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Microsoft CEO discusses efforts to make Windows 11 more flexible and open than predecessors.
Clear, non-anthropomorphic language is central to dismantling misconceptions of AI as a black box.
Public sector AI innovation needs a more sophisticated, data-driven, and mature approach to ensure effectiveness of governments and better citizen outcomes.
Book authors discuss compilation featuring expert advice from Java leaders and practitioners.
Google's new chief technologist of HPC talks quantum computers, AI, cloud, silicone packaging, interconnect technology, and expanding HPC's reach.
It may not be too late to put the evil "slaughterbots" genie back in the bottle, if the world acts now.
Efficiency measures are struggling to keep pace with, let alone make headway on, the accelerating demands of modern supercomputers.
Veteran chip designer covers his past lives, Moore's Law, AI-designed chips, security, ethics, and more.
Relational databases aren't dead, but database innovation is cropping up in all sorts of places now, including graph databases.
To understand where talent shortages might arise, look at critical infrastructure.
Titles are the first, and often the only, part of your paper that others will read.
New approaches are needed to systematically reduce the harmful bias of language models in deployment.
We need diverse teams collaborating to help navigate and overcome social and geopolitical challenges.
Artificial intelligence can help the electronics industry to speed up chip design. But the gains must be shared equitably.
AI and other digital technologies have been surprisingly slow to improve economic growth. But that could be about to change.
Are cryptocurrencies the wave of the future and should you be using and investing in them?
The notion that the simpler explanation is usually right has been useful for centuries. New science may change that.
Algorithms trained in pattern recognition struggle to understand kids.
A machine learning-based score designed to aid triage decisions is gaining in popularity, but lacking in transparency.
To predict how society and political systems might actually respond to warming, upgrade integrated assessment models.
In the wake of COVID-19, a pandemic treaty could be a way to agree on data access before the next emergency strikes.
To understand what quantum computers can do—and what they can’t—avoid falling for overly simple explanations.
Leon Panetta is one of the few American government officials who can look around at the nation's rolling cyberdisasters and justifiably say, “I told you so.”
One year after supercomputers worked together to fight COVID-19, it's time to broaden the partnership to prepare for other crises.
The problems and the possibilities of AI are, in a very deep way, the problems and possibilities of humanity.
The generic objective of maximizing reward is enough to drive behavior that exhibits most abilities studied in natural and artificial intelligence.
To fully address the issue of racial bias in AI models for clinical use, a top-down intervention is required.
As a member of the Biden cabinet, new OSTP Director Eric Lander may have more access and influence than any science adviser before him.
Interactions between science and politics are now so complex, so numerous, and often so opaque that it’s not clear anymore whom to trust.
It's not just a matter of fairness and inclusion. Accessible technology is generally better for everyone.
On the impact of large language models.
Until the middle of the 20th century, computers were in fact humans who performed calculations.