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The U.S. Has a Historic Opportunity to Bridge the Digital Divide
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The U.S. Has a Historic Opportunity to Bridge the Digital Divide

Past initiatives did not focus enough on people of color, but here is how to improve.

Matthew Ball on the Metaverse
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Matthew Ball on the Metaverse

Leading metaverse theorist shares his thoughts on the sudden rise of the concept, its utility for the enterprise, and what we still get wrong.

AI Researchers Building Surveillance Tech and Deep Fakes Resist Ethical Concerns
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AI Researchers Building Surveillance Tech and Deep Fakes Resist Ethical Concerns

The computer vision research community is behind on AI ethics, but it is not just a research problem.

Tech Is Not Representative Government
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Tech Is Not Representative Government

And yet, we demand that it protect us.

Could AI Replace Therapists?
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Could AI Replace Therapists?

A non-sentient artificial intelligence may be able to offer effective psychotherapy.

Should Machines Replace Mathematicians?
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Should Machines Replace Mathematicians?

A "replication crisis" in mathematics raises questions about the purpose of knowledge.

The Latin of Software Code Is Thriving
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The Latin of Software Code Is Thriving

Next time you laugh at musty old tech, remember that new technologies are often built on it.

Can Computers Be Mathematicians?
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Can Computers Be Mathematicians?

Artificial intelligence has bested humans at problem-solving challenges like chess and Go. Is mathematics research next?

Who Is Liable when AI Kills?
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Who Is Liable when AI Kills?

We need to change rules and institutions while still promoting innovation to protect people from faulty AI.

'Video Games Are for Boys'
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'Video Games Are for Boys'

Hopscotch app co-founder Samantha John discusses her journey from avoiding video games to helping kids create them.

Tech Cos. Silent on Data Privacy since Roe v. Wade Reversal
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Tech Cos. Silent on Data Privacy since Roe v. Wade Reversal

Tech companies must, at the very least, communicate policies and practices to consumers.

Algorithms with Predictions
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Algorithms with Predictions

Seeking a new approach that goes beyond worst-case analysis.

The Future of Information Work
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The Future of Information Work

Considering the recent effects of remote work on network structure.

The Computer Scientist Who Parlays Failures into Breakthroughs
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The Computer Scientist Who Parlays Failures into Breakthroughs

An interview with Yale University Sterling Professor of Computer Science Daniel Spielman.

Intro to Model-Free and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning
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Intro to Model-Free and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning

Neuroscientist and author Daeyeol Lee talks reinforcement learning in humans and animals, AI and natural intelligence, and more.

'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.

Human-Like Programs Abuse Our Empathy
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Human-Like Programs Abuse Our Empathy

It is easy to be fooled by the mimicry, but consumers need transparency about how such systems are used.

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.

'AI Is Invisible'
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'AI Is Invisible'

Wendy Hall, computer scientist and acting chair of the AI Council, talks about challenging perceptions around AI.
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