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What Social Media Needs to Learn from Traditional Media
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What Social Media Needs to Learn from Traditional Media

The industry needs to develop professional norms—just as journalism once did

Yann LeCun Talks Research Beginnings and Recent Developments
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Yann LeCun Talks Research Beginnings and Recent Developments

Deep-learning pioneer discusses early days in image-processing and developments in self-supervised learning for computer vision

AI Futures
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AI Futures: Fact and Fantasy

Three books offer varied perspectives on the ascendancy of artificial intelligence.

Competitive Compatibility
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Competitive Compatibility: Let's Fix the Internet, Not the Tech Giants

Seeking to make Big Tech less central to the Internet.

Divide and Conquer
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Divide and Conquer

The use and limits of bisection.

Remaining Connected Throughout Design
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Remaining Connected Throughout Design

Applying the unique experiences of designing technologies for vulnerable communities.

Broadening Participation by Teaching Accessibility
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Broadening Participation by Teaching Accessibility

Strategies for incorporating accessibility into computing education.

Section 230 and a Tragedy of the Commons
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Section 230 and a Tragedy of the Commons

The dilemma of social media platforms.

How GitHub COO Erica Brescia Runs the Coding Gold Mines
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How GitHub COO Erica Brescia Runs the Coding Gold Mines

Tech leader discusses the state of GitHub's infrastructure, open source software philosophies, and more

The Imperative for Sustainable AI Systems
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The Imperative for Sustainable AI Systems

The impact of AI's massive carbon footprint is social, not just environmental

Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next
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Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next

The face computer is coming—brace yourself

Building Computer Models That See Everything
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Building Computer Models That See Everything

Advanced modeling and experimental techniques help computational neuroscientist understand how our minds try to perceive the world

What Is Facebook?
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What Is Facebook?

It's a question that's bedeviled the company's own executives for years

Politics Will Be Poorer Without Angela Merkel's Scientific Approach
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Politics Will Be Poorer Without Angela Merkel's Scientific Approach

The departing German chancellor's support for science and rigour in policymaking has proved transformative—except on climate change.

Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?
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Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?

Enterprise data is safest in the cloud and in the 'fog', according to one expert

Donald Knuth: The Father of Algorithm Analysis
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Donald Knuth: The Father of Algorithm Analysis

Turing Award winner talks programming, algorithms, the meaning of life, and more

Machine Learning Won't Solve Natural Language Understanding
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Machine Learning Won't Solve Natural Language Understanding

Data-driven approaches to NLU are psychologically, cognitively, and computationally implausible.

The Third Revolution in Warfare
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The Third Revolution in Warfare

First there was gunpowder. Then nuclear weapons. Next: artificially intelligent weapons.

Talking Secure Coding
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Talking Secure Coding

Security expert discusses the importance of secure coding, how to improve adoption, best practices, and more
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