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Google Backs Creation of Cybersecurity Clinics with $20-Million Donation
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Google Backs Creation of Cybersecurity Clinics with $20-Million Donation

Google CEO Sundar Pichai pledged $20 million to support and expand the Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics.

Harvard's New Computer Science Teacher is a Chatbot
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Harvard's New Computer Science Teacher is a Chatbot

Students enrolled in the university's flagship CS50 course will be presented with the AI teacher in September.

Doctors Train in Virtual Reality
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Doctors Train in Virtual Reality

Simulations prepare surgeons for the real thing.

Early-Teen Prodigy Graduates from Santa Clara University
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Early-Teen Prodigy Graduates from Santa Clara University

Kairan Quazif, 14, is the youngest person to graduate from California's Santa Clara University, having completed a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering...

Hey, Alexa, What Should Students Learn About A.I.?
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Hey, Alexa, What Should Students Learn About A.I.?

While schools debate what to teach students about powerful new A.I. tools, tech giants, universities and nonprofits are intervening with free lessons.

ChatGPT in the Classroom
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ChatGPT in the Classroom

ChatGPT is giving educators headaches and forcing them to reinvent how classrooms work.

All The Unexpected Ways ChatGPT is Infiltrating Students' Lives
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All The Unexpected Ways ChatGPT is Infiltrating Students' Lives

Far beyond cheating, artificial intelligence is changing the way some students learn and live.

3-D Printing Strengthens Material for Energy and Propulsion Applications
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3-D Printing Strengthens Material for Energy and Propulsion Applications

A research team led by engineers at MIT developed a new 3D printing method for strengthening materials.

College is Remade as Tech Majors Surge, Humanities Dwindle
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College is Remade as Tech Majors Surge, Humanities Dwindle

Higher education institutions are seeing rising enrollment in computer science at the same time interest in humanities is declining.

IBM, Google Give $150 Million for U.S.-Japan Quantum-Computing Push
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IBM, Google Give $150 Million for U.S.-Japan Quantum-Computing Push

Quantum computing research has been given a boost at the University of Chicago and Japan's University of Tokyo with a $150-million investment from IBM and Google...

Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession
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Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession

ACM has recognized four people with its 2022 Service Awards for expanding its mission of "Advancing Computing as a Science and Profession."

U.S. Universities Building New Semiconductor Workforce
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U.S. Universities Building New Semiconductor Workforce

U.S. universities are training next-generation semiconductor engineers and technicians to fill the jobs needed for the CHIPS Act, signed by President Biden in August...

Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them
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Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them

Coding schools like General Assembly are preparing engineers and data analysts to use ChatGPT.

Japan Firms Turn to VR for Customer Service Training
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Japan Firms Turn to VR for Customer Service Training

Increasingly, Japanese companies are using virtual reality technology to train customer service staff.

English Major? History Student? USC Wants to Teach You About Computer Science, Too
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English Major? History Student? USC Wants to Teach You About Computer Science, Too

University of Southern California officials said the forthcoming School of Advanced Computing will extend computer science instruction to students in all disciplines...

Embracing AI In Education
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Embracing AI In Education

Technology leaders, non-profit and educational organizations are teaming up to form TeachAI.

Creating More Opportunities for Women in Technology Sector and STEM Education in India
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Creating More Opportunities for Women in Technology Sector and STEM Education in India

According to an AISHE survey, only 11% of engineering graduates in India are women. The percentage of women studying computer science in Indian universities has...

ASML, Eindhoven Tech University to Build Research Facility
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ASML, Eindhoven Tech University to Build Research Facility

European technology company ASML Holding announced it will partner with Eindhoven Technical University (TU Eindhoven) in the Netherlands to establish a new research...

Researchers Discover Self-Assembled Crystal Structures
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Researchers Discover Self-Assembled Crystal Structures

Cornell University researchers have discovered over 20 never-before-seen self-assembled crystal structures.

States' Push to Protect Kids Online Could Remake the Internet
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States' Push to Protect Kids Online Could Remake the Internet

New age restrictions for minors on sites like TikTok and Pornhub could also hinder adults' access to online services.
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