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Restricting computing equipment sends an important message, but businesses will find ways around the rules
Deep learning must address some major issues before AI can scale more widely into security applications
Current AI policy recommendations differ on what the risks to human autonomy are
Largest tech companies seem poised to expand their reach and influence over the rest of the economy, rather than relinquish it
We need a Turing Test for consciousness that works for modern AI
In some U.S. cities, 5G is slower than the old 4G system; Washington must make it a priority
The great IT revolution is preventing, not promoting, economic dynamism
AI pioneer says he has identified the next big shift in artificial intelligence
Experts believe building the metaverse will require nearly every kind of chip to be an order of magnitude more powerful than it is today
Technologies such as AlphaCode cannot think about and design their own problems, but they are very good problem solvers
New book chronicles computer's journey from scientific instrument to general-purpose device
Virtual worlds need strong, enforceable rules to avoid the harassment and stalking common on social media platforms
The search for a crypto use case continues
The quantum computer revolution could break encryption, but more-secure algorithms can safeguard privacy
Fujitsu CTO Vivek Mahajan says true power of cloud will come with democratizing HPC and quantum computers for the masses
Human programmers are in control but they must learn to harness the power and limits of AI-generated code
In an interview, computer architect Richard L. Sites discusses his new book
The U.S. government should put more care and due diligence into its use and advocacy of facial recognition technology
AI researcher Connor Leahy talks about replicating GPT-2/GPT-3, superhuman AI, AI alignment, AI risk and research norms, and more
So what exactly is Web3, and why is everyone in Silicon Valley obsessed with it?
The challenge of autonomous nuclear weapons is a serious one that has received little attention
NBC correspondent's new book explores long-term dangers of using "behavior design" to hook users
Some Indian Institutes of Technology are struggling to establish themselves and must quickly turn things around
"I cannot work on what I cannot see . . ." —Katherine Goble, Hidden Figures
The lessons here are broader than just a simple "Don't do that."
A new history of modern computing.
Learning Responsible AI together.
Suggesting a better route to evaluate autonomous vehicles' smartness.
Is artificial intelligence up to the task of managing online discourse in social networks?