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AI Is Ushering In a New Scientific Revolution
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AI Is Ushering In a New Scientific Revolution

AI is transforming the scientific process, automating and adding to what people can accomplish using it.

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.

Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection
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Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection

It's not government Americans don't trust with their data; it's the opposite political party.

Artificial General Intelligence Is Not as Imminent as You Might Think
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Artificial General Intelligence Is Not as Imminent as You Might Think

A close look reveals that the newest systems, including DeepMind's much-hyped Gato, are still stymied by the same old problems.

Democracy Deserves Better Algorithms
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Democracy Deserves Better Algorithms

Big Tech could deploy any number of solutions to slow the spread of disinformation, with the most promising being to fix the algorithms.

We Should Not Try to Make Conscious Software—Until We Should
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We Should Not Try to Make Conscious Software—Until We Should

Eventually, the most ethical option might be to divert all resources toward building very happy machines.

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.

AI's Threats to Jobs and Human Happiness Are Real
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AI's Threats to Jobs and Human Happiness Are Real

But short-term job chaos will give way to long-term prosperity, says artificial intelligence expert Kai-Fu Lee.

Crashing Crypto: Is This Time Different?
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Crashing Crypto: Is This Time Different?

Beyond speculation, cryptocurrency's value in economic transactions is hard to discern.

Claims That Girls Have a 'Natural' Aversion to Physics Are Harmful
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Claims That Girls Have a 'Natural' Aversion to Physics Are Harmful

Girls are just as capable as boys in science and mathematics, but ingrained attitudes are stopping female students from engaging.

Our House Is On Fire
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Our House Is On Fire: The Climate Emergency and Computing's Responsibility

Efficiencies delivered by computing technology could play a vital role in enabling continued functionality within a resource-constrained future.

Toward Total-System Trustworthiness
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Toward Total-System Trustworthiness

Considering how to achieve the long-term goal to systemically reduce risks.

Involvement and Detachment
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Involvement and Detachment

How detachment from your community blocks your success at leading innovations, and what to do about it.

The Woman Who Brought Female Representation to Games
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The Woman Who Brought Female Representation to Games

The year-long search for Wabbit creator Van Mai comes to a happy conclusion.

The Problem with Blaming Robots for Taking Our Jobs
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The Problem with Blaming Robots for Taking Our Jobs

For decades, the effects of automation have been fiercely debated. Are we missing the bigger picture?

Mark Zuckerberg on His Big Metaverse Bet
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Mark Zuckerberg on His Big Metaverse Bet

Meta CEO explains why he is committed to the metaverse and able to make bets that others will not.

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.

AI Companies Are Massively Faking the Loophole in the Turing Test
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AI Companies Are Massively Faking the Loophole in the Turing Test

Claims that an AI has achieved human levels of understanding should be approached with skepticism until it can be shown that humans were not involved.

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?
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