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Deep Learning Is a Bad Idea for Security
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Deep Learning Is a Bad Idea for Security

Deep learning must address some major issues before AI can scale more widely into security applications

Human Autonomy in the Age of AI
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Human Autonomy in the Age of AI

Current AI policy recommendations differ on what the risks to human autonomy are

Who Gets to Decide if an AI Is Alive?
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Who Gets to Decide if an AI Is Alive?

We need a Turing Test for consciousness that works for modern AI

Is a Privacy Crisis Experienced, a Privacy Crisis Avoided?
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Is a Privacy Crisis Experienced, a Privacy Crisis Avoided?

Exploring immersive theatre as a way to educate audiences and study their perceptions of privacy and technology ethics.

Andrew Ng Calls for Smart-Sized, 'Data-Centric' Solutions to Big Issues
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Andrew Ng Calls for Smart-Sized, 'Data-Centric' Solutions to Big Issues

AI pioneer says he has identified the next big shift in artificial intelligence

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

DeepMind AlphaCode Does Not Compare to Human Programmers
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DeepMind AlphaCode Does Not Compare to Human Programmers

Human programmers are in control but they must learn to harness the power and limits of AI-generated code

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

Giving an AI Control of Nuclear Weapons: What Could Go Wrong?
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Giving an AI Control of Nuclear Weapons: What Could Go Wrong?

The challenge of autonomous nuclear weapons is a serious one that has received little attention

Peering into the Black Box of Machine-Learning Algorithms
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Peering into the Black Box of Machine-Learning Algorithms

NBC correspondent's new book explores long-term dangers of using "behavior design" to hook users

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

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets
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The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets

Retired and redacted datasets flagged as harmful or biased continue to rear their ugly heads

David Chalmers: Virtual Reality Is as Real as Real Reality
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David Chalmers: Virtual Reality Is as Real as Real Reality

Philosopher explains how virtual worlds shed light on questions such as what is reality and are we living in a simulation

Considering 'Creatively Adequate' AI
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Considering 'Creatively Adequate' AI

The future of artificial intelligence needs less data and can tolerate ambiguity

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

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

The Age of AI-ism
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The Age of AI-ism

Is artificial intelligence an existenstial risk to humanity?
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