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If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong
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If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong

It can't supply absolute truths about the world, but it brings us steadily closer.

What OpenAI and GitHub's AI Pair Programmer Means for the Software Industry
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What OpenAI and GitHub's AI Pair Programmer Means for the Software Industry

AI-powered code generator provides some interesting hints about the business of large language models and the future of the software industry.

Building Artificial Intelligence: Reward Is Not Enough
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Building Artificial Intelligence: Reward Is Not Enough

Rewards are not enough to build artificial intelligence, says data scientist Herbert Roitblat, countering claims from a recent paper by DeepMind scientists.

 Non-Relational's Quiet Revolution in Databases
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Non-Relational's Quiet Revolution in Databases

It's no longer exciting to talk about the rise of non-relational databases, but it's happening all the same.

Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They're Making Them Worse.
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Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They're Making Them Worse.

The robot apocalypse is already here, it just looks different than you thought.

Algorithmic Impact Assessments Should Leverage Diverse Expertise and Complex Histories
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Algorithmic Impact Assessments Should Leverage Diverse Expertise and Complex Histories

There is a pressing need to establish algorithmic impact assessment practices from the ground up.

TinyML: What Is It and How Will It Change Machine Learning Best Practices?
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TinyML: What Is It and How Will It Change Machine Learning Best Practices?

TinyML will change machine-learning best practices by encouraging more developers to view it as a viable option.

Faster Python Programming: How Developers Built Pyston and Where It Goes Next
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Faster Python Programming: How Developers Built Pyston and Where It Goes Next

Now in version 2.2, Pyston stakes its claim on the speed and performance of web applications.

Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just
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Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just

The deputy director of the White House science office plans to tackle algorithmic bias and start candid conversations about the past.

Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar
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Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar

Andrej Karpathy shares why the company still believes in a purely vision-based autonomous driving solution.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Business of Windows
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Business of Windows

Microsoft CEO discusses efforts to make Windows 11 more flexible and open than predecessors.

 The Danger of Anthropomorphic Language in Robotic AI Systems
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The Danger of Anthropomorphic Language in Robotic AI Systems

Clear, non-anthropomorphic language is central to dismantling misconceptions of AI as a black box.

97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know
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97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know

Book authors discuss compilation featuring expert advice from Java leaders and practitioners.

Paving the Way Towards Trustworthy and Responsible AI
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Paving the Way Towards Trustworthy and Responsible AI

Public sector AI innovation needs a more sophisticated, data-driven, and mature approach to ensure effectiveness of governments and better citizen outcomes.

Q&A with Google's Bill Magro
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Q&A with Google's Bill Magro

Google's new chief technologist of HPC talks quantum computers, AI, cloud, silicone packaging, interconnect technology, and expanding HPC's reach.

Lethal Autonomous Weapons Exist; They Must Be Banned
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Lethal Autonomous Weapons Exist; They Must Be Banned

It may not be too late to put the evil "slaughterbots" genie back in the bottle, if the world acts now.

How Do We Stop the Supercomputing Carbon Crisis?
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How Do We Stop the Supercomputing Carbon Crisis?

Efficiency measures are struggling to keep pace with, let alone make headway on, the accelerating demands of modern supercomputers.

An Interview with Jim Keller: 'The Laziest Person at Tesla'
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An Interview with Jim Keller: 'The Laziest Person at Tesla'

Veteran chip designer covers his past lives, Moore's Law, AI-designed chips, security, ethics, and more.

Neo4j's $325 Million Venture Suggests Databases Are Cool Again
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Neo4j's $325 Million Venture Suggests Databases Are Cool Again

Relational databases aren't dead, but database innovation is cropping up in all sorts of places now, including graph databases.

 The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran
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The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran

To understand where talent shortages might arise, look at critical infrastructure.
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