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Reinventing Virtual Machines
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Reinventing Virtual Machines

The notion of scalable operating systems led Mendel Rosenblum to virtual machines, which have revolutionized datacenters and enabled modern cloud computing.

Let Evolution Design Your Robot
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Let Evolution Design Your Robot

A U.K. research project uses evolutionary principles to design robots to help dismantle decommissioned nuclear power plants.

How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization
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How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization

These canaries in the coal mines of AI would be signs that superintelligent robot overlords are approaching.

Four Internets
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Four Internets

Considering the merits of several models and approaches to Internet governance.

Defeated Chess Champ Garry Kasparov Has Made Peace With AI
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Defeated Chess Champ Garry Kasparov Has Made Peace With AI

Twenty-three years after his loss to IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer, Garry Kasparov says people need to work with machines.

Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works
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Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works

Ever wonder why we could write software to get to the Moon, but not to count votes? Here are five reasons.

Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer
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Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer

A pervasive belief in software engineering is that some programmers are much better than others, and that their skills, abilities, and talents exert an outsized...

 Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything
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Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything

In "Towards a Human-like Open-Domain Chatbot", we present Meena, a 2.6-billion-parameter end-to-end trained neural conversational model.

Numbers Are for Computers, Strings Are for Humans
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Numbers Are for Computers, Strings Are for Humans

How and where software should translate data into a human-readable form.

Are We Losing Momentum?
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Are We Losing Momentum?

Estimating when the second half of the world will come online.

A* Search
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A* Search: What's in a Name?

A search for algorithmic answers returns unique results.

Increasing Automation in Policing
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Increasing Automation in Policing

Seeking the delicate balance between civil liberties and policing public safety.

Google AI Chief Jeff Dean on Machine Learning Trends in 2020
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Google AI Chief Jeff Dean on Machine Learning Trends in 2020

Google AI chief Jeff Dean discusses Google's early work on the use of ML to create semiconductors for machine learning, the impact of Google's BERT on conversational...

Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People
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Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People

And maybe start including them in research instead of just assuming we know what they want.

Uncertainty
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Uncertainty

Considering how to best navigate stability and randomness.

Koding Academies
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Koding Academies

A low-risk path to becoming a front-end plumber.

Removing the Risk of AI Bias in the Public Sector
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Removing the Risk of AI Bias in the Public Sector

What practical steps can be taken to drive ethical, unbiased AI use in the public sector?

Why Google's Quantum Supremacy Milestone Matters
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Why Google's Quantum Supremacy Milestone Matters

Quantum computing is the first computing paradigm since Turing expected to change the fundamental scaling behavior of algorithms, making certain tasks feasible...

50 Years Ago, I Helped Invent the Internet. How Did It Go So Wrong?
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50 Years Ago, I Helped Invent the Internet. How Did It Go So Wrong?

We did not anticipate that the dark side of the Internet would emerge with such ferocity. Or that we would feel an urgent need to fix it.

Algorithms, Platforms, and Ethnic Bias
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Algorithms, Platforms, and Ethnic Bias

How computing platforms and algorithms can potentially either reinforce or identify and address ethnic biases.
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