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New Research Vindicates Fodor and Pylyshyn: No Explainable AI Without 'Structured Semantics'
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New Research Vindicates Fodor and Pylyshyn: No Explainable AI Without 'Structured Semantics'

In this short article, we generalize recent research results that clearly make the point that "there can be no explanation without semantics."

On the Ethics of Writing With AIs
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On the Ethics of Writing With AIs

AI-generated text, even if accepted from an ethical standpoint, raises questions about the provenance of the generated text.

Communing on Computing
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Communing on Computing

 Conferences can renew our professional commitment and inspire thought on problems we face.

AI as (an Ersatz) Natural Science?
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AI as (an Ersatz) Natural Science?

The emergence of large learned models is changing the nature of artificial intelligence research in fundamental ways.

Machine Learning: Out! Data Science: In!
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Machine Learning: Out! Data Science: In!

We propose to stop teaching machine learning courses to populations whose core discipline is neither computer science nor mathematics and statistics.

Whence Machine Volition?
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Whence Machine Volition?

How could a computer develop or even express volition?

Students Speak to Ethical Issues
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Students Speak to Ethical Issues

What are the concerns of students after study of computer ethics?

Your Job Can Be Done Better By My Algorithm
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Your Job Can Be Done Better By My Algorithm

In our rarefied world of university teaching and learning, which jobs can be replaced by algorithms?

Superhero Secret Identities Aren't Possible with Today's Computing Technologies
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Superhero Secret Identities Aren't Possible with Today's Computing Technologies

In comic books, most superheroes have a secret identity, usually to protect their friends and family from retribution. However, today’s computer technology would...

Experiencing Loops in Time
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Experiencing Loops in Time

We don't experience program loops as blocks, started over, because time is one-way.

AI Education for Teens: Lifting the Hood on Data and Machine Learning
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AI Education for Teens: Lifting the Hood on Data and Machine Learning

What are key ideas and intuitions foundational to AI that AI education in secondary schools should target? This blog post describes our approach to teaching AI...

Safe AI in Education Needs You
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Safe AI in Education Needs You

Artificial intelligence is coming to your learners and will raise challenging issues that need experts like you. Learn how you can get involved in AI and Educational...

Language Imitation Games and the Arrival of Broad and Shallow AI
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Language Imitation Games and the Arrival of Broad and Shallow AI

On the impact of large language models.

Safe Space for Alt-Views
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Safe Space for Alt-Views

Not everyone who questions computational hegemony is appealing to magic, mysticism, or divinity.
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