Making effective use of technology means recognising that it’s a tool and not a threat, a new book argues. The theme of this follow-up to the same authors’ 2015 book ‘The Second Machine Age’, which focused on how the emergence of artificial intelligence will disrupt the world of work, could be summed up by paraphrasing one of John F Kennedy’s most famous quotes. Ask not what technology will do to you, Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson say, ask what you can do with technology.
The first major overhaul of a guide to ethical behaviour and decision-making for engineers has extended its scope to include students, trainees and apprentices. The Statement of Ethical Principles published by the Engineering Council and the Royal Academy of Engineering was first released in 2005 and sets out four fundamental principles that all engineering professionals should aspire to follow in their working habits and relationships.
Computer engineer Barbie is just one of a new wave of tech-oriented characters to hit the pink aisle. Was there a toy other than the usual construction sets that inspired you to think about a career in engineering when you were growing up? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.orgClaiming to be the world’s first girl engineer character, Goldie is an action figure whose accessories are compatible with GoldieBlox construction sets.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".