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The Rise of Big Tech May Just Be Starting
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The Rise of Big Tech May Just Be Starting

Largest tech companies seem poised to expand their reach and influence over the rest of the economy, rather than relinquish it

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

The Troubling Future for Facial Recognition Software
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The Troubling Future for Facial Recognition Software

Considering the myriad perspectives of facial recognition technology.

Bursting a Few Balloons Regarding the Famous DARPA Red Balloon Challenge
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Bursting a Few Balloons Regarding the Famous DARPA Red Balloon Challenge

A balloon's-eyeperspective on a unique distributed, time-critical, geo-location problem.

A Call to Action
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A Call to Action

Digital dreams have become nightmares: What we must do.

China's 5G Soars over America's
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China's 5G Soars over America's

In some U.S. cities, 5G is slower than the old 4G system; Washington must make it a priority

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

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

Why a Safe Metaverse Is a Must
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Why a Safe Metaverse Is a Must

Virtual worlds need strong, enforceable rules to avoid the harassment and stalking common on social media platforms

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

The search for a crypto use case continues

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

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

Why the Prospect of the IRS Using Facial Recognition Is So Alarming
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Why the Prospect of the IRS Using Facial Recognition Is So Alarming

The U.S. government should put more care and due diligence into its use and advocacy of facial recognition technology

 Web3 Is the Future, or a Scam, or Both
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Web3 Is the Future, or a Scam, or Both

So what exactly is Web3, and why is everyone in Silicon Valley obsessed with it?

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

India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game
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India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game

Some Indian Institutes of Technology are struggling to establish themselves and must quickly turn things around

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
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