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Public Knowledge Encourages Silicon Valley to Make Diversity in Tech a Priority By Shiva Stella, May 24, 2016 – “Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published a “Diversity in High Tech” report investigating demographics within the technology sector, focusing on Silicon Valley. Conducted upon request by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), the report points out that the sector is predominately white and male. Examining executive-level positions in high-tech alone, the report determines that only 20% of the talent pool is female and that those of color make up less than 16% of it at that level.
“LexisNexis Legal & Professional today launches an interactive online tool that shows how the rule of law is measured and why it’s important. This first-of-its-kind data tool, the LexisNexis Rule of Law Impact Tracker, quantifies the relationship between rule of law and social and economic development.
An officials from the departments of Homeland Security and Justice are stressing the importance of continued collaboration to keep cyberattacks at bay Breaches: Justice official: Info sharing is the best revenge
A Plain English program goes well beyond the words
Dogs Test Drug Aimed at Humans’ Biggest Killer: Age New York Times (EM). The planet has too many people already and now we will make it worse by keeping the rich (as in big resource consumers) around longer.
AI will create ‘useless class’ of human, predicts bestselling historian Guardian
"Knowledge Seminar: An Inside Look at Federal Appellate Courts": The Federal Judiciary Channel has today posted this video at YouTube.
Center for Data Innovation – “Since President Obama’s first day in office, open data has been a major priority for the administration, and the United States has established itself as a world leader in open data. But until recently, legislative data—information about legislative activities, including bills and their status, lawmaker votes, committee meetings, public communications by members of Congress, lobbying information, and the products of legislative supp. Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion exploring the impact of open legislative data on the public and private sectors and identifying opportunities for both federal and state governments to better provide this data to unlock social and economic benefits.” [Via Kris Kasianovitz]
Microsoft Research Blog: “Progress in AI research and applications is exploding, and that explosion extends to our own team working on academic services. Continuing our work supercharging Bing and Cortana, we are also applying new technologies to Microsoft Academic, which serves the research community.
There’s only one week left for New South Wales public servants to contribute to the People Matter Employee Survey 2016, which closes on Tuesday, May 31. MMXVI Survey
America’s Most Common Drug Ingredient Could Be Making You Less Empathetic Gizmodo (Re Silc; original)
The basic income is a dangerous idea that gives the state power to control every penny that citizens spend Independent
OIAC Investigates Veda for selling personal information
Google’s Making Its Own Chips Now. Time for Intel to Freak Out Wired