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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

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

The Strange Allure of the Blockchain
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The Strange Allure of the Blockchain

Are we too aggressively looking to replace the danger of unjust financial systems with wildly risky alternative currencies?

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

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

I've Seen the Metaverse–and I Don't Want It
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I've Seen the Metaverse–and I Don't Want It

The metaverse's seductive idea of a virtual utopia looks more like a late-capitalist technocratic nightmare

An Interview with Microsoft's Head of Gaming Ecosystem
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An Interview with Microsoft's Head of Gaming Ecosystem

Sarah Bond discusses how Microsoft shifted its console-centric gaming business to make the most of its investments in cloud

Antitrust Enforcers Are Not Going to Back Down
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Antitrust Enforcers Are Not Going to Back Down

FTC Chair Lina Khan talks outlines her vision for the future of antitrust enforcement

Open Source Intelligence
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Open Source Intelligence

Averting strategic surprises requires uncovering secrets hidden in plain sight

Becoming Universal
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Becoming Universal

A new history of modern computing.

Is Your Autonomous Vehicle as Smart as You Expected?
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Is Your Autonomous Vehicle as Smart as You Expected?

Suggesting a better route to evaluate autonomous vehicles' smartness.

A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse
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A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse

Is artificial intelligence up to the task of managing online discourse in social networks?

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

Avoiding Defects in C Programming
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Avoiding Defects in C Programming

Computer security specialist details tools and techniques developers can use to write secure code in C

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

Is artificial intelligence an existenstial risk to humanity?

Why the FTC Attempt to Stop Tech 'Surveillance' Faces Long Odds
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Why the FTC Attempt to Stop Tech 'Surveillance' Faces Long Odds

Lina Khan's FTC has experienced a series of delays in trying to enact new privacy rules
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