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Software Can Do Better than 'Male,' 'Female,' and 'Other'
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Software Can Do Better than 'Male,' 'Female,' and 'Other'

Providing more-expansive gender options is not a difficult coding problem.

Why Can't Tech Fix Its Gender Problem?
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Why Can't Tech Fix Its Gender Problem?

A new generation of tech activists, organizers, and whistleblowers, most of whom are female, non-white, gender-diverse, or queer may bring change.

Social Media Is Polluting Society
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Social Media Is Polluting Society

Moderation alone will not fix the problem.

Yann LeCun's Bold New Vision for the Future of AI
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Yann LeCun's Bold New Vision for the Future of AI

One of deep learning's godfathers pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI.

It Is Okay to Opt out of the Crypto Revolution
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It Is Okay to Opt out of the Crypto Revolution

The crypto industry is investing heavily in getting more people to buy in, but that does not mean you have to.

AI Is Creating a New Colonial World Order
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AI Is Creating a New Colonial World Order

Artificial intelligence is enriching a powerful few by dispossessing communities that have been dispossessed before.

Quantum Computing Has a Hype Problem
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Quantum Computing Has a Hype Problem

Quantum computing startups are all the rage, but it is unclear if they will be able to produce anything of use in the near future.

 Russia Is Risking the Creation of an Irreversible 'Splinternet'
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Russia Is Risking the Creation of an Irreversible 'Splinternet'

If Russia disconnects—or is booted—from the Internet's governing bodies, the Internet may never be the same.

Innovation Is Slowing Down—and Big Tech Is to Blame
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Innovation Is Slowing Down—and Big Tech Is to Blame

The great IT revolution is preventing, not promoting, economic dynamism

Save Social Media by Treating It like a City
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Save Social Media by Treating It like a City

Make online spaces more similar to offline ones to limit the reach of bad actors and keep people safe

2021 Was the Year of Monster AI Models
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2021 Was the Year of Monster AI Models

GPT-3 kicked off a new trend in AI for bigger and bigger models, but how large will they get?

Nicki Washington: How Tackling Tech's Diversity Challenges Can Spur Innovation
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Nicki Washington: How Tackling Tech's Diversity Challenges Can Spur Innovation

Computer scientist and educator says technology's diversity problems begin in learning and working environments

Jeannette Wing: How Computing Has Transformed
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Jeannette Wing: How Computing Has Transformed

Data science expert talks about how trustworthy AI and causal reasoning can help society solve real-world problems

What's Missing from the Push to Diversify Tech?
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What's Missing from the Push to Diversify Tech?

Focusing on hiring pipelines or career pathways alone won't solve tech's diversity and inclusion problems.

Where Computing Might Go Next
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Where Computing Might Go Next

The future of computing depends in part on how we reckon with its past

How AI Is Reinventing What Computers Are
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How AI Is Reinventing What Computers Are

Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute
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