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Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?
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Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?

Well before self-driving cars become a reality, there are simpler approaches that can make roads much safer.

Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?
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Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?

Have the big thinkers of tech lost their mojo?

Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes
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Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes

Facebook's little mistakes have big consequences, too, but only for us

AI Is Not A-OK
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AI Is Not A-OK

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says humans will need to find a way to coexist with artificial intelligence

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

A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy
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A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy

The streaming apps and devices we pay for aren't necessarily careful with our personal information.

TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook Want to Appear Trustworthy but Don't Be Fooled
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TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook Want to Appear Trustworthy but Don't Be Fooled

The dark side of AI systems may be harmful to users, but they are a gold mine for platforms

Why Tesla's 'Beta Testing' Puts the Public at Risk
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Why Tesla's 'Beta Testing' Puts the Public at Risk

Elon Musk has turned American streets into a public laboratory for the company's supposed self-driving car technology

If You Don't Trust A.I. Yet, You're Not Wrong
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If You Don't Trust A.I. Yet, You're Not Wrong

Americans have good reason to be skeptical of artificial intelligence

The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private
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The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private

The rise of social media, Google, and online shopping and banking has made us far more exposed than back in the Internet’s infancy.

Does AI Have an Alignment Problem?
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Does AI Have an Alignment Problem?

The problems and the possibilities of AI are, in a very deep way, the problems and possibilities of humanity.

AI May Have a Lot to Learn From Children
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AI May Have a Lot to Learn From Children

Exploratory learning, the kind that is exhibited by children, might better inform AI development than the habitual learning processes employed by adults, according...

Tech in the Post-Pandemic World
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Tech in the Post-Pandemic World

Assessing its future, both the bad and the good.

When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades
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When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades

In-person final exams were canceled for thousands of students this spring, so computers stepped in — to disastrous effect.

The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming
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The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming

Artificial intelligence is making machines more creative — but machines don't make art.

A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans
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A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans

A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. His decades of warnings are gaining more attention. ...

Eric Schmidt: I Used to Run Google. Silicon Valley Could Lose to China.
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Eric Schmidt: I Used to Run Google. Silicon Valley Could Lose to China.

We can't win the technology wars without the federal government's help.

We're Banning Facial Recognition. We're Missing the Point.
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We're Banning Facial Recognition. We're Missing the Point.

The whole point of modern surveillance is to treat people differently, and facial recognition technologies are only a small part of that.

We Shouldn't be Scared by 'Superintelligent A.I.'
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We Shouldn't be Scared by 'Superintelligent A.I.'

Bostrom, Russell, and other writers argue that even if the probability is small that superintelligent machines will emerge in the foreseeable future, we should...

How to Build Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust
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How to Build Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust

Computer systems need to understand time, space and causality. Right now they don't.
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