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Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such as sluggish wage growth, aging populations, rising health care …
Implementing artificial intelligence through the looking glass of digital anthropology.
Pooling tests with the help of machine learning can allow us to safely reopen without a vaccine.
Stanford's Fei-Fei Li says technology should be developed in an inclusive way that reflects our values.
This post is an attempt to lay out some of the timeline of the attack, and point to clues about who may have been behind it.
Cerf shares his views on the future of the Internet, the importance of trust and empathy, and the impact of new technologies like IoT and AI on the future of communications.
Colleges and universities should embrace the classic tutorial system and adapt it for the online world.
Jim Carrington of the Danforth Plant Science Center says President Trump's freeze on green cards and visas for new immigrants will do more harm than good for cities trying to grow high-tech industries.
Considering the role of humans in copyright protection of outputs produced by artificial intelligence.
Guaranteeing truth in advertising.
Toward a more equitable distribution of the benefits of technological change.
Attempting to balance the challenging trade-offs between individual rights and our obligations to one another.
Suggesting a Voice Name System (VNS) to talk to any object in the world.
The ambitious systems that we develop today need a proper requirements structure. The plan defined here organizes requirements specification along …
The circular slide rule was widely used until the 1970s.
The focus is on executable exams for an Introduction to Computer Science course.