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In Favor of More Science Communication by AI Researchers
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In Favor of More Science Communication by AI Researchers

Those developing AI should do more to fix the misunderstanding, hype, and misinformation that surrounds it

The Uselessness of Useful Knowledge
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The Uselessness of Useful Knowledge

Today's powerful but little-understood AI breakthroughs echo past examples of unexpected scientific progress

Facebook Uses Deceptive Math to Hide Its Hate Speech Problem
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Facebook Uses Deceptive Math to Hide Its Hate Speech Problem

The company claims its AI is amazing at removing harmful content, but internal documents suggest the algorithm is ineffective

Pentagon Wants AI to Predict Events Before They Occur
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Pentagon Wants AI to Predict Events Before They Occur

AI-enabled platforms are expected to offer strategic warning of adversarial actions prior to any irreversible moves having been made

Meta Learning and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning
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Meta Learning and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning

Stanford professor Chelsea Finn talks about robotics and meta learning research

Why Robots Should Fear Death as Much as We Do
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Why Robots Should Fear Death as Much as We Do

To gain full artificial general intelligence, perhaps machines need to fear their own mortality

The FDA Should Better Regulate Medical Algorithms
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The FDA Should Better Regulate Medical Algorithms

Most do not require the agency's approval, and those that do often don't require clinical trial

Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World
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Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is developing principles to guard against powerful technologies—with input from the public

Supersized AIs: Are Truly Intelligent Machines Just a Matter of Scale?
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Supersized AIs: Are Truly Intelligent Machines Just a Matter of Scale?

Gigantic neural networks that write with remarkable fluency have led to suggestions that scaling up will usher in ultimately true machine intelligence

Will the Cloud Eat Your AI?
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Will the Cloud Eat Your AI?

Big cloud providers have a lot going for them when it comes to AI, but are they the only game in town?

Facebook Can't Be Saved
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Facebook Can't Be Saved

Whistleblower Frances Haugen told senators that Facebook shouldn't be broken up, but its problems are a direct consequence of its size.

Why OpenAI's Codex Won't Replace Coders
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Why OpenAI's Codex Won't Replace Coders

Human programmers can actually become more powerful and efficient with Codex

Why Facebook Should Release the Facebook Files
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Why Facebook Should Release the Facebook Files

The company's least-bad option might also do a lot of good

Timnit Gebru's Plan to Rethink Big Tech
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Timnit Gebru's Plan to Rethink Big Tech

Former Google AI ethics chief says whistleblowers working on AI need newer, better, tougher regulatory protections

'Self-Driving' Cars Begin to Emerge from a Cloud of Hype
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'Self-Driving' Cars Begin to Emerge from a Cloud of Hype

Developers try to overcome a multitude of technical challenges before vehicles drive on their own

Leadership Lessons about Ethical AI and Algorithms
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Leadership Lessons about Ethical AI and Algorithms

Wall Street Journal's Facebook series exposes flaws in leadership's handling of algorithms' unintended consequences

Should Oversight of Biased AI Be Left Up to People?
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Should Oversight of Biased AI Be Left Up to People?

Mounting research shows humans may not be up to the task of reigning in runaway algorithms

A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security
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A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security

Countering adversarial attacks means understanding the different types as well as the ML weak spots

Yann LeCun Talks Research Beginnings and Recent Developments
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Yann LeCun Talks Research Beginnings and Recent Developments

Deep-learning pioneer discusses early days in image-processing and developments in self-supervised learning for computer vision
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