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Futures of Digital Governance
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Futures of Digital Governance

Seeking to increase the interoperability among the technical and social sciences toward new forms of governance associated with digital technology.

Copyright Implications of Emulation Programs
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Copyright Implications of Emulation Programs

How emulation programs might be affected by new claims of copyright infringement.

The Metaverse Will Require Computing Tech No One Knows How to Build
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The Metaverse Will Require Computing Tech No One Knows How to Build

Experts believe building the metaverse will require nearly every kind of chip to be an order of magnitude more powerful than it is today

Tracing the Evolution of the Computer, from Unusual to Ubiquitous
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Tracing the Evolution of the Computer, from Unusual to Ubiquitous

New book chronicles computer's journey from scientific instrument to general-purpose device

Why a Safe Metaverse Is a Must
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Why a Safe Metaverse Is a Must

Virtual worlds need strong, enforceable rules to avoid the harassment and stalking common on social media platforms

The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties
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The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties

The search for a crypto use case continues

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

DeepMind AlphaCode Does Not Compare to Human Programmers
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DeepMind AlphaCode Does Not Compare to Human Programmers

Human programmers are in control but they must learn to harness the power and limits of AI-generated code

Supercomputing to Save the Planet
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Supercomputing to Save the Planet

Fujitsu CTO Vivek Mahajan says true power of cloud will come with democratizing HPC and quantum computers for the masses

Understanding Software Dynamics
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Understanding Software Dynamics

In an interview, computer architect Richard L. Sites discusses his new book

Connecting Large Language Models to Human Values
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Connecting Large Language Models to Human Values

AI researcher Connor Leahy talks about replicating GPT-2/GPT-3, superhuman AI, AI alignment, AI risk and research norms, and more

Machine-Learning Robustness, Foundation Models, and Reproducibility
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Machine-Learning Robustness, Foundation Models, and Reproducibility

An interview with Percy Liang, associate professor of Computer Science at Stanford University

The Strange Allure of the Blockchain
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The Strange Allure of the Blockchain

Are we too aggressively looking to replace the danger of unjust financial systems with wildly risky alternative currencies?

Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate
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Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate

By plenty of standards, Bitcoin is a failure, but that doesn't mean it's worthless

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?

Open Source Intelligence
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Open Source Intelligence

Averting strategic surprises requires uncovering secrets hidden in plain sight

Is LiDAR on Its Way Out?
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Is LiDAR on Its Way Out?

As automation proliferates, sensing is increasingly moving toward software and away from LiDAR

Robot Learning at Google and Generalization via Language
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Robot Learning at Google and Generalization via Language

Google Robotics research scientist Eric Jang talks about robotic manipulation and self-supervised robotic learning

Crypto Means Freedom to Garry Kasparov
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Crypto Means Freedom to Garry Kasparov

The chess grandmaster expects a basket of coins to replace the dollar within a decade.

Does AI Understand Our Language?
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Does AI Understand Our Language?

Can large language models teach us about the nature of language, understanding, intelligence, sociality, and personhood?
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