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Remote C++ Developer openings in Chicago, United States on August 06, 2022


Role requiring'No experience data provided' months of experience in None Piper Companies is seeking a C Developer for a full-time, fully remote opportunity for a cutting-edge tech research foundation based out of Chapel Hill, NC. The organization has remained a leading data science and devops research partner since its founding in 2004. The C Developer will join a team dedicated to supporting an open-source data management software utilized globally by research, commercial, and government clients. Responsibilities of the C Developer: • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in order to assist with new features, issues, and customer support for the open-source server • Participate in the design, implementation, support, documentation, and testing of the clients and the server • Manage the strategic development of new and existing plugins • Comfortable working with infrastructure and containers. Qualifications of the C Developer: • 1 – 4 years of software development experience • Strong development experience using C • Strong familiarity with Linux and the command line • Bachelor's Degree is required • Applicants must be a resident of North Carolina in order to be considered • Must hold U.S. citizenship or green card visa.

Stretchy computing device feels like skin--but analyzes health data with brain-mimicking artificial intelligence


Prof. Sihong Wang shows a single neuromorphic device with three electrodes. Researchers at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) have developed a flexible, stretchable computing chip that processes information by mimicking the human brain. The device, described in the journal Matter, aims to change the way health data is processed. "With this work we've bridged wearable technology with artificial intelligence and machine learning to create a powerful device which can analyze health data right on our own bodies," said Sihong Wang, a materials scientist and Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering. Today, getting an in-depth profile about your health requires a visit to a hospital or clinic. In the future, Wang said, people's health could be tracked continuously by wearable electronics that can detect disease even before symptoms appear.

Are Rivian electric vans enough to make you feel better about Amazon's environmental impact?


Rivan CEO RJ Scaringe unveiled the custom electric delivery vehicle that his company is making for Amazon on July 21, 2022. Amazon's recent rollout of Rivian electric delivery vehicles represented a milestone in the company's work toward reducing emissions. Starting in major cities, including Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, and -- no surprise -- Seattle, Amazon plans to have the vehicles in more than 100 cities shortly and will expand to more than 100,000 vehicles across the U.S. by 2030. While Rivian had the inside track as a company that Amazon has invested in, the EV company will have to feature more than just electrification to compete long-term in an industry where electrification will start to become the norm. Amazon has what you want.

Remote Ruby on Rails openings in Chicago, United States on August 02, 2022 – Web Development Tech Jobs


Role requiring'No experience data provided' months of experience in None We are a Berlin based Startup looking to expand our team. Lead by a senior Ruby on Rails Developer, you will implement functionalities for a web application collecting data from customers. If this first task is successful, we will consider a long-term work relationship. Role requiring'No experience data provided' months of experience in None A start-up that is revolutionizing the education industry is looking for a new Ruby on Rails Software Developer to join the team. It is an online school for software developers where students learn to work remotely with people from around the world.

'I'm doing puzzles that may take 10 years to solve': Animal Well, a mysterious video game time capsule

The Guardian

In January 2020, players of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time stumbled on a buried spaceship: a fully functional "Arwing" fighter from another classic Nintendo game, Star Fox 64. The Arwing was added as a programmer's shortcut to, essentially, teach a dragon how to fly. Once the dragon was airborne, the ship was hidden away in Ocarina of Time's source code, where hackers unearthed it 22 years later. "It's amazing to me that it was there all this time – it just took a lot of digging to find it," says Billy Basso, a game developer from Chicago. "It's completely inessential, but it helps people bond with how games are made, the creators behind them and the time and place. It connects you to history in a way."

AI in Supply Chain and Logistics: Three Emerging Startups - Strategic Systems International


Strategic Systems International (SSI) is Chicago-headquartered Advanced Analytics and Software Engineering firm that builds data-driven applications for Tech Companies and Enterprises. Our clients include VC-backed fast-growing Tech Startups to Fortune 100 companies.

Seedtag Raises Over €250 Million from Advent International


Seedtag, the leader in contextual advertising in EMEA and LATAM, has announced that it has raised over €250M in funding from private equity investor Advent International. The company intends to use the funds to further scale its Contextual AI technology, LIZ, as well as for innovation and worldwide operations, advancing its expansion into the US, the world's largest advertising market, and providing additional firepower for further M&A activity as Seedtag embarks on its next phase of international growth. Growth in the United States is a key strategic focus, with Albert Nieto, co-CEO and co-founder of Seedtag relocating, and offices in New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles now established. Over the past eight years, Seedtag has built a privacy-first advertising solution, pioneering the use of AI and machine learning to create the best contextual product in the market. Seedtag's solution is currently the leading contextual solution in Europe and Latin America, with its AI and programs such as Seedtag LAB providing advertisers with a much deeper understanding of user interest without the use of personal data.

Man sues third largest US city over AI wrongfully imprisoning him


On Thursday, a federal lawsuit was filed that alleges gunshot detection technology that uses artificial intelligence wrongfully imprisoned the plaintiff Michael Williams. The gunshot detection technology that has been thrown into question is developed by the company ShotSpotter, which deployed numerous microphones around the city, which are paired with an AI system that is capable of determining when a gunshot has been fired. Once that system detects the appropriate sound, it notifies local police. In Williams' case, Chicago police used audio recordings by ShotSpotter as critical evidence against Williams, who was charged with murder in 2020 for allegedly shooting a man inside his vehicle. Now, Williams, along with the human rights advocacy group The MacArthur Project, is looking to recover damages from the city of Chicago, as well as reparations for loss of income, legal bills, and the mental anguish caused by being imprisoned.

Chicago Man Wrongly Imprisoned Because Of Artificial Intelligence?


Michael Williams spent almost a year in prison before prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss his case due to insufficient evidence. The 65-year-old was jailed over the shooting of a man inside his car. Now, he is suing the city of Chicago for using an unreliable artificial intelligence system called ShotSpotter as critical evidence in charging him with first-degree murder. The human rights advocacy group out of Northwestern University claims the city's police relied solely on the technology and failed to pursue other leads in the investigation. The lawsuit, filed by the MacArthur Justice Center, is seeking damages from the city for mental anguish, loss of income, and legal bills for Williams, who still suffers from a tremor in his hand that developed while he was locked up.

How the spirit of ancient Stonehenge was captured with a 21st-century drone

National Geographic

Reuben Wu, a British photographer and visual artist based in Chicago, was first introduced to National Geographic as most people are: When he was a child, he enjoyed looking at the magazines his father subscribed to for decades. He dreamed of seeing his photographs in the same magazine--and even on the cover. So when National Geographic asked him to photograph an iconic monument he knows well, he was ready to work. Last summer, Wu experienced a stark contrast of modern and prehistoric, as he used drones and artificial light to photograph Stonehenge, one of the best-known prehistoric monuments, while hearing honking cars passing by. The site in Wiltshire, England, is bisected by the A303--a major road that may soon be in a tunnel should a 2020 proposal become reality--which means motorists may have seen Wu's photo shoot and lit-up drones.