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Cybersecurity expert says nations must stop sheltering bad actors in order to thwart threats and attacks
Humans might want—and need—robots to be jerks, at least sometimes.
Dojo's reported performance numbers and niche application place it outside the ranks of true supercomputers
Recent efforts have recognized machine common sense as a moonshot AI problem of our times
Linux fellow Greg Kroah-Hartman talks about world domination, what was, and what may be for the kernel
Quantum computing is likely five to 10 years away, says one expert, but waiting until it happens will put your organization behind.
They could be pivotal for the future of not only machine learning but also society as a whole
How do opponents to Apple's child safety features calculate risk, and more importantly, what alternatives do they propose?
The streaming apps and devices we pay for aren't necessarily careful with our personal information.
Don't overthink it: It's just a distraction and an empty promise
With AI, the digital age can complement humanity like never before
Perhaps, if nations can settle for slugging it out online, rather than with guns and missiles?
Researchers are turning to the mathematics of higher-order interactions to better model complex connections in data
The chasm between how platform giants uphold democratic values in the West and don't in the global south grows by the day
Darren Murph, head of remote at GitLab, shares what he does and why the role is here to stay
Researchers are testing whether they can remove sensitive data without retraining AI systems from scratch
Scott Buchholz believes it will improve healthcare analytics, disease tracking and diagnosis, supply chains, drug discovery, and more
Silicon Valley has been anticipating virtual reality for more than three decades, but people mostly like actual reality
The dark side of AI systems may be harmful to users, but they are a gold mine for platforms
Racism and sexism are obstacles to making the scientific enterprise worthy of its public funding
The mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth
Machine learning is still harder than it needs to be, but there are tools that can help
Despite continued advances in AI, we still haven't solved some of its most basic problems
Are digital distractions such as social media and smartphones making us less ethical?
Gary Gensler says regulation can help new technologies grow.
Women in computing have been silenced more often than they've been listened to
Anthony Di Iorio discusses his exit, the trends behind crypto's rise, risk, security, and changes coming to Ethereum
Mandate to collect customer data would force companies related to cryptocurrency to surveil users
What happens when someone leaves daily choices about music, food, wardrobe, and more up to online algorithms for a week
Elon Musk has turned American streets into a public laboratory for the company's supposed self-driving car technology
By 2019, I generally thought there wasn't much that could surprise me about organizing meetups. Then Covid-19 hit. I was …
Napier's multiplication and division rods, deriving from the basic multiplication table, simplify calculations considerably.
How to strengthen the security of the Internet of Things in organizations.