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Human programmers can actually become more powerful and efficient with Codex
Salesforce CEO warns that deception on social media is making it harder to solve societal challenges
The company's least-bad option might also do a lot of good
Former Google AI ethics chief says whistleblowers working on AI need newer, better, tougher regulatory protections
Cyber governance must have human rights, freedom at its core
Developers try to overcome a multitude of technical challenges before vehicles drive on their own
Wall Street Journal's Facebook series exposes flaws in leadership's handling of algorithms' unintended consequences
Mounting research shows humans may not be up to the task of reigning in runaway algorithms
A comprehensive anti-ransomware strategy must make it tougher for criminal groups and their sponsors to carry out attacks
Countering adversarial attacks means understanding the different types as well as the ML weak spots
The industry needs to develop professional norms—just as journalism once did
Deep-learning pioneer discusses early days in image-processing and developments in self-supervised learning for computer vision
Tech leader discusses the state of GitHub's infrastructure, open source software philosophies, and more
Curation, auditing, and evaluation of so-called 'foundation models' should not be left to the tech industry.
The impact of AI's massive carbon footprint is social, not just environmental
The face computer is coming—brace yourself
Advanced modeling and experimental techniques help computational neuroscientist understand how our minds try to perceive the world
It's a question that's bedeviled the company's own executives for years
The departing German chancellor's support for science and rigour in policymaking has proved transformative—except on climate change.
Enterprise data is safest in the cloud and in the 'fog', according to one expert
Turing Award winner talks programming, algorithms, the meaning of life, and more
Data-driven approaches to NLU are psychologically, cognitively, and computationally implausible.
First there was gunpowder. Then nuclear weapons. Next: artificially intelligent weapons.
Security expert discusses the importance of secure coding, how to improve adoption, best practices, and more
Microchips are produced by a few large companies; an open-source design approach could end their dominance
2019 Nobel Prize winner discusses the prospect of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and autonomous electric vehicles that charge themselves
And why it is largely absent from policy discussions on artificial intelligence
DeepMind researchers have created software agents that navigate a three-dimensional game world called XLand, where the agents learn from experience, by trial and error, how to play a vast number of simple games.
Vulnerable Afghan researchers need the international research community’s support
Tech colossi are responding to shifting political winds and trying to preempt new, impending regulations
On the impact of large language models.
Until the middle of the 20th century, computers were in fact humans who performed calculations.