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Focusing on hiring pipelines or career pathways alone won't solve tech's diversity and inclusion problems.
The future of computing depends in part on how we reckon with its past
Facebook's numbers are doing fine for now, but not its reputation
Six recommendations to take CS education to scale at primary and secondary school levels
Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute
For a created consciousness to make value judgments, both liking and disliking functions must be part of the system.
Helping software developers use code to access more control over cloud infrastructure assets
Reporting machine learning-based research can help to improve transparency and reproducibility
Those developing AI should do more to fix the misunderstanding, hype, and misinformation that surrounds it
Today's powerful but little-understood AI breakthroughs echo past examples of unexpected scientific progress
Transparency promises users more insight into and power over social media services, but also signals how much we must figure out
Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin says SEC Chair Gensler may need greater authority over crypto industry
The most promising AI approach you've never heard of doesn't need to go big
Whistleblowing keeps the limelight on one person instead of the movements already doing the work.
Zhang came forward with allegations against Facebook long before Frances Haugen, so why has it taken so long for people to listen?
The company claims its AI is amazing at removing harmful content, but internal documents suggest the algorithm is ineffective
AI-enabled platforms are expected to offer strategic warning of adversarial actions prior to any irreversible moves having been made
Stanford professor Chelsea Finn talks about robotics and meta learning research
Political theater has replaced anything resembling achievement
To gain full artificial general intelligence, perhaps machines need to fear their own mortality
Most do not require the agency's approval, and those that do often don't require clinical trial
Can Ethereum remain the crypto platform of choice for developers?
Researchers and reporters have been documenting social media's harmful effects on kids prior to whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is developing principles to guard against powerful technologies—with input from the public
Gigantic neural networks that write with remarkable fluency have led to suggestions that scaling up will usher in ultimately true machine intelligence
Agency plans to use Civil War-era "Lincoln Law" to enforce cybersecurity disclosure
The S.E.C. has yet to set clear rules on cryptocurrencies, leaving the industry guessing. Maybe that's how the agency wants it.
Big cloud providers have a lot going for them when it comes to AI, but are they the only game in town?
Whistleblower Frances Haugen told senators that Facebook shouldn't be broken up, but its problems are a direct consequence of its size.
Many services meant to protect your Web browsing can no longer be trusted
On the impact of large language models.
Until the middle of the 20th century, computers were in fact humans who performed calculations.