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What you drive can reveal your political bent

What vehicle is most strongly associated with Republican voting districts? Extended-cab pickup trucks. For Democratic districts? Sedans. Those conclusions may not be particularly surprising. After all, [Read entire story]

AI will transform the economy — but how much, and how soon?

There are basically three big questions about artificial intelligence and its impact on the economy: What can it do? Where is it headed? And how fast will it spread? Three new reports combine to suggest [Read entire story]

As Silicon Valley gets ‘crazy,’ Midwest beckons tech investors

COLUMBUS, Ohio — They seem an odd couple: J.D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” his best-selling memoir of growing up in the postindustrial Midwest and his journey of escape; and Steve Case, the billionaire [Read entire story]

Hot spot for tech outsourcing: the United States

For years, U.S. companies have been saving money by “offshoring” jobs — hiring people in India and other distant cubicle farms. Nexient is a domestic outsourcer, a flourishing niche as some U.S. companies pull [Read entire story]

A new kind of tech job emphasizes skills, not a college degree

When Bridges heard IBM was hiring at an operations center in 2013, he applied and demonstrated those skills. In a struggling Appalachian economy, that is enough to provide him with his own apartment, a car, spending [Read entire story]

Canada becomes a magnet for tech talent

Amir Moravej, an Iranian computer engineer in Montreal, quietly worked last year on building software to help people navigate the Canadian immigration system. On Wednesday, Yoshua Bengio, a research pioneer in [Read entire story]

New tools needed to track technology’s impact on jobs, panel says

America needs new tools for the timely measurement and monitoring of technology, jobs and skills to cope with the advance of artificial intelligence and automation, an expert panel composed mainly of economists and [Read entire story]

Robots not about to replace lawyers

Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley’s next victim. [...] recent research and even the people [Read entire story]

Supporting science beyond the fair

The science fair has been an annual rite of education for generations of students, going back to the 1940s. [...] even the term “science fair” stirs stereotypical images of three-panel display boards and baking-soda [Read entire story]

SF startup gathers nation’s Medicaid data in cloud

Medicaid, which provides health care to low-income people, is administered state by state. Extracting, cleaning and collating the information from so many disparate and dated computer systems was an extraordinary [Read entire story]