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October 2022


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Avoid Diluting Democracy by Algorithms

Avoid Diluting Democracy by Algorithms

AI researchers tend to use the concepts of democracy and democratization in ways that are only loosely connected to their political and historical meanings.


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AI in Medicine Is Overhyped

AI in Medicine Is Overhyped

AI models for healthcare that predict disease are not as accurate as reports might suggest.


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AI Model Transferability in Healthcare: A Sociotechnical Perspective

AI Model Transferability in Healthcare: A Sociotechnical Perspective

To realize the promised benefits of applying AI and ML models at scale, a roadmap of the challenges and potential solutions to sociotechnical transferability is needed.


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The Computer Scientist Who Is Boosting Privacy on the Internet

The Computer Scientist Who Is Boosting Privacy on the Internet

Harry Halpin has helped create a new kind of network that might enable more private Internet conversations.


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AI and ML Observability

AI and ML Observability

Andy Dang, head of Engineering at WhyLabs, discusses observability and data ops for AI/ML applications and how that differs from traditional observability.


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Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters

Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters

A study of gamer behavior finds they shy away from gay characters, regardless of their strengths.


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AI Should Supercharge Workers, not Compete with Them

AI Should Supercharge Workers, not Compete with Them

The economy could get a boost if machine-learning engineers switched from copying human abilities to augmenting them.


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Is This the Beginning of the End of the Internet?

Is This the Beginning of the End of the Internet?

How a single Texas ruling could change the Web forever.


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Data Platforms and Network Effects

Data Platforms and Network Effects

How data-network effects create opportunities and inflate expectations.


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Securing the Company Jewels

Securing the Company Jewels

GitHub and runbook security.


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What's Your Placebo?

What's Your Placebo?

The dangers of participation bias in educational studies.


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Storytelling and Science

Storytelling and Science

Incorporating storytelling into organizational culture.

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