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The Battle Over Women's Data
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The Battle Over Women's Data

In a post-Roe world, bodily autonomy must include control over personal data.

U.K. Online Safety Bill Is Doomed to Fail
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U.K. Online Safety Bill Is Doomed to Fail

Draft legislation suffers from mission creep, internal contradictions, and a dire lack of clear definitions.

The AI Ethicist's Dirty Hands Problem
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The AI Ethicist's Dirty Hands Problem

Attempting to balance sometimes-conflicting interests.

The End of Programming
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The End of Programming

The end of classical computer science is coming, and most of us are dinosaurs waiting for the meteor to hit.

Getting a Handle on Handles
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Getting a Handle on Handles

Navigating moniker management.

From Quantum Computing to Quantum Communications
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From Quantum Computing to Quantum Communications

Attempting to disentangle mechanical principles.

What Social Media Regulation Could Look Like
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What Social Media Regulation Could Look Like

Think of pipelines, not utilities.

The 'End of Crypto'? Not So Fast
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The 'End of Crypto'? Not So Fast

The trust lost in the FTX debacle will take years to rebuild, but it is certainly not the end of crypto.

Building a New Economy
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Building a New Economy: Data, AI, and Web3

How distributed technologies could return more control to users.

Can Universities Combat the 'Wrong Kind of AI'?
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Can Universities Combat the 'Wrong Kind of AI'?

Seeking an artificial intelligence reset.

The Context Problem in Artificial Intelligence
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The Context Problem in Artificial Intelligence

The artificial intelligence design challenge of teaming humans and machines is difficult because machines cannot read the context of use.

More Crypto Regulation Is Needed—Now
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More Crypto Regulation Is Needed—Now

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission must use the FTX collapse to get clear about the rules and regulations that govern the crypto ecosystem.

 Why Don't Robots Have Rights? A Lawyer's Response
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Why Don't Robots Have Rights? A Lawyer's Response

Robots are hardware and software packages that lack a nature or any abilities outside of whatever their designers imagine.

The Computer Scientist Who Is Boosting Privacy on the Internet
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The Computer Scientist Who Is Boosting Privacy on the Internet

Harry Halpin has helped create a new kind of network that might enable more private Internet conversations.

Rethinking Silicon Valley
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Rethinking Silicon Valley: Stewart Brand's Lost Journal

Discovering a hidden chapter in computing history.

An Emergent Legal Right to Repair Electronic Devices
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An Emergent Legal Right to Repair Electronic Devices

Parsing the fine print on repair tolerances.

Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters
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Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters

A study of gamer behavior finds they shy away from gay characters, regardless of their strengths.

Data Platforms and Network Effects
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Data Platforms and Network Effects

How data-network effects create opportunities and inflate expectations.

Blowing Up the Internet...to Protect Kids Online
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Blowing Up the Internet...to Protect Kids Online

Framed as a bill to protect kids online, the California Age Appropriate Design Code Act would radically reshape the Internet—and harm both kids and adults.

We Need to Talk About How Good AI Is Getting
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We Need to Talk About How Good AI Is Getting

We are in a golden age of progress in artificial intelligence, and it is time to start taking its potential and risks seriously.
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