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Why It Is So Hard to Make AI Fair and Unbiased
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Why It Is So Hard to Make AI Fair and Unbiased

Competing notions of fairness exist, and sometimes they are totally incompatible with each other.

Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?
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Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?

What it means to be an open source contributor or maintainer has changed in recent years.

How Ukraine Has Defended Itself against Cyber Attacks
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How Ukraine Has Defended Itself against Cyber Attacks

As in Ukraine, U.S. organizations should work with U.S. cybersecurity agencies to prepare for and prevent attacks.

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?

Patterns and Prose
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Patterns and Prose

A University of Southern California computer scientist is a coder by trade and a poet at heart.

25 years with cURL
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25 years with cURL

Founder and lead developer Daniel Stenberg discusses looking after cURL and libcurl for the past 25 years.

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.

What Stewart Brand Sees on the Horizon
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What Stewart Brand Sees on the Horizon

Silicon Valley prophet thinks tech can clean itself up.

Quantum Computing Has a Hype Problem
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Quantum Computing Has a Hype Problem

Quantum computing startups are all the rage, but it is unclear if they will be able to produce anything of use in the near future.

Democratize Machine Learning with No-Code AI
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Democratize Machine Learning with No-Code AI

Organizations lacking skilled data scientists and ML engineers can create and deploy ML models, too.

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.

AI Suggested 40,000 New Chemical Weapons in Six Hours
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AI Suggested 40,000 New Chemical Weapons in Six Hours

Drug-developing artificial intelligence invents 40,000 potentially lethal molecules in quarter of a day.

<i>Communications'</i> Digital Initiative and Its First Digital Event
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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.

Here's How AI Will Change Chip Design
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Here's How AI Will Change Chip Design

Artificial intelligence's promise and potential for the semiconductor industry.

Deep Learning Is Hitting a Wall
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Deep Learning Is Hitting a Wall

What would it take for artificial intelligence to make real progress?

Yoshua Bengio: 'I Have Rarely Been as Enthusiastic about a New Research Direction'
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Yoshua Bengio: 'I Have Rarely Been as Enthusiastic about a New Research Direction'

Yoshua Bengio gushes about GFlowNets, calling them "a new beast" for which the appropriate optimization algorithms are still making rapid progress

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

Crypto and Technology for the People
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Crypto and Technology for the People

Brown University professor Seny Kamara talks about the intersection between social responsibility and cryptography/technology
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