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Block Party founder Tracy Chou reflects on the obstacles she's encountered as a tech entrepreneur.
Blame the pandemic for the chip shortage, but the Trump administration's trade policy made the situation much worse.
It can't supply absolute truths about the world, but it brings us steadily closer.
AI-powered code generator provides some interesting hints about the business of large language models and the future of the software industry.
Rewards are not enough to build artificial intelligence, says data scientist Herbert Roitblat, countering claims from a recent paper by DeepMind scientists.
It's no longer exciting to talk about the rise of non-relational databases, but it's happening all the same.
The robot apocalypse is already here, it just looks different than you thought.
There is a pressing need to establish algorithmic impact assessment practices from the ground up.
TinyML will change machine-learning best practices by encouraging more developers to view it as a viable option.
Now in version 2.2, Pyston stakes its claim on the speed and performance of web applications.
The deputy director of the White House science office plans to tackle algorithmic bias and start candid conversations about the past.
Andrej Karpathy shares why the company still believes in a purely vision-based autonomous driving solution.
A multifactored rationale for denying Oracle's claim against Google.
Illustrating privacy concepts with potty talk.
Navigating the ethical and societal impacts of technologies.
Acquiring developer-prized practical skills, knowledge, and experiences.
Differential privacy is not a silver bullet for all privacy problems.
Companies must address the difficulty of hiring and retaining high-skilled employees from an increasingly smaller labor supply.