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LinkedIn’s job-matching AI was biased. The company’s solution? More AI.

More and more companies are using AI to recruit and hire new employees, and AI can…

The next pandemic is already here. Covid can teach us how to fight it.

For the first few decades after penicillin’s introduction, bacterial adaptation and drug discovery leapfrogged each other,…

Podcast: Hired by an algorithm

If you’ve applied for a job lately, it’s all but guaranteed that your application was reviewed…

French spyware bosses indicted for their role in the torture of dissidents

Senior executives at a French spyware firm have been indicted for the company’s sale of surveillance…

Why China’s kicking out the crypto miners

The news: China’s intensifying crackdown has sent cryptocurrency prices tumbling. China has been upping its regulatory…

Scientists might have spotted tectonic activity inside Venus

The team used observations made by the Magellan probe, which orbited Venus from 1990 to 1994…

Navigating a surprising pandemic side effect: AI whiplash

Amid the many business disruptions caused by covid-19, here’s one largely overlooked: artificial intelligence (AI) whiplash.…

Work in Asia’s data age

Technology forecaster Forrester has found nearly half of Asian managers surveyed expect permanent increases in their…

It took a pandemic, but the US finally has (some) centralized medical data

N3C, on the other hand, is auditable by, and accountable to, thousands of researchers at hundreds…

NASA inches closer to printing artificial organs in space

In America, at least 17 people a day die waiting for an organ transplant. But instead…

Bias isn’t the only problem with credit scores—and no, AI can’t help

But in the biggest ever study of real-world mortgage data, economists Laura Blattner at Stanford University…

The best places to find extraterrestrial life in our solar system, ranked

Unlike the myriad of new exoplanets we’re identifying every year, when it comes to worlds in…

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