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Is the Trolley Problem ­seful for Studying Autonomous Vehicles?
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Is the Trolley Problem ­seful for Studying Autonomous Vehicles?

Does the trolley problem offer any useful insights for autonomous vehicles, in terms of design of or public policy around these systems? Here are several reasons...

The Artificialistic Fallacy
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The Artificialistic Fallacy

Ethics discussions of artificial intelligence reveal a fallacy of omission.

Governance and Oversight Coming to AI and Automation: Independent Audit of AI Systems
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Governance and Oversight Coming to AI and Automation: Independent Audit of AI Systems

Independent Audit of AI Systems is the next evolution of governance for artificial intelligence and automation.

Scalable Intelligent Systems by 2025
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Scalable Intelligent Systems by 2025

People are fundamental to a Scalable Intelligent System; there is no computer-only solution that can implement such a system.

NL­ Is Not NLP++
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NL­ Is Not NLP++

This is a plea to the technical community working in the domain of natural language processing and natural language understanding to appreciate the difference between...

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...
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