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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.

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...

'The Goal Is to Automate Us': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
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'The Goal Is to Automate Us': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

We're living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg's invention of printing in circa 1439.

To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat
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To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Li Yuan, a technology columnist in Hong Kong, discussed the tech she's...

Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines
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Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines

When most scientists were trying to make people use code to talk to computers, Karen Sparck Jones taught computers to understand human language instead.

China's Tech Giants Want to Go Global. Just One Thing Might Stand in Their Way.
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China's Tech Giants Want to Go Global. Just One Thing Might Stand in Their Way.

In the early 1980s, a cluster of fledging computer companies opened up shop in a chaotic corner of northwest Beijing, near the campuses of Peking and Tsinghua Universities...

Inside Huawei's Secret HQ, China Is Shaping the Future
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Inside Huawei's Secret HQ, China Is Shaping the Future

The surprise arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., has thrust the company into a political firestorm and deepened a core threat...

Europe's Influence Over U.S. Tech Was More Formidable Than Ever in 2018
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Europe's Influence Over U.S. Tech Was More Formidable Than Ever in 2018

The influence of the biggest US tech companies is as powerful in Europe as anywhere else in the world. But what sets Europe apart is that the relationship is, to...

2018 ACM Fellows Honored for Achievements that Underpin the Digital Age
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2018 ACM Fellows Honored for Achievements that Underpin the Digital Age

ACM named 56 members as 2018 ACM Fellows for their significant contributions in areas including computer architecture, mobile networks, robotics, and systems security...

The Friendship That Made Google Huge
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The Friendship That Made Google Huge

One day in March of 2000, six of Google's best engineers gathered in a makeshift war room.

France to 'Embed' Regulators at Facebook in Fight Against Hate Speech
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France to 'Embed' Regulators at Facebook in Fight Against Hate Speech

In the first move of its kind, Facebook will allow a small number of French regulators to "embed" inside the company and examine how the social media giant combats...

Google in China: When 'Don't Be Evil' Met the Great Firewall
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Google in China: When 'Don't Be Evil' Met the Great Firewall

If you're planning on moving to China anytime soon, here's a piece of advice: Get yourself a WeChat account.

Facebook Yanks Content Tied to Iranian Effort Due to 'Inauthentic Behavior'
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Facebook Yanks Content Tied to Iranian Effort Due to 'Inauthentic Behavior'

Today, Facebook took down 30 pages, 33 Facebook accounts, three Facebook groups, and 16 Instagram accounts that Facebook's head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel...

China Rattles Washington's Tech Debates
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China Rattles Washington's Tech Debates

A common thread is running through nearly every tech debate in Washington these days: fear that an ambitious China is poised to win the next wave of technology....

Google Really Is Trying to Build a Censored Chinese Search Engine, Its CEO Confirms
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Google Really Is Trying to Build a Censored Chinese Search Engine, Its CEO Confirms

Google on Monday finally confirmed a secretive project that's been fueling an employee-led backlash for weeks at the company: an effort to build a version of its...

The 50 Most Influential Living Computer Scientists
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The 50 Most Influential Living Computer Scientists

TheBestSchools.org compiled a list of 50 mathematicians, logicians, and computer scientists who did most of the scientific spadework that laid the foundations for...

Google at 20: How Two 'Obnoxious' Students Changed the Internet
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Google at 20: How Two 'Obnoxious' Students Changed the Internet

In the summer of 1995, a second-year grad student called Sergey Brin was giving a tour of Stanford University to prospective students. Larry Page, an engineering...

How AI Technology Can Tame the Scientific Literature
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How AI Technology Can Tame the Scientific Literature

AI-based tools can offer a penetrating view of scientific literature, computationally taming the vast flood of scholarly papers published at a rate of 1 million...

How Will Google's Innovation Continue Beyond Its 20th Year?
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How Will Google's Innovation Continue Beyond Its 20th Year?

As millions of people came online in the late 1990s they needed help figuring out what each webpage was about, and how to find what they were looking for.

AI-Human Partnerships Tackle 'Fake News'
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AI-Human Partnerships Tackle 'Fake News'

During the 2016 U.S. presidential election, inaccurate and misleading articles burned through social networks.
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