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Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of automated machines known as robots. It also involves the computers systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing tech and business. Today, AI is commonplace. This article discusses AI and a few of the different aspects of AI that we should all be aware of.
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In my 23-year career as a software developer, I've noticed an imbalance of diversity in the world of technology - especially when it comes to hiring women in tech. Here's a look at ways I try to make a difference in my community and the industry as a whole.
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by:Kesha Williams
As you note, women aren't well represented in the tech field. However, skin color is relevant in that women of color are marginalized even further. While women as a group potentially experience sexism --  women of color are simultaneously exposed to both sexism and racism. The theory of intersectionality discusses this experience, but the easiest way to explain is that women of color are facing more bias and a more complex social dynamic.

I couldn't have said it better, Lucas. Thank you for your insight. Women of color face both sexism and racism in the US. I'm actually speaking at Amazon re:Invent on intersectionality in tech. I hope to see you there!
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by:Raymond Bailey
Thank you, Kesha,
An informed and appropriate article.

As a White Male with a long career in IT, I would like to point out one of your observations:
In this development process, I did not include race as a data factor, because I did not want this tool to ever racially profile individuals. Other developers from the white, male, computer-science background may not have thought of that.

If you are speaking about current White Males in IT, perhaps. But why is that so? The existence of questions about Race, Gender, Ethnicity, Socio-Economic status as it exists in IT now, may need redress. that is indeed your generation's duty to do so. It is a legacy of the past, "My Generation".

When you say
I did not want this tool to ever racially profile individuals
is to miss the point of my generation. The use of "Race" during those years in IT was never meant to "profile" with denigration. As if delimiting African Americans, Asians, American Indians, or Latinos, male or female, was the focus of the question. It was always in service of the requirements of the system, often Government Title and IRS provisions.  In these cases, it was driven by the Civil Rights Acts, Gender Equality, ADA, and other inclusive targeting which came out of the changes my generation sought during the 60' and 70's.

The data many of my systems collected was used for meeting the laudable ends of erasing the racial, economic, and gender lines of the prior generations (1950's and before). I and my colleagues never used our IT programming for "profiling" for negative effect! We opted for "Neutral" as in "All People" to be included, which required redress of the past, which (in an ironic way) required targeting those groups for such redress!

I find it distressing that observations like the ones you make here are part of broad-brush strokes that are based on a presumption of something that is not "proven" by discovery of the past.  As one of my generation that embraced the wonders of the digital age, I can certainly say that the majority of us from the 1960's on have never entertained the thought of using our systems to denigrate others based on exclusion! We also embraced those previously excluded individuals who joined our ranks. Some of the smartest and best of my colleagues were of other than white males. Were we all "perfect" according to today's standards? Of course not! We grew and changed as every generation must do The enlightenment of today did not occur overnight! It takes time!

You do your older IT colleagues a disservice in their being a small part of the change that brought you to your place in the world today. As Hillary Clinton so often says "It Takes a Village". The IT Village was not founded or became what it is today if those of us before you did not embrace the "Right Things" when we saw it.

I embrace what you express in your article, thank you.

With Respect,

An Old White IT Guy Who Loves Tech, and All The People It Serves!
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Machine Learning is one of the profound applications of AI and therefore, just like AI, it is surrounded by myths and fears. Check out these facts about ML that demystify the related myths.
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Congratulations winners!

Experts Exchange has an easy-to-navigate and thoroughly helpful website, as well as the extremely helpful members of Experts who reached out to me in a pleasant and encouraging manner. I am honored to receive this award.

Great to read! :)
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Congratulations, indeed! And best wishes to all. Hope those awards serve you well ;-)
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This article explains the fundamentals of industrial networking which ultimately is the backbone network which is providing communications for process devices like robots and other not so interesting stuff.
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"Robot cyborg open palm, polygon Brain, grow future artificial intelligence".
As computers become more powerful, jobs will be replaced with artificial intelligence, leaving no place in the future for humans in the workforce. In the oncoming technological revolution, the staggering change to human mind labor will prove the skills of a programmer to be vital.
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In this article, you will read about the trends across the human resources departments for the upcoming year. Some of them include improving employee experience, adopting new technologies, using HR software to its full extent, and integrating artificial intelligence into the HR department.
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This is about my first experience with programming Arduino.
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Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of automated machines known as robots. It also involves the computers systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.