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Moving Towards Reproducible Machine Learning
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Moving Towards Reproducible Machine Learning

Reporting machine learning-based research can help to improve transparency and reproducibility

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

Transparency Can Help Fix Social Media—if Anyone Can Define It
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Transparency Can Help Fix Social Media—if Anyone Can Define It

Transparency promises users more insight into and power over social media services, but also signals how much we must figure out

SEC Isn't Hurting Crypto Innovation, Says Industry Leader
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SEC Isn't Hurting Crypto Innovation, Says Industry Leader

Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin says SEC Chair Gensler may need greater authority over crypto industry

'Small Data' Is Also Crucial for Machine Learning
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'Small Data' Is Also Crucial for Machine Learning

The most promising AI approach you've never heard of doesn't need to go big

The Facebook Whistleblower Won't Change Anything
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The Facebook Whistleblower Won't Change Anything

Whistleblowing keeps the limelight on one person instead of the movements already doing the work.

 Facebook Whistleblower Sophie Zhang Has a Message for the Tech Press, Too
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Facebook Whistleblower Sophie Zhang Has a Message for the Tech Press, Too

Zhang came forward with allegations against Facebook long before Frances Haugen, so why has it taken so long for people to listen?

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

How Congress' Parade of Tech Hearings Totally Lost the Plot
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How Congress' Parade of Tech Hearings Totally Lost the Plot

Political theater has replaced anything resembling achievement

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

Which Crypto Platform Will Rule Them All?
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Which Crypto Platform Will Rule Them All?

Can Ethereum remain the crypto platform of choice for developers?

Instagram Isn't the Only Social Media That's Hurting Girls
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Instagram Isn't the Only Social Media That's Hurting Girls

Researchers and reporters have been documenting social media's harmful effects on kids prior to whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony

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

The DOJ Wants Companies to Admit Their Cybersecurity Problems
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The DOJ Wants Companies to Admit Their Cybersecurity Problems

Agency plans to use Civil War-era "Lincoln Law" to enforce cybersecurity disclosure

The Challenges of Regulating Cryptocurrency
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The Challenges of Regulating Cryptocurrency

The S.E.C. has yet to set clear rules on cryptocurrencies, leaving the industry guessing. Maybe that's how the agency wants it.
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