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Yoshua Bengio: 'I Have Rarely Been as Enthusiastic about a New Research Direction'
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Yoshua Bengio: 'I Have Rarely Been as Enthusiastic about a New Research Direction'

Yoshua Bengio gushes about GFlowNets, calling them "a new beast" for which the appropriate optimization algorithms are still making rapid progress

Meta's Yann LeCun on His Vision for Human-level AI
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Meta's Yann LeCun on His Vision for Human-level AI

Rather than try to replace natural intelligence, create AI that is compatible with human intelligence

Europe Is in Danger of Using the Wrong Definition of AI
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Europe Is in Danger of Using the Wrong Definition of AI

Some intelligent systems are at risk of being excluded from oversight in the EU's proposed legislation

Why You Can't Rebuild Wikipedia with Crypto
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Why You Can't Rebuild Wikipedia with Crypto

Software engineer and Wikipedia editor talks about her Web3 skepticism

The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud
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The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud

The cloud is not only material but also an ecological force

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.

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.

A Call to Action
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A Call to Action

Digital dreams have become nightmares: What we must do.

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

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

Understanding Software Dynamics
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Understanding Software Dynamics

In an interview, computer architect Richard L. Sites discusses his new book

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

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

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

I Unplugged What?
From Communications of the ACM

I Unplugged What?

The lessons here are broader than just a simple "Don't do that."

Becoming Universal
From Communications of the ACM

Becoming Universal

A new history of modern computing.
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