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The Bean Path is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Nashlie Sephus, which is using tech to sow expertise, grow networks, and fertilize communities in Mississippi. The Makerspace, a 6,400-square-foot collaborative community workshop building, is the first step in solidifying Sephus’ vision of creating a science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) hub on 21 acres of previously neglected land. Identifying Blind Spots The Jackson, Mississippi native was introduced to engineering by her eighth-grade science teacher. After pursuing a degree in computer engineering, Sephus earned a PhD in electrical and

GPT detectors are biased against non-native English writers, a new study by researchers from Stanford University has found. From the Balenciaga Pope to fake Trump arrest photos, the spread of AI-generated content is driving the demand for effective ways to detect AI-made content. However, a recent study has found that GPT detectors often mistake non-native English writing for AI-generated text, while correctly identifying native English writing. In tests, the detectors were near-perfect at analyzing US college admission essays but incorrectly classified over half of the Test of English as a

London-based healthcare jobs marketplace platform, Nolea Health, has secured £1 million ($1.2 million) in seed funding to tackle mental healthcare staff shortages. The financing round was led by Frontline Ventures, with participation from Calm/Storm Ventures and other notable industry figures, including Anne Heraty, ex-CEO of CPL Resources, and Mahiben Maruthappu, CEO of Cera. Nolea Health’s platform matches mental healthcare clinicians with vacant jobs across different healthcare organizations, reducing the time taken to hire staff by up to 90% and the sourcing costs by up to 85%. Addressing the mental health crisis with

BK-XL, a new Brooklyn-based early-stage startup accelerator for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) founders, has announced its inaugural cohort of 12 startups. With each startup receiving up to $500,000 each, BK-XL’s capital is on par with other big-name accelerators like Y Combinator, and, by relative investment size, is the largest BIPOC-focused accelerator in the US. Clara Wu Tsai, a Brooklyn Nets owner and Vice Chair of BSE Global, created the accelerator in partnership with Visible Hands, a VC firm for underrepresented founders. “We created BK-XL to identify and

Did you get duped by the ‘Balenciaga Pope’?  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have seen the viral image of Pope Francis wearing a stylish white puffer coat. It has been viewed a whopping 27.5 million times on this tweet alone. For many, this won’t have been their first encounter with misinformation, but it might have been their first with AI-generated imagery. Although it looks realistic, the ‘Balenciaga Pope’ was created using a tool called Midjourney. It is one of the most popular generative AI tools available, alongside

This article was first published by Dana Wu on Medium. Are you a designer looking to build stronger relationships with developers? Do you want to make your designs easier to implement and more effective? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll provide you with 8 tips on how to become a developer’s favourite designer, with real-life examples to help you understand how to put them into practice. 1. Communicate effectively Communication is key to any successful project, and design is no exception. Be clear and concise in your communication

This article was first published by Olivia Ng on Medium. I joined the world of UX/UI in 2021 after career changing from being an English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher. Changing careers can daunting, but with some preparation it won’t be nearly as bad as you think. According the TopCV, the world’s largest CV writing service, 30% of UK professionals have changed jobs between 2020 and 2021. I hope that by sharing my story you won’t think it’s too late to change or feel so alone in starting your journey.

This article was first published by Branden Lawrence on Medium. Week after week, we’ve heard that X company will be going through a round of layoffs. In fact, according to layoffs.fyi, 128,202 tech employees were laid off in 2023 alone when this article was published. For comparison, in all of 2022, 161,411 tech employees were laid off. This has left many looking for a new job, others uncertain about their software engineering future, and prospective junior engineers unsure how to get their foot in the door at any company. So how can engineers find their feet at

IT services firm Arthur Grand Technologies has come under scrutiny for a job advertisement requesting only white candidates apply. The company posted a job advertisement for a Business Analyst [Salesforce & Insurance Claims] on Indeed. However, the now-deleted advertisement included a note stating: “Only Born US Citizens [White] who are local within 60 miles from Dallas, TX [Don’t share with candidates]”. The client was listed as IT services company HTC Global and Warren Buffet’s multinational conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway. The advertisement has since been deleted. Arthur Grand Technologies released

Last week, notable tech figures, including Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and politician Andrew Yang, signed an open letter by Future of Life calling for researchers to “pause the development of any AI systems more powerful than GPT-4 for 6 months.”  Commotion ensued. Some people withdrew their signatures, others were exposed as fake, and AI experts worldwide criticized the letter’s ethos, claims, and demands.  Here’s what you need to know. What’s so special about GPT-4? In an interview on March 15, OpenAI’s chief scientist said “”we are now reaching

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