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Imagine a World Without Apps
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Imagine a World Without Apps

Video games are inching away from apps. Maybe every other industry can, too.

Federated Learning for Privacy-Preserving AI
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Federated Learning for Privacy-Preserving AI

Engineering and algorithmic framework to ensure data privacy and user confidentiality.

U.S. States Must Broaden Participation While Expanding Access to Computer Science Education
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U.S. States Must Broaden Participation While Expanding Access to Computer Science Education

Incorporating equity and inclusion in the effort toward access for everyone.

Operationalizing AI Ethics Principles
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Operationalizing AI Ethics Principles

A better ethics analysis guide for developers.

AI Pioneer Geoff Hinton: 'Deep Learning Is Going to Be Able to Do Everything'
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AI Pioneer Geoff Hinton: 'Deep Learning Is Going to Be Able to Do Everything'

Thirty years ago, Geoffrey Hinton's belief in neural networks was contrarian. Now it's hard to find people who disagree with him.

Reason-Checking Fake News
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Reason-Checking Fake News

Using argument technology to strengthen critical literacy skills for assessing media reports.

Using Data and Respecting Users
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Using Data and Respecting Users

Three technical and legal approaches that create value from data and foster user trust.

Digital Contact Tracing May Protect Privacy, But It Is Unlikely to Stop the Pandemic
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Digital Contact Tracing May Protect Privacy, But It Is Unlikely to Stop the Pandemic

Considering the potential benefits versus the risks of privacy-enhancing technologies.

Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code
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Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code

There are other, more important lessons to impart to your preschooler.

How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk
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How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the potential consequences of cyberattacks are terrifying.

Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening
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Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening

The cyber security skills gap continues to get worse, according to the latest research.

Q&A: Researchers Clicked on Ads to Track Misinformation
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Q&A: Researchers Clicked on Ads to Track Misinformation

Researchers at the University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering found that both mainstream and misinformation news sites display...

Self-Driving Vehicle Technology
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Self-Driving Vehicle Technology: Progress and Promises

Seeking the answer to the elusive question, 'Are we there yet'?

A Holistic View of Future Risks
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A Holistic View of Future Risks

Almost everything is somehow interrelated with everything else—and that should not surprise us.

When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades
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When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades

In-person final exams were canceled for thousands of students this spring, so computers stepped in — to disastrous effect.

Why Did We Go Digital?
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Why Did We Go Digital?

Princeton University's Ken Steiglitz feels an attachment to the analog.

'Have You Thought About . . .'
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'Have You Thought About . . .': Talking About Ethical Implications of Research

Considering the good and the bad effects of technology.

Avalanches Make Us All Innovators
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Avalanches Make Us All Innovators

Avalanches generate enormous breakdowns. The practices of innovation adoption may be just what you need to resolve them.

Q&A: Google's Luiz André Barroso
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Q&A: Google's Luiz André Barroso

Google Vice President of Engineering Luiz André Barroso discusses his work, including improvements to the datacenter, Google Maps, and hardware design.

Women in Tech: “Aptitude has Nothing to Do with Gender or Inborn Capabilities”
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Women in Tech: “Aptitude has Nothing to Do with Gender or Inborn Capabilities”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector—myth or reality?
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