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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.

We Are Camille
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We Are Camille

Who is Camille Noûs, who has contributed to hundreds of papers on Google Scholar?

Misnomer and Malgorithm
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Misnomer and Malgorithm

The algorithm should be respected; the malgorithm should be rejected.

AI or Intelligence Augmentation for Education?
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AI or Intelligence Augmentation for Education?

Applications of artificial intelligence to education are spreading and intensifying, but we have the acronym backwards. Building ethical, equitable applications...

Auditing AI and Autonomous Systems; Building an Infrastructure of Trust
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Auditing AI and Autonomous Systems; Building an Infrastructure of Trust

How do we build trust? How can we systematically assure trust in our systems? How would auditing AI and autonomous systems contribute to this goal? Explaining...

Time to Assess National AI Policies
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Time to Assess National AI Policies

The Center for AI and Digital Policy has undertaken the first comparative review of national artificial intelligence policies.

Things To Do To An Algorithm
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Things To Do To An Algorithm

What happens when people's fate hangs on machine learning?

Automatic Translators are Not Really Capable of Learning
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Automatic Translators are Not Really Capable of Learning

One does not get the impression the Google Translate and DeepL translation programs are self-learning and have made real progress.

The Rise of the Data Engineer
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The Rise of the Data Engineer

The combination of AI and cloud infrastructure is changing the roles of certain engineers and creating a new requirement that demands an entirely new engineering...

How Do We Make AI More Ethical?
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How Do We Make AI More Ethical?

Scientists consider the limits of ethics in the realm of artificial intelligence, and how to mitigate its biases.
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