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Herbert W. Franke's digital work is finally being recognized as revolutionary after being rejected and scorned in the 1950s.
Eventually, the most ethical option might be to divert all resources toward building very happy machines.
Computer scientist Nicholas Weaver thinks cryptocurrency is a terrible idea that will end in disaster.
Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and an international treaty.
But short-term job chaos will give way to long-term prosperity, says artificial intelligence expert Kai-Fu Lee.
Beyond speculation, cryptocurrency's value in economic transactions is hard to discern.
Leslie Lamport revolutionized how computers talk to each other, and now he's working on how engineers talk to their machines.
Girls are just as capable as boys in science and mathematics, but ingrained attitudes are stopping female students from engaging.
The year-long search for Wabbit creator Van Mai comes to a happy conclusion.
For decades, the effects of automation have been fiercely debated. Are we missing the bigger picture?
Without dramatic action, a cyber catastrophe is nearly inevitable.
Meta CEO explains why he is committed to the metaverse and able to make bets that others will not.
Peter Gao, an early engineer at Cruise, reflects on his experience deploying deep-learning models into production.
The very nature of large language models is undemocratic and in favor of the companies that publicize them.
Media coverage must hold tech companies to account over claims about AI.
Simons Foundation Junior Fellow Sebastian Wolff discusses his quest to simplify the switch between the two deletion processes.
Intel's director of quantum hardware talks about quantum computing's reliance on the next generation of chips.
Claims that an AI has achieved human levels of understanding should be approached with skepticism until it can be shown that humans were not involved.
Microsoft India CTO Shivkumar Kalyanaraman believes computer science's future will be based on how it can be applied as a utility.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could ask AI questions to learn how and why it makes its predictions?
Ph.D. candidate Jonathan Zong found a lack of systems that earn and maintain public trust in large-scale online research, so he made one.
The mortal threat to Roe was not taken seriously by many in corporate America, and that apathy will now come back to haunt them.
Data scientists, coders, and other techies could prove decisive in future conflicts—if Uncle Sam can recruit them.
AI developers need to collaborate with social scientists and the people affected by its applications.
The crypto industry is investing heavily in getting more people to buy in, but that does not mean you have to.
University of Michigan's Shobita Parthasarathy warns that software designed to summarize, translate, and write like humans might exacerbate distrust in science.
Is offense the best defense? Or would threats of retaliation keep an enemy in check?
Fedora project leader Matthew Miller weighs in.
Understanding the legal drivers of efforts to make technology accessible.
Considering the shifting fundamentals of cybersecurity research.