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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.

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.

Is AI Threatened by Too Little Data?
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Is AI Threatened by Too Little Data?

Knowing when to limit your data dramatically affects the quality of your artificial intelligence.

Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change
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Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change

There's no evidence that Bitcoin's key players are interested in switching from proof-of-work to energy-saving proof of stake.

Two Paths for Digital Disability Law
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Two Paths for Digital Disability Law

Understanding the legal drivers of efforts to make technology accessible.

The Missing Voices in Natural Language Processing
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The Missing Voices in Natural Language Processing

Who and what is being represented in the data and development of NLP models?

Timnit Gebru Is Building a Slow AI Movement
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Timnit Gebru Is Building a Slow AI Movement

Her new organization, DAIR, aims to show a more thoughtful mode of AI research.

How Compute and the Climate Go Hand-in-Hand
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How Compute and the Climate Go Hand-in-Hand

Data is critical to the success of all climate tech projects, whether to drive development or improve efficiency.

<i>Communications'</i> Digital Initiative and Its First Digital Event
From Communications of the ACM

Communications' Digital Initiative and Its First Digital Event

How AI and science are shaping each other.

Web Scraping
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Web Scraping

The increasing use of computational approaches for data collection and data analysis in social sciences research.

Security: The Lock and the Key to Blockchain's Future
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Security: The Lock and the Key to Blockchain's Future

For blockchain technology to fulfill its full potential, the security standard needs to mature

The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud
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The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud

The cloud is not only material but also an ecological force

Futures of Digital Governance
From Communications of the ACM

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
From Communications of the ACM

Copyright Implications of Emulation Programs

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

China's 5G Soars over America's
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China's 5G Soars over America's

In some U.S. cities, 5G is slower than the old 4G system; Washington must make it a priority

Andrew Ng Calls for Smart-Sized, 'Data-Centric' Solutions to Big Issues
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Andrew Ng Calls for Smart-Sized, 'Data-Centric' Solutions to Big Issues

AI pioneer says he has identified the next big shift in artificial intelligence

Understanding Software Dynamics
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Understanding Software Dynamics

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

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets
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The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets

Retired and redacted datasets flagged as harmful or biased continue to rear their ugly heads

Why Better AI May Depend on Fake Data
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Why Better AI May Depend on Fake Data

Synthetic data can provide AI with a broader education than real-world data, but challenges exist

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
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