New White House website includes a hidden recruitment message for coders

New White House website includes a hidden recruitment message for coders

With Joe Biden now the 46th president of the United States, the official White House website has gone live with an eye-catching new design. It’s fully responsive and even comes with a snazzy dark mode to match. And like all good websites, it also comes with a fun Easter egg. 

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Amazon offers to help Biden administration with vaccinations

Amazon offers to help Biden administration with vaccinations

Amazon has offered to help the Biden administration meet its goal of completing 100 million coronavirus vaccinations within the next 100 days.

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Biden’s First Climate Actions Include Rejoining Paris Agreement

Biden’s First Climate Actions Include Rejoining Paris Agreement

Joe Biden will spend his first hours as president trying to obliterate much of the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda, restore public land protections and reestablish the United States as a global leader on climate change policy.

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The Second-Generation COVID Vaccines Are Coming

The Second-Generation COVID Vaccines Are Coming

Six months ago, as the northern hemisphere was still battling the coronavirus pandemic’s first wave, all eyes turned to the COVID-19 vaccines in late-stage clinical trials. Now, a year after the pandemic first erupted, three COVID vaccines have been given emergency authorization by either the U.S.

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Google is investigating another top AI ethicist

Google is investigating another top AI ethicist

Google is investigating artificial intelligence researcher Margaret Mitchell, who co-leads the company’s Ethical AI team, and has locked her corporate account, Axios reports. The news comes a little over a month after another prominent AI ethicist, Timnit Gebru, said she was fired by the company.

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