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Defining a Role for AI Ethics in National Security
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Defining a Role for AI Ethics in National Security

Mariarosaria Taddeo, an associate professor and senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Dstl Ethics Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, discusses...

Charlie Marcus Knows That Quantum Facts Aren't Complicated
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Charlie Marcus Knows That Quantum Facts Aren't Complicated

The secret to making a qubit for future quantum computers might depend on knowing how to tie knots in unusual materials, argues quantum physicist Charlie Marcus...

Understanding the Differences Between Biological and Computer Vision
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Understanding the Differences Between Biological and Computer Vision

Harvard Medical University Professor Gabriel Kreiman provides an account of how humans and animals process visual data and how far techno come toward replicating...

Quantifying Uncertainty in Deep Learning
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Quantifying Uncertainty in Deep Learning

Aalto University Professor Arno Solin discusses how to improve deep learning uncertainty with doctoral student Lassi Meronen.

Cooperative AI: Machines Must Learn to Find Common Ground
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Cooperative AI: Machines Must Learn to Find Common Ground

To help humanity solve fundamental problems of cooperation, scientists need to reconceive artificial intelligence as deeply social.

Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots
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Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots

To build a general artificial intelligence, we may need to know more about our own minds, argues computer scientist Melanie Mitchell.

AI Drives Crossword-Solving Program to Tournament Victory
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AI Drives Crossword-Solving Program to Tournament Victory

Plagued by unifinished crossword puzzles? Matt Ginsberg, a pro crossword writer and AI scientist, wrote a program that solves crosswords.

AI May Have a Lot to Learn From Children
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AI May Have a Lot to Learn From Children

Exploratory learning, the kind that is exhibited by children, might better inform AI development than the habitual learning processes employed by adults, according...

Trustworthy Scientific Computing
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Trustworthy Scientific Computing

Addressing the trust issues underlying the current limits on data sharing.

The 10 Best Practices for Remote Software Engineering
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The 10 Best Practices for Remote Software Engineering

Focusing on the human element of remote software engineer productivity.

Let's Be Honest
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Let's Be Honest

Seeking to rectify the two mutually exclusive ways of comparing computational power — encoding and simulation.

Building a Multilingual Wikipedia
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Building a Multilingual Wikipedia

Seeking to develop a multilingual Wikipedia where content can be shared among language editions.

Roots of 'Program' Revisited
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Roots of 'Program' Revisited

Considering the fundamental nature and malleability of programming.

When Hackers Were Heroes
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When Hackers Were Heroes

The complex legacy of Steven Levy's obsessive programmers.

The Non-Psychopath's Guide to Managing an Open Source Project
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The Non-Psychopath's Guide to Managing an Open Source Project

Respect your staff, learn from others, and know when to let go.

What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?
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What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?

Experimenting with the creative process.

50 Years of Pascal
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50 Years of Pascal

The Pascal programming language creator Niklaus Wirth reflects on its origin, spread, and further development.

Science Is Not Another Opinion
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Science Is Not Another Opinion

The issue is not who has the "truth," but whose claims deserve more credence.

What To Do About Deepfakes
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What To Do About Deepfakes

Seeking to reap the positive uses of synthetic media while minimizing or preventing negative societal impact.

Informing California Privacy Regulations with Evidence from Research
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Informing California Privacy Regulations with Evidence from Research

Designing and testing 'Do Not Sell My Personal Information' icons.
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