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Our House Is On Fire
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Our House Is On Fire

The climate emergency and computing's responsibility.

The Planning and Care of Data
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The Planning and Care of Data

Rearranging buckets for no good reason.

Involvement and Detachment
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Involvement and Detachment

How detachment from your community blocks your success at leading innovations, and what to do about it.

Computers Have Memories Too
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Computers Have Memories Too

Simons Foundation Junior Fellow Sebastian Wolff discusses his quest to simplify the switch between the two deletion processes.

Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'
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Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'

Seeking a balance between protecting and using personal data.

Cybersecurity as Illuminator for the Future of Computing Research
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Cybersecurity as Illuminator for the Future of Computing Research

Considering the shifting fundamentals of cybersecurity research.

Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?
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Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?

What it means to be an open source contributor or maintainer has changed in recent years.

The AI in a Jar
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The AI in a Jar

Exploring a metaphysical argument against artificial intelligence.

25 years with cURL
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25 years with cURL

Founder and lead developer Daniel Stenberg discusses looking after cURL and libcurl for the past 25 years.

Systems Abstractions
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Systems Abstractions

Computing professionals use powerful abstractions to tame complexity in large software systems and distributed networks.

Getting Off the Mad Path
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Getting Off the Mad Path

Debuggers and assertions.

Explainable AI
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Explainable AI

Opening the black box or Pandora's Box?

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

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.

Connecting Large Language Models to Human Values
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Connecting Large Language Models to Human Values

AI researcher Connor Leahy talks about replicating GPT-2/GPT-3, superhuman AI, AI alignment, AI risk and research norms, and more

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

I Unplugged What?
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I Unplugged What?

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