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Machine Learning Is Contributing to the Reproducibility Crisis in Science
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Machine Learning Is Contributing to the Reproducibility Crisis in Science

Machine-learning techniques are producing results that are misleading and often wrong, contributing to the reproducibility crisis in science, says Genevera Allen...

Social Scientists Take On Data-Driven Discrimination
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Social Scientists Take On Data-Driven Discrimination

Cornell University scientists are examining how big data, machine learning, and digital surveillance may exacerbate racial and social inequities.

The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know
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The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know

A few years ago, the leaders of the College Board, the folks who administer the SAT college entrance exam, asked themselves a radical question: Of all the skills...

What Trump's Executive Order on AI Is Missing
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What Trump's Executive Order on AI Is Missing

President Trump signed an executive order on February 11 meant to shore up our competitive position in the international race for AI supremacy, but it is short...

Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI
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Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI

The US leads the world in artificial intelligence technology. Decades of federal research funding, industrial and academic research, and streams of foreign talent...

Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence
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Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence

You can think of it as a World Cup of biochemical research.

Citizen Science Projects Tap Deep Learning
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Citizen Science Projects Tap Deep Learning

Machine learning techniques are making computers a surprising new partner in citizen science projects dealing with massively increasing amounts of data.

Some Robots Walk. Others Fly. He Built One That Can Do Both
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Some Robots Walk. Others Fly. He Built One That Can Do Both

Alireza Ramezani has designed a robot that can walk and fly, and serve as a platform for agile robotics.

The Rise of the Robot Reporter
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The Rise of the Robot Reporter

As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is...

Demand for Data Scientists Is Booming and Will Increase
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Demand for Data Scientists Is Booming and Will Increase

Fueled by big data and AI, demand for data science skills is growing exponentially, according to job sites. The supply of skilled applicants, however, is growing...

Columbia Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech
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Columbia Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech

Columbia University neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. The advance marks a critical step toward...

The Robot Revolution Will Be Worse for Men
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The Robot Revolution Will Be Worse for Men

Demographics will determine who gets hit worst by automation and AI, according to Brookings. In the case of gender, men will be getting the short end of the stick...

Hiring For The AI Revolution
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Hiring For The AI Revolution

It can be extremely difficult to identify the right people who can leverage AI technology.

Technologies to Watch in 2019
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Technologies to Watch in 2019

Seven specialists forecast the developments that will push their fields forward in the year ahead.

What the Future of Work Means for Cities
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What the Future of Work Means for Cities

Two weeks ago, MIT's David Autor gave the prestigious Richard T. Ely lecture at the annual meeting of American economists in Atlanta. Introduced by the former chair...

Student Develops Machine-Learning Model for Energy and Environmental Applications
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Student Develops Machine-Learning Model for Energy and Environmental Applications

A West Virginia University physics student helped create a machine-learning model that has the potential to make searching for energy and environmental materials...

IBM Tops 2018 Patent List as AI and Quantum Computing Gain Prominence
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IBM Tops 2018 Patent List as AI and Quantum Computing Gain Prominence

IBM earned a record 9,100 U.S. patents in 2018, marking the 26th year in a row the company has been the top recipient. Samsung was second with 5,850 patents while...

Tech Giants, Gorging on AI Professors Is Bad for You
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Tech Giants, Gorging on AI Professors Is Bad for You

In an essay written in 1833, the British economist William Forster Lloyd made a profound observation using the example of cattle grazing.

Scientific Sonnets: Duke Team Wins Competition for Poetry-Generating Algorithm
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Scientific Sonnets: Duke Team Wins Competition for Poetry-Generating Algorithm

A team of Duke University researchers won the 2018 PoetiX Literary Creative Turing Test contest for an algorithm that composed the most "human-like" sonnets.

Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge
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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans...
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