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Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of a Freelance JavaScript Developer
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Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of a Freelance JavaScript Developer

Being a developer requires more than just being good at coding. Here's how one full-stack developer gets the job done.

Is the U.S. Labor Shortage the Big Break AI Needs?
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Is the U.S. Labor Shortage the Big Break AI Needs?

Companies experiencing labor shortages should consider where AI can make their employees' lives better and easier.

The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private
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The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private

The rise of social media, Google, and online shopping and banking has made us far more exposed than back in the Internet’s infancy.

The Importance of STEM Education Goes Beyond Building a Workforce
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The Importance of STEM Education Goes Beyond Building a Workforce

STEM education researcher Cornelia Connolly speaks to the invaluable nature of computer science education, diversity, and equality.

Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.
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Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.

Smartphones, sensors, and consumer habits reveal much about society. Too few people have a say in how the data is created and used.

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter: Why Today's Data Privacy Approaches Don't Work
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FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter: Why Today's Data Privacy Approaches Don't Work

The era of the Federal Trade Commission being dismissed as having some bark and little bite appears to be over.

We Need Remote Work for Everyone
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We Need Remote Work for Everyone

The ability to work online shouldn't be a nice-to-have for a select few, but an option for all.

Why Machine Learning Can't Understand Human Language
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Why Machine Learning Can't Understand Human Language

While larger deep neural networks can incrementally improveme specific tasks, they aren't fit for general natural language understanding.

Why It's So Hard to Make Tech More Diverse
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Why It's So Hard to Make Tech More Diverse

Block Party founder Tracy Chou reflects on the obstacles she's encountered as a tech entrepreneur.

The Trumpian Roots of the Chip Crisis
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The Trumpian Roots of the Chip Crisis

Blame the pandemic for the chip shortage, but the Trump administration's trade policy made the situation much worse.

If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong
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If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong

It can't supply absolute truths about the world, but it brings us steadily closer.

Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They're Making Them Worse.
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Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They're Making Them Worse.

The robot apocalypse is already here, it just looks different than you thought.

Algorithmic Impact Assessments Should Leverage Diverse Expertise and Complex Histories
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Algorithmic Impact Assessments Should Leverage Diverse Expertise and Complex Histories

There is a pressing need to establish algorithmic impact assessment practices from the ground up.

Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just
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Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just

The deputy director of the White House science office plans to tackle algorithmic bias and start candid conversations about the past.

Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar
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Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar

Andrej Karpathy shares why the company still believes in a purely vision-based autonomous driving solution.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Business of Windows
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Business of Windows

Microsoft CEO discusses efforts to make Windows 11 more flexible and open than predecessors.

 The Danger of Anthropomorphic Language in Robotic AI Systems
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The Danger of Anthropomorphic Language in Robotic AI Systems

Clear, non-anthropomorphic language is central to dismantling misconceptions of AI as a black box.

Paving the Way Towards Trustworthy and Responsible AI
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Paving the Way Towards Trustworthy and Responsible AI

Public sector AI innovation needs a more sophisticated, data-driven, and mature approach to ensure effectiveness of governments and better citizen outcomes.

Lethal Autonomous Weapons Exist; They Must Be Banned
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Lethal Autonomous Weapons Exist; They Must Be Banned

It may not be too late to put the evil "slaughterbots" genie back in the bottle, if the world acts now.

How Do We Stop the Supercomputing Carbon Crisis?
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How Do We Stop the Supercomputing Carbon Crisis?

Efficiency measures are struggling to keep pace with, let alone make headway on, the accelerating demands of modern supercomputers.
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