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December 2019


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Shaking Up the Diversity Pipeline

Shaking Up the Diversity Pipeline

Jordan Pedraza of Handshake discusses how the company is democratizing access to career opportunities for college students of color.


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The AI Community Needs fo Take Responsibility for Its Technology and Its Actions

The AI Community Needs fo Take Responsibility for Its Technology and Its Actions

Celeste Kidd, a cognitive psychologist, challenged the audience to think critically about the future they want to build.


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Yoshua Bengio, Revered Architect of AI, Has Some Ideas About What to Build Next

Yoshua Bengio, Revered Architect of AI, Has Some Ideas About What to Build Next

The Turing Award winner wants AI systems that can reason, plan, and imagine


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Why 'Move Fast and Break Things' Doesn't Work Anymore

Why 'Move Fast and Break Things' Doesn't Work Anymore

For the past few decades, agility in the technology sector has largely meant moving faster and faster down a predetermined path.


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Google AI Chief Jeff Dean on Machine Learning Trends in 2020

Google AI Chief Jeff Dean on Machine Learning Trends in 2020

Google AI chief Jeff Dean discusses Google's early work on the use of ML to create semiconductors for machine learning, the impact of Google's BERT on conversational AI, and machine learning trends to watch in 2020.


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Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People

Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People

And maybe start including them in research instead of just assuming we know what they want.


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Artificial Intelligence and the Adversary

Artificial Intelligence and the Adversary

The AI that our top scientists and engineers are now building to advance American security and prosperity could instead sow the seeds of our demise.


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Jenny Xu's App Helps Students Build Hackathon Teams

Jenny Xu's App Helps Students Build Hackathon Teams

Jenny Xu, a junior at Stony Brook University, has developed and introduced Hacker Matcher, an app for team building at hackathons.


From Communications of the ACM

Should Researchers Use Data from Security Breaches?

Should Researchers Use Data from Security Breaches?

Evaluating the arguments for and against using digital data derived from security breaches.


From Communications of the ACM

Koding Academies

Koding Academies

A low-risk path to becoming a front-end plumber.


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Uncertainty

Uncertainty

Considering how to best navigate stability and randomness.


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Public Entrepreneurship and Policy Engineering

Public Entrepreneurship and Policy Engineering

Training the next generation of leader and problem solver.

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Time to Assess National AI Policies
Time to Assess National AI Policies
11.24.2020

The Center for AI and Digital Policy has undertaken the first comparative review of national artificial intelligence policies.

Is Computer Science More or Less Suitable for Distance Learning?
Is Computer Science More or Less Suitable for Distance Learning?
11.24.2020

How undergraduate computer science students perceive the discipline based on their distance learning experience during the 2020 Spring semester – …

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