and the University of Cambridge, the system, called DeepCoder, solved basic challenges of the kind set by programming competitions. This kind of approach could make it much easier for […]



The future of American jobs lies in the tech industry

February 15th, 2017 at 3:31 pm » Comments Off

When Donald Trump won the election, many in Silicon Valley were flummoxed: “How could a bigoted billionaire with no government experience and a twitchy Twitter trigger finger win the U.S. presidential election?” they asked themselves.



9 million American men in their prime working age can’t find jobs

December 19th, 2016 at 3:27 pm » Comments Off

It’s not something most people in my life know about. My friends, acquaintances, the parents of kids on my son’s soccer team that I coach — none of them know.



You’ll always have a job if you learn any of these 16 programming languages

October 17th, 2016 at 6:53 am » Comments Off

 ”Software is eating the world,” venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you?



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