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Yann LeCun's Bold New Vision for the Future of AI
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Yann LeCun's Bold New Vision for the Future of AI

One of deep learning's godfathers pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI.

Semiconductor Dependency Imperils American Security
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Semiconductor Dependency Imperils American Security

The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is only the first step in preventing Chinese dominance.

Apple's Challenge to Virtualization Software
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Apple's Challenge to Virtualization Software

Is it okay for security researchers to virtualize software to look for vulnerabilities?

Testing in Python with pytest
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Testing in Python with pytest

Software engineer discusses the popularity and use of pytest for Python testing.

'Sentience' Is the Wrong Discussion to Have on AI Right Now
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'Sentience' Is the Wrong Discussion to Have on AI Right Now

A more important conversation would be one about human compatibility and trust.

Google's 'Sentient' Chatbot Is Our Self-Deceiving Future
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Google's 'Sentient' Chatbot Is Our Self-Deceiving Future

The next generation of AI will put the pathetic fallacy on steroids.

It's Time for AI to Retire the Turing Test
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It's Time for AI to Retire the Turing Test

The Turing Test's most troubling legacy is an ethical one: It is fundamentally about deception.

Why Robots Need to See
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Why Robots Need to See

Cameras and vision-based perception will increasingly serve as the technological underpinning for mobile robots going forward.

Teaching Robots to Help People in Their Everyday Lives
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Teaching Robots to Help People in Their Everyday Lives

An interview with Max Braun of Everyday Robots.

What Is So Great about Quantum Computing?
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What Is So Great about Quantum Computing?

A Q&A with NIST theorist Alexey Gorshkov.

Why All Cryptocurrency Should 'Die in a Fire'
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Why All Cryptocurrency Should 'Die in a Fire'

Computer scientist Nicholas Weaver thinks cryptocurrency is a terrible idea that will end in disaster.

How to Write Software with Mathematical Perfection
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How to Write Software with Mathematical Perfection

Leslie Lamport revolutionized how computers talk to each other, and now he's working on how engineers talk to their machines.

Can Large Language Models Be Democratized?
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Can Large Language Models Be Democratized?

The very nature of large language models is undemocratic and in favor of the companies that publicize them.

Don't Be Dazzled by Claims of Artificial Intelligence
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Don't Be Dazzled by Claims of Artificial Intelligence

Media coverage must hold tech companies to account over claims about AI.

Computers Have Memories Too
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Computers Have Memories Too

Simons Foundation Junior Fellow Sebastian Wolff discusses his quest to simplify the switch between the two deletion processes.

Turning a Million-Qubit Quantum Computing Dream into Reality
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Turning a Million-Qubit Quantum Computing Dream into Reality

Intel's director of quantum hardware talks about quantum computing's reliance on the next generation of chips.

Future of Computer Science Is in Its Application to Daily Life
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Future of Computer Science Is in Its Application to Daily Life

Microsoft India CTO Shivkumar Kalyanaraman believes computer science's future will be based on how it can be applied as a utility.

Beyond Interpretability: Developing a Language to Shape Our Relationships with AI
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Beyond Interpretability: Developing a Language to Shape Our Relationships with AI

Wouldn't it be nice if we could ask AI questions to learn how and why it makes its predictions?

To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds
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To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds

Data scientists, coders, and other techies could prove decisive in future conflicts—if Uncle Sam can recruit them.

The Future of Linux
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The Future of Linux

Fedora project leader Matthew Miller weighs in.
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