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How Did People Write Machine Learning Code in the Past?
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How Did People Write Machine Learning Code in the Past?

Summarizes popular programming languages and libraries that have been used for machine learning throughout the past two decades.

Irrational Exuberance and the 'FATE' of Technology
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Irrational Exuberance and the 'FATE' of Technology

Questions of verification, safety, and trust must be central when we embody intelligence in physical systems.

Validating Beneficial AI
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Validating Beneficial AI

The foundational work of the first AI for Good Summit allows the AI community to work together to create an infrastructure for responsible communication, development...

The Real Problem With AI
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The Real Problem With AI

It's algorithms. And data. They can be wrong.

Articulation of Decision Responsibility
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Articulation of Decision Responsibility

Can we establish a locution for the results of a program that does not ascribe decision-making power?

Did We Just Replace the 'Knowledge Bottleneck' With a 'Data Bottleneck'?
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Did We Just Replace the 'Knowledge Bottleneck' With a 'Data Bottleneck'?

In practice, it seems that avoiding the knowledge acquisition bottleneck has not resulted in any net gain.

Let's Not Forget the 'Science' in 'Computer Science'
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Let's Not Forget the 'Science' in 'Computer Science'

There is a growing trend to treat very difficult problems in computer science as purely engineering problems where solutions are approximated using data-driven...

The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?
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The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

Was the 1951 Paris conference "Les machines à calculer et la pensée humaine" the birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

Will Machine Learning Prevent US From Achieving the Goals of Teaching Computing to Everyone?
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Will Machine Learning Prevent US From Achieving the Goals of Teaching Computing to Everyone?

At TURC, ACM leaders consider the future of AI, and I ask about the implications for computing education

Alphago Is Not the Solution to AI
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Alphago Is Not the Solution to AI

Some of the discussion around this seems like giddy overstatement.

The Future of Work: But What Will Humans Do?
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The Future of Work: But What Will Humans Do?

Weighing in on the most consequential changes anticipated in the workplace.

SF Reading For Computer Scientists: Summer 2015
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SF Reading For Computer Scientists: Summer 2015

Summer reading recommendations for computer scientists, courtesy of the SIGCSE 2015 Using Science Fiction in CS Courses BOF.

Meet A.I. Joe
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Meet A.I. Joe

In the 70 years since the end of World War II, AI has advanced enormously, and the military has continued to show a steady appetite for acquiring lethal robots....

Socializing with Robots @ginza
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Socializing with Robots @ginza

Modern social robots are making their debut in our daily lives.

The Nips Experiment
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The Nips Experiment

In the NIPS experiment, 10% of papers submitted to the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation went through its review process twice, with results compared...

Recommended Sf Reading For Computer Scientists
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Recommended Sf Reading For Computer Scientists

Courtesy of a SIGCSE 2014 BOF, here are some SF books containing themes of special interest to computer scientists.

Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @miraikan
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Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @miraikan

Miraikan in Tokyo showcases Japanese technologies and challenges visitors to think how humans can improve their quality of life while mitigating risks.

Software’s Vital Role @japan Robot Week 2014
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Software’s Vital Role @japan Robot Week 2014

Modern robots are no longer just about hardware. Software algorithms play an essential role in bringing life-like movements to industrial robots and humanoids.

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ACM Multimedia 2013 – Challenges and Competitions

The program of ACM Multimedia is very diverse: apart from oral and poster presentations, panels and keynotes there are challenges and competitions. Some may really...
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