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What Is Facebook?
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What Is Facebook?

It's a question that's bedeviled the company's own executives for years

Politics Will Be Poorer Without Angela Merkel's Scientific Approach
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Politics Will Be Poorer Without Angela Merkel's Scientific Approach

The departing German chancellor's support for science and rigour in policymaking has proved transformative—except on climate change.

Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?
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Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?

Enterprise data is safest in the cloud and in the 'fog', according to one expert

Donald Knuth: The Father of Algorithm Analysis
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Donald Knuth: The Father of Algorithm Analysis

Turing Award winner talks programming, algorithms, the meaning of life, and more

Machine Learning Won't Solve Natural Language Understanding
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Machine Learning Won't Solve Natural Language Understanding

Data-driven approaches to NLU are psychologically, cognitively, and computationally implausible.

The Third Revolution in Warfare
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The Third Revolution in Warfare

First there was gunpowder. Then nuclear weapons. Next: artificially intelligent weapons.

The World Is Running Out of Microchips—Here's the Solution
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The World Is Running Out of Microchips—Here's the Solution

Microchips are produced by a few large companies; an open-source design approach could end their dominance

Battery Pioneer Akira Yoshino Talks Tesla, Apple, and the Electric Future
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Battery Pioneer Akira Yoshino Talks Tesla, Apple, and the Electric Future

2019 Nobel Prize winner discusses the prospect of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and autonomous electric vehicles that charge themselves

How Open Source Software Shapes AI Policy
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How Open Source Software Shapes AI Policy

And why it is largely absent from policy discussions on artificial intelligence

Did DeepMind Just Take a Big Step Toward More Human-Like AI?
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Did DeepMind Just Take a Big Step Toward More Human-Like AI?

DeepMind researchers have created software agents that navigate a three-dimensional game world called XLand, where the agents learn from experience, by trial and...

The Global Research Community Must Not Abandon Afghanistan
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The Global Research Community Must Not Abandon Afghanistan

Vulnerable Afghan researchers need the international research community’s support

Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety
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Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety

Tech colossi are responding to shifting political winds and trying to preempt new, impending regulations

Can We Handle the Truth about Cybersecurity?
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Can We Handle the Truth about Cybersecurity?

Standardizing disclosure rules while ensuring transparency can strengthen our total cybersecurity landscape

There's a Better Way to Stop Ransomware Attacks
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There's a Better Way to Stop Ransomware Attacks

Adopt and enforce regulations for the cryptocurrency industry that are equivalent to traditional banking

Governments and Businesses Must Unite to Combat Ransomware Threat
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Governments and Businesses Must Unite to Combat Ransomware Threat

Cybersecurity expert says nations must stop sheltering bad actors in order to thwart threats and attacks

No More Mr. Nice Robot?
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No More Mr. Nice Robot?

Humans might want—and need—robots to be jerks, at least sometimes.

Now Is the Time to Prepare for the Quantum Computing Revolution
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Now Is the Time to Prepare for the Quantum Computing Revolution

Quantum computing is likely five to 10 years away, says one expert, but waiting until it happens will put your organization behind.

The Tech and Social Impact of AI's Emerging Foundation Models
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The Tech and Social Impact of AI's Emerging Foundation Models

They could be pivotal for the future of not only machine learning but also society as a whole

No Perfect Solution in Apple's Privacy vs. Child Safety Debate
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No Perfect Solution in Apple's Privacy vs. Child Safety Debate

How do opponents to Apple's child safety features calculate risk, and more importantly, what alternatives do they propose?

A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy
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A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy

The streaming apps and devices we pay for aren't necessarily careful with our personal information.
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