Excel errors: the UK government has an embarrassingly long history of spreadsheet horror stories

Government needs to take its spreadsheets more seriously.

Simon Thorne, Senior Lecturer in Computing and ​Information Systems, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Technical interviews may pinpoint anxiety not skill

"Our study suggests that a lot of well-qualified job candidates are being eliminated because they're not used to working on a whiteboard in front of an audience."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Deep learning accurately stains digital biopsy slides

Pathologists who examined the computationally stained images could not tell them apart from traditionally stained slides.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab • mit
May 22, 2020 ~8 min

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Tool finds software update bugs in hours, not days

"Updating software can sometimes turn on you when errors creep in and cause slowdowns." A new tool offers a quicker way to find the problem.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Feb. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Can ‘feminist design’ save hiring algorithms from bias?

Feminist design thinking could help rid hiring algorithms of some bias, researchers argue.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~3 min

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Tool tells carpenters how to build stuff with what’s on hand

A new tool can design woodworking projects and then let carpenters know how to build them with materials and tools they already have.

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
Dec. 4, 2019 ~4 min

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Touch-based display boosts 3D modeling accessibility

A new tactile display aims to make 3D modeling accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 30, 2019 ~6 min

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