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To Make AI Fair, Here's What Must Be Done
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To Make AI Fair, Here's What Must Be Done

AI developers need to collaborate with social scientists and the people affected by its applications.

How Language-Generation AIs Could Transform Science
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How Language-Generation AIs Could Transform Science

University of Michigan's Shobita Parthasarathy warns that software designed to summarize, translate, and write like humans might exacerbate distrust in science....

The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials
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The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials

As ML tools become more broadly available when making new compounds and materials, the possibilities of misuse increase and must be guarded against.

Human Autonomy in the Age of AI
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Human Autonomy in the Age of AI

Current AI policy recommendations differ on what the risks to human autonomy are

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets
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The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets

Retired and redacted datasets flagged as harmful or biased continue to rear their ugly heads

Moving Towards Reproducible Machine Learning
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Moving Towards Reproducible Machine Learning

Reporting machine learning-based research can help to improve transparency and reproducibility

Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science
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Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science

Exploiting synergies between the disciplines advances both fields and can help establish a sustainable future.

Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits
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Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits

Governance of highly automated systems is critical to garner widespread public trust

Large Language Models Associate Muslims with Violence
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Large Language Models Associate Muslims with Violence

New approaches are needed to systematically reduce the harmful bias of language models in deployment.

Google's AI Approach to Microchips Is Welcome—but Needs Care
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Google's AI Approach to Microchips Is Welcome—but Needs Care

Artificial intelligence can help the electronics industry to speed up chip design. But the gains must be shared equitably.

How to Be Responsible in AI Publication
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How to Be Responsible in AI Publication

A white paper from Partnership on AI advises on navigating the risks of AI research and responsible publication.

Defining a Role for AI Ethics in National Security
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Defining a Role for AI Ethics in National Security

Mariarosaria Taddeo, an associate professor and senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Dstl Ethics Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, discusses...

Stop the Emerging AI Cold War
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Stop the Emerging AI Cold War

Proliferating military artificial intelligence will leave the world less safe—so we must focus on ethics and global cooperation, argues Denise Garcia, vice-chair...

Cooperative AI: Machines Must Learn to Find Common Ground
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Cooperative AI: Machines Must Learn to Find Common Ground

To help humanity solve fundamental problems of cooperation, scientists need to reconceive artificial intelligence as deeply social.

AI Pioneer: 'The Dangers of Abuse Are Very Real'
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AI Pioneer: 'The Dangers of Abuse Are Very Real'

Yoshua Bengio is one of three computer scientists who last week shared the US$1-million A. M. Turing award—one of the field's top prizes.

Robots on the Run
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Robots on the Run

Young animals gallop across fields, climb trees and immediately find their feet with enviable grace after they fall.

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.

The Ethics of Computer Science: This Researcher Has a Controversial Proposal
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The Ethics of Computer Science: This Researcher Has a Controversial Proposal

In the midst of growing public concern over artificial intelligence (AI), privacy and the use of data, Brent Hecht has a controversial proposal: the computer-science...

AI Can Be Sexist and Racist; It's Time to Make It Fair
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AI Can Be Sexist and Racist; It's Time to Make It Fair

When Google Translate converts news articles written in Spanish into English, phrases referring to women often become "he said" or "he wrote."

Regulate Artificial Intelligence to Avert Cyber Arms Race
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Regulate Artificial Intelligence to Avert Cyber Arms Race

Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, sophisticated and destructive. Each day in 2017, the United States suffered, on average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks...
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