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The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal
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The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal

Researchers are too focused on whether AI systems can ace tests of dubious value. They should be testing whether systems grasp how the world works.

Automation Imperative Accelerates
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Automation Imperative Accelerates

Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such...

Here’s One Way to Make Daily Covid-19 Testing Feasible on a Mass Scale
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Here’s One Way to Make Daily Covid-19 Testing Feasible on a Mass Scale

Pooling tests with the help of machine learning can allow us to safely reopen without a vaccine.

Broken Hearts and Coffee Mugs
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Broken Hearts and Coffee Mugs

The ordeal of security reviews.

Data-Centricity
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Data-Centricity: A Challenge and Opportunity for Computing Education

Rethinking the content of introductory computing around a data-centric approach to better engage and support a diversity of students.

OMSCS
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OMSCS: The Revolution Will Be Digitized

Lessons learned from the first five years of Georgia Tech's Online Master of Science in Computer Science program.

Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science
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Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science

Data scientists face challenges spanning academic and non-academic institutions.

If Done Right, AI Could Make Policing Fairer
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If Done Right, AI Could Make Policing Fairer

Stanford's Fei-Fei Li says technology should be developed in an inclusive way that reflects our values.

Who’s Behind Wednesday’s Epic Twitter Hack?
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Who’s Behind Wednesday’s Epic Twitter Hack?

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.

Vint Cerf: COVID-19 Highlights How We Need Better Internet Access Everywhere
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Vint Cerf: COVID-19 Highlights How We Need Better Internet Access Everywhere

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...

College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them
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College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them

Colleges and universities should embrace the classic tutorial system and adapt it for the online world.

Immigration Bans Will Lead to Dumbing Down of the World
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Immigration Bans Will Lead to Dumbing Down of the World

Immigrants who came to America for study or employment are more likely to file a patent, publish a scientific paper, start a company, and earn higher wages than...

Why Tech Made Racial Injustice Worse, and How to Fix It
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Why Tech Made Racial Injustice Worse, and How to Fix It

The better design of future systems will help overcome current injustices, says Professor Ruha Benjamin of Princeton University.

Formal Methods as a Path to Better Cybersecurity
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Formal Methods as a Path to Better Cybersecurity

Any piece of software should be able to provide the desired features, and when errors do occur, the software should handle them gracefully.

Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence
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Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence

Suggesting a Voice Name System (VNS) to talk to any object in the world.

Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy's Public Sphere
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Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy's Public Sphere

Attempting to balance the challenging trade-offs between individual rights and our obligations to one another.

For Impactful Community Engagement
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For Impactful Community Engagement: Check Your Role

Toward a more equitable distribution of the benefits of technological change.

Proposal
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Proposal: A Market for Truth to Address False Ads on Social Media

Guaranteeing truth in advertising.

AI Authorship?
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AI Authorship?

Considering the role of humans in copyright protection of outputs produced by artificial intelligence.
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