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New Bill Would Force Companies to Check Their Algorithms for Bias
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New Bill Would Force Companies to Check Their Algorithms for Bias

U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require large companies to audit machine learning-powered systems for bias.

Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere
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Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world's first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life. ...

Crime Scene Mapping Tool Turns Incident Scenes into Virtual 3D Models
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Crime Scene Mapping Tool Turns Incident Scenes into Virtual 3D Models

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Israeli police have invested in a tool that can create an interactive 3D model of a crash or crime scene within minutes...

Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated
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Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated

In the wake of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes, people are thinking about how much of their air travel is handled by software...

Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military
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Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military

President Donald Trump and his top U.S. military adviser met with Google's CEO about concerns that Silicon Valley's AI collaborations in China may benefit the Chinese...

Censorship Pays: China's State Newspaper Expands Lucrative Online Scrubbing Business
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Censorship Pays: China's State Newspaper Expands Lucrative Online Scrubbing Business

People.cn, the online unit of China's influential People's Daily, is boosting its numbers of human internet censors backed by artificial intelligence to help firms...

They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option
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They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option

The crashed Lion Air 737 MAX and the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX aircraft had more in common than aircraft design and the apparently malfunctioning flight system...

Stanford Helped Pioneer Artificial Intelligence. Now the University Wants to Put Humans at Its Center.
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Stanford Helped Pioneer Artificial Intelligence. Now the University Wants to Put Humans at Its Center.

A Stanford University scientist coined the term artificial intelligence. Others at the university created some of the most significant applications of it, such...

How Technology Can Combat Human Trafficking
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How Technology Can Combat Human Trafficking

Kristen Abrams and Nadya Bliss of Arizona State University recently helped organize a conference at the United Nations on how computational science and AI can help...

No Lie! Researcher Developing Online Polygraph
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No Lie! Researcher Developing Online Polygraph

Florida State University researcher Shuyuan Ho is working to create an online polygraph that uses machine-learning to identify liars and truthtellers based on the...

Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects
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Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects

If Kaspersky, Huawei and ZTE are suspected of helping Russia and China spy on U.S. government computer systems, they shouldn't be allowed near sensitive academic...

Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'
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Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in American life, universities across the United States have been devising ways to teach students how to grapple with...

Sectors Unite in Push to Develop Public Interest Technology Network
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Sectors Unite in Push to Develop Public Interest Technology Network

Twenty-one U.S. colleges and universities have partnered with the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and New America to define and build the Public Interest Technology...

How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers
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How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers

STEM jobs are often defined by long hours and an "all or nothing" work ethos. New research suggests that the industry poses outsize challenges for male and female...

Uber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona
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Uber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona

A prosecutor in Arizona has decided not to press charges against Uber in the March 2018 death of Elaine Herzberg. One of Uber's self-driving cars crashed into Herzberg...

Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State
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Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State

What are your most important tech tools for reporting in Shanghai, especially with a government known for surveillance?

University of California Boycotts Elsevier Over Journal Costs and Open Access
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University of California Boycotts Elsevier Over Journal Costs and Open Access

The University of California system will stop paying to subscribe to journals published by Elsevier, the world's largest scientific publisher, after talks to renew...

US Allies Buck Trump on Huawei
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US Allies Buck Trump on Huawei

The Trump administration's push to get U.S. allies to block Chinese firm Huawei from their next-generation wireless networks is facing skepticism from political...

Huawei Founder Says US Treats 5G Like 'Military' Tech
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Huawei Founder Says US Treats 5G Like 'Military' Tech

Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei is downplaying the idea that there's danger in his company's taking a lead role as 5G networks become a widespread reality.

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.
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