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NEXT: The Possibilities (and Threat) of Artificial Intelligence

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Possibilities (and Threat) of Artificial Intelligence

I have been thinking a lot about the Neanderthals. Or, rather, what happened to the Neanderthals. Or, more specifically, whether or not our homo sapiens ancestors had anything to do with the extinction of the Neanderthals. For the longest time, the theory was that modern human beings arrived in Eurasia around 70,000 years ago, and […]

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Local Supply of Tech Workers Running Dry

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Supply of Tech Workers Running Dry

It’s a good time to be a tech worker in Columbus. Those in the field now have their pick of the gig, they enjoy complete job security, and, if unsatisfied, they’ll likely receive about 30 new job offers within the week. It’s a competitive industry, with tech companies finding a shortage of talent and an […]

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Columbus Named #1 City in US for Tech Workers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Named #1 City in US for Tech Workers

Back in 2008, Forbes recognized Columbus as the number one “Up and Coming Tech City” in the U.S. After landing in a few other spots on tech lists (#3 in 2011, #8 in 2012), we’re back on top again according to the latest evaluation by SmartAsset.com. “The capital of Ohio is the best place in […]

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Marysville Early College High School Takes STEM Approach to Learning

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Marysville Early College High School Takes STEM Approach to Learning

As industries change, educational leaders are building new pathways for students to prepare for the workforce. For Ohio’s STEM schools, that means a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as an educational approach that extends experiences outside of school walls and creates habits of mind that facilitate personal growth. Marysville Early College […]

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Potential for Data Sharing to Create a Holistic Approach to Family Services

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Potential for Data Sharing to Create a Holistic Approach to Family Services

Data sharing is nothing new. Though, it is gaining more notoriety, especially locally as the city and its partners work on developing their Smart Columbus initiative. Once Columbus becomes “smarter,” it’ll use data sharing to create a city of interactive mechanisms that’ll expedite traffic flow, make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and lessen the […]

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NEXT: Next-Generation Educational Technology

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Next-Generation Educational Technology

GPS, Google Maps, The Internet, robotic (driverless) cars, virtual personal assistants. These are just some of the civilian applications that were originally developed at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA is the R&D group within the Department of Defense responsible for developing next-generation technologies for the military. Often, the ideas emanating from DARPA spill […]

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Local Non-Profits & Companies Bridge the Gender Gap in Technology

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Non-Profits & Companies Bridge the Gender Gap in Technology

It’s no mystery that women are underrepresented in the fields of technology. Columbus Underground has reported on just that. But, companies are waking up to the issue of diversity, realizing that women and other minority groups offer perspectives that, until recently, have been largely missing from the corporate world. Some are involved locally in initiatives on […]

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