Some educators are using artificial-intelligence-powered teaching assistants to help improve outcomes for students. A Washington school district is using the technology to predict whether students will graduate on time and thereby improve graduation rates, while educators in a New Jersey elementary school are using AI assistants to support students studying science, technology, engineering and math.
Tesla has filed a lawsuit that accuses a former Gigafactory employee of stealing company secrets and of giving false information to the media. The employee, who calls himself a whistleblower, says he was exposing problems at the company, but CEO Elon Musk has emailed employees warning of saboteurs planted by competitors.
The gap between default rates of black and white student-loan borrowers remains "large and statistically significant," even when controlled for factors such as income, loan amounts and whether a degree was earned, according to a report. Researchers say a lack of access to support systems such as loan counseling or servicing could play a role in the disparity.
The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 7-2 decision the way the Securities and Exchange Commission appoints administrative law judges is unconstitutional. The SEC employs five administrative law judges, but the ruling might have ramifications for almost 2,000 fellow judges, who consider issues such as patent disputes and trade matters.
Prepackaged, snack-friendly cheeses have seen success with consumers, as have cheeses seen as natural and authentic, according to a report from MarketResearch.com. The interest in natural and artisan cheeses has been a niche for smaller producers in the market, according to the report.
The ONC and CMS will work together to reduce administrative burdens related to physicians' 21st Century Cures Act requirements, according to a blog post by National Coordinator for Health IT Don Rucker. Together with other federal agencies and stakeholders, the ONC will also create a Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, address information blocking and promote the use of application programming interfaces.
YouTube's monthly user base has increased to 1.9 billion, up from 1.5 billion at the same time in 2017, Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan announced. "We have creators with viewership that's higher than many cable channels," he said, adding that the platform has been working on brand safety issues while supporting its creators to succeed.
J.Crew has been introducing vintage fashions and new styles in categories including lingerie and swimwear to woo back former brand fans who were turned off by design changes in recent years. Struggling with a heavy debt load and several years of sliding sales, the retailer will also close 70 stores.
Eighty-six percent of executives say that data breaches are more likely to occur with remote workers, per Shred-it's State of the Industry Report. Respondents to the survey listed their top best practices for remote workers, including taking care when sharing devices and reporting lost or stolen devices.
AT&T has unveiled its Watch TV service, a streaming TV offering that will feature a lineup of 31 TV networks and a library of 15,000 on-demand TV show episodes and movies. The service costs $15 per month, but it will be available at no cost to qualifying wireless subscribers.
Experts says poor planning and inefficiencies have led to exorbitant construction costs for subway and train projects in San Francisco. A subway tunnel to the new Salesforce tower likely will cost $3 billion per mile, six times more than the average cost for such projects outside the US.
The Transportation Security Administration will ask foreign airports with nonstop flights to the US to closely examine powders in travelers' bags, starting June 30. The substances could be items like cosmetics, protein powders or baby powder and the focus is on containers of 12 ounces or more.
A new mobile app called EazyO facilitates speedy delivery of food, beverages and other items to hotel guests at beachfront and poolside. CEO Brett Benza counts several major hotels and resorts among clients for the GPS-based service.