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An interview with Percy Liang, associate professor of Computer Science at Stanford University
Retired and redacted datasets flagged as harmful or biased continue to rear their ugly heads
Philosopher explains how virtual worlds shed light on questions such as what is reality and are we living in a simulation
Are we too aggressively looking to replace the danger of unjust financial systems with wildly risky alternative currencies?
By plenty of standards, Bitcoin is a failure, but that doesn't mean it's worthless
The future of artificial intelligence needs less data and can tolerate ambiguity
Sarah Bond discusses how Microsoft shifted its console-centric gaming business to make the most of its investments in cloud
The metaverse's seductive idea of a virtual utopia looks more like a late-capitalist technocratic nightmare
Have the big thinkers of tech lost their mojo?
FTC Chair Lina Khan talks outlines her vision for the future of antitrust enforcement
Averting strategic surprises requires uncovering secrets hidden in plain sight
The promise and peril of human-like artificial intelligence
Company's novel, risky approach to quantum computing might be ready to put setbacks behind it
Congressional bills aimed at the tech industry need to be addressed before political attention turns to midterms
Facebook's little mistakes have big consequences, too, but only for us
As automation proliferates, sensing is increasingly moving toward software and away from LiDAR
Computer security specialist details tools and techniques developers can use to write secure code in C
Is artificial intelligence an existenstial risk to humanity?
Synthetic data can provide AI with a broader education than real-world data, but challenges exist
Congress doesn't seem ready to take on privacy or competition, but states are refusing to wait around
Lina Khan's FTC has experienced a series of delays in trying to enact new privacy rules
Both houses of Congress are back in session with a packed agenda, and way down on that priority list is regulating crypto
Scientists say social interaction is 'the dark matter of AI'
We should be more critical of those making decisions about how AI is used, says anthropologist Beth Singler
Google Robotics research scientist Eric Jang talks about robotic manipulation and self-supervised robotic learning
Is the next version of AI a technological symbiosis of the human brain and the computer system?
Brain modeling pioneer Stephen Grossberg explains why his ART model is better
The chess grandmaster expects a basket of coins to replace the dollar within a decade.
Turning believers into nonbelievers.
Enabling effective cross-company AI without data disclosure.