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Chris Bishop, Microsoft's head of AI4Science, sees machine learning partially supplanting simulation.
Professor Jim Kurose discusses the type of science computing researchers are focusing on and the future of the field.
We are in a golden age of progress in artificial intelligence, and it is time to start taking its potential and risks seriously.
Providing more-expansive gender options is not a difficult coding problem.
A conversation with Been Kim, staff research scientist at Google Brain.
However, critics still have plenty of reasons to be skeptical about the subsidies.
Christopher Kanan is building algorithms that can continuously learn over time—the way people do.
Regardless of what happens between Taiwan and China, the U.S. needs to be prepared.
When AI programmers stop trying to copy the human neuron, neural networks make much better progress.
A new generation of tech activists, organizers, and whistleblowers, most of whom are female, non-white, gender-diverse, or queer may bring change.
Chat between a teen and her mom about an alleged abortion helped police build their case.
Regulators need help to keep up.
Moderation alone will not fix the problem.
AI systems without common sense will make mistakes when they reach the limits of where they've been trained.
For VR to feel truly immersive, it needs to start stinking it up.
Hardware barriers must be overcome to make LLMs available to a broader audience.
An interview with Grid.ai's Sebastian Raschka.
The problem is not disinterest; it is the culture of these fields and how they exclude women and girls.
Considering the challenges for universities to adapt their business models to changing student demands.
When is a replacement not a replacement?
ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Dana Scott reflects on his career.
Incorporating data thinking into computer science education.
NSF's vision for the U.S. cyberinfrastructure ecosystem for science and engineering in the 21st century.