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Why It's Too Early to Get Excited About Web3
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Why It's Too Early to Get Excited About Web3

Idealism surrounding the Web3 vision is great, but we’ve been there before

What Does It Mean for AI to Understand?
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What Does It Mean for AI to Understand?

It's simple enough for AI to seem to comprehend data, but devising a true test of a machine's knowledge has proved difficult

Caution Ahead: Navigating Risks to Freedoms Posed by AI
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Caution Ahead: Navigating Risks to Freedoms Posed by AI

Applications of AI could pierce through boundaries that safeguard our rights and liberties

Log4j Vulnerability: Why Your Hot Take on It Is Wrong
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Log4j Vulnerability: Why Your Hot Take on It Is Wrong

Log4j vulnerability is too complex to be boiled down to just single cause

Who Killed the Robot Dog?
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Who Killed the Robot Dog?

The robotic companion was once a dream of techno-utopianism, but has instead become a terrifying weapon

Courts Must Stop Social Media Cos. from Co-opting the First Amendment
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Courts Must Stop Social Media Cos. from Co-opting the First Amendment

Federal appeals courts should strike down Florida and Texas laws but reject social media companies' broader arguments

 It's Too Late for Meta to Win over Washington
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It's Too Late for Meta to Win over Washington

Lawmakers are not interested in the company's proposed concessions

The Urgency of the Moment for Congress on AI and National Security
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The Urgency of the Moment for Congress on AI and National Security

Congressional oversight of the intelligence community is critical to keeping pace with adversaries and gleaning accurate insights

An AWS Inconvenience
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An AWS Inconvenience

The company's recent outage took down Adele, Netflix, Tinder, and more, but it could've been worse

China Will Soon Lead the U.S. in Tech
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China Will Soon Lead the U.S. in Tech

Beijing pulls ahead in 5G and artificial intelligence, while catching up in semiconductors

Truly Ethical AI Needs Research to Be Independent from Big Tech
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Truly Ethical AI Needs Research to Be Independent from Big Tech

Curb the power of Silicon Valley and protect those who speak up about the harms of AI

Why We Must Rethink AI Benchmarks
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Why We Must Rethink AI Benchmarks

While helpful in comparing AI performance, benchmarks are often taken out of context, sometimes to harmful results

 The Intersection of Math, Computers, and Everything Else
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The Intersection of Math, Computers, and Everything Else

MIT senior Shardul Chiplunkar aims to be a translator between the tech world and the rest of society

Human-Centered Explainable AI and Social Transparency
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Human-Centered Explainable AI and Social Transparency

An interview with doctoral candidate Upol Ehsan, who researched human-centered explainable AI

The Father of Web3 Wants You to Trust Less
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The Father of Web3 Wants You to Trust Less

Gavin Wood believes decentralized technologies are the only hope of preserving liberal democracy

Four AI Trends for 2022
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Four AI Trends for 2022

Look for improvements to neural networks, strategic ethics, hiring practices, and even gastronomy

Why You Should Care about Meta's Push into the Metaverse
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Why You Should Care about Meta's Push into the Metaverse

The futuristic tech Mark Zuckerberg is investing billions in could remake the Internet

Keeping AI in Healthcare in Check
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Keeping AI in Healthcare in Check

Experts discuss the need to prevent AI bias in healthcare

The U.S. Needs a Department of Tech and Science Policy
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The U.S. Needs a Department of Tech and Science Policy

Two former NIH directors call for a cabinet-level department to formulate science policy, oversee tech development

No, We Don't Have Living, Reproducing Robots
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No, We Don't Have Living, Reproducing Robots

Kinematic self-replication is interesting research, but it isn't reproduction or replication
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