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 Losing Facebook Is Bad, but Losing WhatsApp Is Worse
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Losing Facebook Is Bad, but Losing WhatsApp Is Worse

What happens when you lose the encrypted messaging app everyone uses?

Amazon Should Invent With Care
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Amazon Should Invent With Care

Amazon's spirit of invention is refreshing, but technologists must think through the consequences.

Big Tech's Congressional Circus Rolls On
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Big Tech's Congressional Circus Rolls On

The Congressional response to Big Tech continues to underwhelm

Why OpenAI's Codex Won't Replace Coders
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Why OpenAI's Codex Won't Replace Coders

Human programmers can actually become more powerful and efficient with Codex

Facebook Is What's Wrong with America, Says Tech Billionaire Benioff
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Facebook Is What's Wrong with America, Says Tech Billionaire Benioff

Salesforce CEO warns that deception on social media is making it harder to solve societal challenges

Why Facebook Should Release the Facebook Files
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Why Facebook Should Release the Facebook Files

The company's least-bad option might also do a lot of good

Timnit Gebru's Plan to Rethink Big Tech
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Timnit Gebru's Plan to Rethink Big Tech

Former Google AI ethics chief says whistleblowers working on AI need newer, better, tougher regulatory protections

Protecting People from States
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Protecting People from States

Cyber governance must have human rights, freedom at its core

'Self-Driving' Cars Begin to Emerge from a Cloud of Hype
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'Self-Driving' Cars Begin to Emerge from a Cloud of Hype

Developers try to overcome a multitude of technical challenges before vehicles drive on their own

Leadership Lessons about Ethical AI and Algorithms
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Leadership Lessons about Ethical AI and Algorithms

Wall Street Journal's Facebook series exposes flaws in leadership's handling of algorithms' unintended consequences

Should Oversight of Biased AI Be Left Up to People?
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Should Oversight of Biased AI Be Left Up to People?

Mounting research shows humans may not be up to the task of reigning in runaway algorithms

America Is Being Held for Ransom, and It Needs to Fight Back
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America Is Being Held for Ransom, and It Needs to Fight Back

A comprehensive anti-ransomware strategy must make it tougher for criminal groups and their sponsors to carry out attacks

What Social Media Needs to Learn from Traditional Media
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What Social Media Needs to Learn from Traditional Media

The industry needs to develop professional norms—just as journalism once did

Yann LeCun Talks Research Beginnings and Recent Developments
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Yann LeCun Talks Research Beginnings and Recent Developments

Deep-learning pioneer discusses early days in image-processing and developments in self-supervised learning for computer vision

AI Futures
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AI Futures: Fact and Fantasy

Three books offer varied perspectives on the ascendancy of artificial intelligence.

Competitive Compatibility
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Competitive Compatibility: Let's Fix the Internet, Not the Tech Giants

Seeking to make Big Tech less central to the Internet.

How GitHub COO Erica Brescia Runs the Coding Gold Mines
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How GitHub COO Erica Brescia Runs the Coding Gold Mines

Tech leader discusses the state of GitHub's infrastructure, open source software philosophies, and more

Who's Building the Foundation Models of the Future?
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Who's Building the Foundation Models of the Future?

Curation, auditing, and evaluation of so-called 'foundation models' should not be left to the tech industry.

The Imperative for Sustainable AI Systems
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The Imperative for Sustainable AI Systems

The impact of AI's massive carbon footprint is social, not just environmental

Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next
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Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next

The face computer is coming—brace yourself
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