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Imagining AI's Potential for Good
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Imagining AI's Potential for Good

Kai-Fu Lee and Yoky Matsuoka discuss "human-in-the-loop" technology, and how AI might be used for health and caregiving

The Turing Test Is Bad for Business
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The Turing Test Is Bad for Business

Technology should focus on the complementarity game, not the imitation game

Artificial Intelligence Needs to Slow Down
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Artificial Intelligence Needs to Slow Down

Timnit Gebru believes the incentives around AI research are all wrong

The Metaverse Is Simply Big Tech, but Bigger
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The Metaverse Is Simply Big Tech, but Bigger

It's a rebrand of Silicon Valley's increasing power and reach, and it's made for companies, not people

The Facebook Whistleblower Won't Change Anything
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The Facebook Whistleblower Won't Change Anything

Whistleblowing keeps the limelight on one person instead of the movements already doing the work.

Facebook Uses Deceptive Math to Hide Its Hate Speech Problem
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Facebook Uses Deceptive Math to Hide Its Hate Speech Problem

The company claims its AI is amazing at removing harmful content, but internal documents suggest the algorithm is ineffective

Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World
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Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is developing principles to guard against powerful technologies—with input from the public

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

Big Tech Is Bending to the Indian Government's Will
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Big Tech Is Bending to the Indian Government's Will

The chasm between how platform giants uphold democratic values in the West and don't in the global south grows by the day

Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?
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Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?

Researchers are testing whether they can remove sensitive data without retraining AI systems from scratch

The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting
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The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting

California has begun enforcing a browser-level privacy setting, but you still can't find that option in Safari or iOS

Biden's 'Antitrust Revolution' Overlooks AI—at Americans' Peril
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Biden's 'Antitrust Revolution' Overlooks AI—at Americans' Peril

A handful of companies have outsize influence on the world's AI. Policymakers must act now to stem the rise of powerful monopolies.

Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just
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Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just

The deputy director of the White House science office plans to tackle algorithmic bias and start candid conversations about the past.

It's Time to Make Tech Work for Society, Not the Other Way Around
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It's Time to Make Tech Work for Society, Not the Other Way Around

Dame Wendy Hall is regius professor of computer science at the U.K.'s University of Southampton, and former president of ACM.

Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code
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Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code

There are other, more important lessons to impart to your preschooler.

Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?
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Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?

The biggest social network in the world has the wrong idea for how to fight Covid-19 conspiracies.

Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People
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Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People

And maybe start including them in research instead of just assuming we know what they want.

VR Could Be the Most Powerful Teaching Tool Since the PC
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VR Could Be the Most Powerful Teaching Tool Since the PC

Virtual reality is much more than a gaming technology. In fact, VR has the makings of a pedagogical silver bullet.

Shoot-'Em-Up Videogames Don't Warp Minds – Big Tech Does
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Shoot-'Em-Up Videogames Don't Warp Minds – Big Tech Does

It takes a lot of effort, research, and efficiency to manipulate people online and influence their behavior in the real world. Silicon Valley has it down to a science...

Caroline Criado Perez Explains the 'Gender Data Gap'
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Caroline Criado Perez Explains the 'Gender Data Gap'

In Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez examines elements of the modern world that appear to be designed with less consideration for women, including smartphones...
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