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The Metaverse Will Require Computing Tech No One Knows How to Build
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The Metaverse Will Require Computing Tech No One Knows How to Build

Experts believe building the metaverse will require nearly every kind of chip to be an order of magnitude more powerful than it is today

Humans and AI: Problem Finders and Problem Solvers
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Humans and AI: Problem Finders and Problem Solvers

Technologies such as AlphaCode cannot think about and design their own problems, but they are very good problem solvers

Tracing the Evolution of the Computer, from Unusual to Ubiquitous
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Tracing the Evolution of the Computer, from Unusual to Ubiquitous

New book chronicles computer's journey from scientific instrument to general-purpose device

The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties
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The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties

The search for a crypto use case continues

The Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers
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The Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers

The quantum computer revolution could break encryption, but more-secure algorithms can safeguard privacy

Supercomputing to Save the Planet
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Supercomputing to Save the Planet

Fujitsu CTO Vivek Mahajan says true power of cloud will come with democratizing HPC and quantum computers for the masses

Understanding Software Dynamics
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Understanding Software Dynamics

In an interview, computer architect Richard L. Sites discusses his new book

Connecting Large Language Models to Human Values
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Connecting Large Language Models to Human Values

AI researcher Connor Leahy talks about replicating GPT-2/GPT-3, superhuman AI, AI alignment, AI risk and research norms, and more

Machine-Learning Robustness, Foundation Models, and Reproducibility
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Machine-Learning Robustness, Foundation Models, and Reproducibility

An interview with Percy Liang, associate professor of Computer Science at Stanford University

Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?
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Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?

Have the big thinkers of tech lost their mojo?

Open Source Intelligence
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Open Source Intelligence

Averting strategic surprises requires uncovering secrets hidden in plain sight

The Turing Trap
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The Turing Trap

The promise and peril of human-like artificial intelligence

Microsoft Quantum Computing Exec Sees Progress
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Microsoft Quantum Computing Exec Sees Progress

Company's novel, risky approach to quantum computing might be ready to put setbacks behind it

Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes
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Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes

Facebook's little mistakes have big consequences, too, but only for us

Is LiDAR on Its Way Out?
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Is LiDAR on Its Way Out?

As automation proliferates, sensing is increasingly moving toward software and away from LiDAR

Why Better AI May Depend on Fake Data
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Why Better AI May Depend on Fake Data

Synthetic data can provide AI with a broader education than real-world data, but challenges exist

Robot Learning at Google and Generalization via Language
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Robot Learning at Google and Generalization via Language

Google Robotics research scientist Eric Jang talks about robotic manipulation and self-supervised robotic learning

Individual AI, a New Technology that Will Change Our World?
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Individual AI, a New Technology that Will Change Our World?

Is the next version of AI a technological symbiosis of the human brain and the computer system?

Does AI Understand Our Language?
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Does AI Understand Our Language?

Can large language models teach us about the nature of language, understanding, intelligence, sociality, and personhood?

The Benefits of Rust
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The Benefits of Rust

An in-depth discussion about the virtue of Rust, its future, and more
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