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    1. MIT’s new Ford-funded robot can deftly navigate pedestrian traffic

      Robots have a lot of challenges remaining before they become commonplace in our lives, and many of those are likely not even something you’d think about when trying to make a list. One good example is simply walking around among people, and keeping pace with pedestrians on streets and sidewalks. MIT engineers have created a new autonomous robot that can do exactly that, however, in a…

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    2. Code2040 Is Helping Tech Companies Confront Their Hiring Practices And Build Diversity

      Code2040 Is Helping Tech Companies Confront Their Hiring Practices And Build Diversity

      The goal is to create a new generation of minority tech workers–and change how the industry thinks about its workforce.

      By and large the tech companies of today don’t excel at hiring black, Latinx, and other professionals from minority backgrounds. These minority individuals often don’t have the connections to get hired in an ecosystem where it’s often who you know, not what you know, that gets you ahead.

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    3. See what the best talent management software is for you

      See what the best talent management software is for you

      Evaluate Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering. See what the best talent management software is for you by Mary E. Shacklett Transworld Data The best talent management software is the one that fits your company's needs. We look at some of the top vendors in the talent management market to help you decide.

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    4. Salesforce is using AI to democratize SQL so anyone can query databases in natural language

      SQL is about as easy as it gets in the world of programming and yet its learning curve is still steep enough to prevent many people from interacting with relational databases. Salesforce’s AI research team took it upon itself to explore how machine learning might be able to open doors for those without knowledge of SQL in a recent paper. The work, Seq2SQL: Generating Structured…

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    5. $1M gift to create Michigan State virtual-learning platform

      $1M gift to create Michigan State virtual-learning platform 8/19/17 11:57 AM EAST LANSING, Mich. — A $1 million gift to the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University will create a virtual-learning platform for students focusing on advanced business analytics. The gift from financial services business EY will establish the EY Analytics Collaboratory.

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    6. ActivePresenter 6.1.3 - Produce HTML5-compatible screen recordings (beta). (Shareware)

      ActivePresenter 6.1.3 - Produce HTML5-compatible screen recordings (beta). (Shareware)

      Platform Intel 64 / OS X Price Free ActivePresenter has all necessary tools for recording screen, creating engaging screencast videos, and interactive eLearning contents in the latest HTML5 standard. Features Record any area on your screen with crystal-clear video quality Record system audio and audio from microphone simultaneously Advanced editing capabilites Edit audio/video with various tools: cut, crop, trim, join, change volume, speed up, slow down, blur Enhance your content with: shapes, images, zoom-and-pan, closed captions, voice naration, and audio/video overlays Make content interactive with mouse, keyboard interactions, and various types of questions: true/false, multiple choice, multiple response ...

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    7. Google brings six-second video previews to mobile search

      Google announced a major update to its mobile search results pages today. Whenever your query brings up a video, Google will now show you a silent six-second clip to help you decide if it’s actually a video you want to see. This will work for the vast majority of videos on the web today — including, but not limited to, YouTube. Indeed, as Emily Moxley, Google’s director of…

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    8. AP Computer Science Draws in More Girls, Minorities

      AP Computer Science Draws in More Girls, Minorities

      AP Computer Science Draws in More Girls, Minorities By EdTech Share There were more young women taking an Advanced Placement (AP) computer science (CS) exam in 2016 than in 2007 through 2013 combined, mainly because of the College Board's new AP CS Principles course. The course emphasizes curiosity, instead of previous coding knowledge, as a tool for exercising creativity and collaboration. The change helped counter some of the more intimidating aspects of CS for girls.

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    9. Ig: Dhs rollout of human resources IT system 'textbook definition of waste'

      Ig: Dhs rollout of human resources IT system 'textbook definition of waste'

      Home » Your Job » Workforce » IG: DHS rollout of… IG: DHS rollout of human resources IT system ‘textbook definition of waste’ By Jory Heckman | @jmheckman August 18, 2017 1:48 pm 3 min read Share The Homeland Security Department’s migration to a unified workforce training and performance management system has been dubbed a “textbook definition of waste,” according to its watchdog’s office.

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    10. NASA is using Intel’s deep learning to find better landing sites on the moon

      NASA is using Intel’s deep learning to find better landing sites on the moon

      NASA collects a lot of data. It’s one of the main things it does when it’s not landing things on other things. But actually deriving useful information from all the data it collects is another issue entirely, so the space agency has begun enlisting some big tech names like Intel to crunch some of those numbers. That partnership includes Nervana, the deep learning startup the chip…

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    11. The Girl Scouts just teamed up with SETI for STEM classes and space merit badges

      The Girl Scouts just teamed up with SETI for STEM classes and space merit badges

      Girl Scouts of the USA have always learned to be good citizens of this planet, but now they are aiming a little higher. Your favorite cookie sellers have teamed up with the SETI Institute for a five-year program called Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts. While the program, which is funded by … Continue reading “The Girl Scouts just teamed up with SETI for STEM classes and space merit badges”

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    12. LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the Internet

      LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the Internet

      You’ve probably had the experience of going to a website and seeing a lot of content that’s not really relevant. For the most part, a lot of this is organized in a way that’s either pre-defined or based on a limited number of signals that aims to sort of personalize the experience for a normal user. But as time goes on and the competition for eyeballs continues to heat up,…

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    13. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on Free Speech, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet Addiction.

      Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on Free Speech, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet Addiction.

      I sat down with Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, in June to interview him for my feature story, “Instagram’s CEO Wants to Clean Up the Internet,” and for “Is Instagram Going Too Far to Protect Our Feelings,” a special that ran on CBS this week.

      It was a long conversation, but here is a 20-minute overview in which Systrom talks about the artificial intelligence Instagram has been developing to filter out toxic comments before you even see them.

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    14. Google acquires AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app

      Computer vision — the branch of artificial intelligence that lets computers “see” and process images like humans do (and, actually, often better than us), and then use those images to help run programmes — is at the heart of how the next generation of tech is developing, and this week Google made an acquisition this week to help it along with its own efforts in this…

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    15. Arcusys Partners with Liferay and Carahsoft to Bring Superior Learning Solution to the US Public Sector Market

      Arcusys Partners with Liferay and Carahsoft to Bring Superior Learning Solution to the US Public Sector Market

      Share this article BOSTON , August 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcusys , the global leader in digital learning solutions for Liferay, has announced a partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp. , the trusted government IT solutions provider in the United States . This collaboration enables Carahsoft to distribute Arcusys' Valamis advanced learning management platform exclusively on Liferay to the US public sector market.

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    16. Workday acquires the team behind Pattern, a young startup founded by ex-Googlers

      Workday acquires the team behind Pattern, a young startup founded by ex-Googlers

      The team behind Pattern, a two- year-old, Redwood City, Ca.- based startup, has been quietly acquired by Workday, the financial management and HR software vendor that went public in 2012 as now boasts a market cap of $20.9 billion. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pattern CEO Derek Draper, who announced the acquisition to his network on LinkedIn, declined to comment further. As part of…

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