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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

Even If Users Do Not Read Security Directives, Their Behavior Is Not So Catastrophic
From Communications of the ACM

Even If Users Do Not Read Security Directives, Their Behavior Is Not So Catastrophic

Turning believers into nonbelievers.

The Long Road Ahead to Transition to Post-Quantum Cryptography
From Communications of the ACM

The Long Road Ahead to Transition to Post-Quantum Cryptography

Anticipating the output of the competition for new cryptographic algorithms.

Epic Versus Apple and the Future of App Stores
From Communications of the ACM

Epic Versus Apple and the Future of App Stores

Seeking a more equitable way to govern and distribute the revenues generated by App-store marketplaces.

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

Facebook's Missteps Should Be a Lesson for Web3
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Facebook's Missteps Should Be a Lesson for Web3

The new crop of technologists building Web3 can still learn a lot from Open Graph's problems

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

Be Wary of Trusting Algorithms in Volatile Markets
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Be Wary of Trusting Algorithms in Volatile Markets

IT leaders can prevent disaster by understanding and articulating the risks of relying on increasingly complex algorithms
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