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Podcast: Want a job? The AI will see you now

We tested AI interview tools. Here’s what we found.

In the past, hiring decisions were made by people. Today, some key decisions that lead to whether someone gets a job or not are made by algorithms. The use of AI-based job interviews has increased since the pandemic. As demand increases, so too do questions about whether these algorithms make …

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We tried out the first statewide vaccine passport

We tried out the first statewide vaccine passport

So what is it like to use? In anticipation of attending my first comedy show in years, at Union Hall in Brooklyn, I registered for the Excelsior Pass. Spoiler: It did not go smoothly.  Downloading the app to my iPhone was simple enough. But like many users, I was greeted …

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What went so wrong with covid in India? Everything.

What went so wrong with covid in India? Everything.

But voices like his were drowned out by the federal government’s messaging, which suggested that India had somehow outwitted the virus. The hype was so strong that even some medical professionals bought into it. A Harvard Medical School professor told the financial daily Mint that “the pandemic has behaved in …

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The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go?

The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go?

Boom and bust The shale gas “boom” was as ephemeral as Cruz’s presidential prospects. Yet four years later, running for reelection, Donald Trump used the same script to try to best Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Pennsylvania. One campaign ad that aired in the state said Biden’s “fracking ban” would …

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Rebalancing the data economy: Startups for a restart

Rebalancing the data economy: Startups for a restart

The big data era has created valuable resources for public interest outcomes, like health care. In the last 18 months, the speed with which scientists were able to respond to the covid-19 pandemic—faster than any other disease in history—demonstrated the benefits of gathering, sharing, and extracting value from data for …

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Your guide to what’s happening with vaccine passports in the US

Your guide to what’s happening with vaccine passports in the US

A year ago, vaccines to tackle the covid pandemic seemed like a far-off idea. Today, though, doses have been delivered to almost one-quarter of the world’s people—and some are being asked to prove they’re among them, leading to the rise of so-called vaccine passports. The details of these credentials vary …

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35 Innovators Under 35

35 Innovators Under 35

The 35 Innovators Under 35 is our yearly opportunity to take a look at not just where technology is now, but where it’s going and who’s taking it there. More than 500 people are nominated every year, and from this group the editors pick the most promising 100 to move …

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The great chip crisis threatens the promise of Moore’s Law

The great chip crisis threatens the promise of Moore’s Law

Even as microchips have become essential in so many products, their development and manufacturing have come to be dominated by a small number of producers with limited capacity—and appetite—for churning out the commodity chips that are a staple for today’s technologies. And because making chips requires hundreds of manufacturing steps …

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