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Interpretability of Artificial Neural Network Models in AI versus Neuroscience
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Interpretability of Artificial Neural Network Models in AI versus Neuroscience

Potential synergies and tensions between neuroscientists and AI researchers in interpreting artificial neural networks.

Advancing Ethics Review Practices in AI Research
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Advancing Ethics Review Practices in AI Research

Recent initiatives to implement AI ethics review processes, better understand societal impacts, and share learnings have had a positive effect, but more needs to...

Can AI Invent?
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Can AI Invent?

Recent patent applications for two inventions that are claimed to have been made by an AI are bringing these questions to the fore.

Avoid Diluting Democracy by Algorithms
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Avoid Diluting Democracy by Algorithms

AI researchers tend to use the concepts of democracy and democratization in ways that are only loosely connected to their political and historical meanings.

AI Model Transferability in Healthcare: A Sociotechnical Perspective
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AI Model Transferability in Healthcare: A Sociotechnical Perspective

To realize the promised benefits of applying AI and ML models at scale, a roadmap of the challenges and potential solutions to sociotechnical transferability is...

Why Science Needs More Research Software Engineers
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Why Science Needs More Research Software Engineers

Ten years after their profession got its name, research software engineers seek to swell their ranks.

Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law
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Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law

Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and an international treaty.

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.

Crypto and Technology for the People
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Crypto and Technology for the People

Brown University professor Seny Kamara talks about the intersection between social responsibility and cryptography/technology

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 Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers
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The Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers

The quantum computer revolution could break encryption, but more-secure algorithms can safeguard privacy

India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game
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India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game

Some Indian Institutes of Technology are struggling to establish themselves and must quickly turn things around

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

The U.S. Needs a Department of Tech and Science Policy
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The U.S. Needs a Department of Tech and Science Policy

Two former NIH directors call for a cabinet-level department to formulate science policy, oversee tech development

Stop the Blame Game to Achieve Research Integrity
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Stop the Blame Game to Achieve Research Integrity

Helping every scientist to improve is more effective than ferreting out a few frauds

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

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.

The Global Research Community Must Not Abandon Afghanistan
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The Global Research Community Must Not Abandon Afghanistan

Vulnerable Afghan researchers need the international research community’s support
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