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We Should Not Try to Make Conscious Software—Until We Should
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We Should Not Try to Make Conscious Software—Until We Should

Eventually, the most ethical option might be to divert all resources toward building very happy machines.

Why All Cryptocurrency Should "Die in a Fire"
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Why All Cryptocurrency Should "Die in a Fire"

Computer scientist Nicholas Weaver thinks cryptocurrency is a terrible idea that will end in disaster.

Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law
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Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law

Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and an international treaty.

Crashing Crypto: Is This Time Different?
From ACM Opinion

Crashing Crypto: Is This Time Different?

Beyond speculation, cryptocurrency's value in economic transactions is hard to discern.

Claims That Girls Have a 'Natural' Aversion to Physics Are Harmful
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Claims That Girls Have a 'Natural' Aversion to Physics Are Harmful

Girls are just as capable as boys in science and mathematics, but ingrained attitudes are stopping female students from engaging.

The Planning and Care of Data
From Communications of the ACM

The Planning and Care of Data

Rearranging buckets for no good reason.

Toward Total-System Trustworthiness
From Communications of the ACM

Toward Total-System Trustworthiness

Considering how to achieve the long-term goal to systemically reduce risks.

Involvement and Detachment
From Communications of the ACM

Involvement and Detachment

How detachment from your community blocks your success at leading innovations, and what to do about it.

The Problem with Blaming Robots for Taking Our Jobs
From ACM Opinion

The Problem with Blaming Robots for Taking Our Jobs

For decades, the effects of automation have been fiercely debated. Are we missing the bigger picture?

U.S. Needs New 'Manhattan Project' to Avoid Cyber Catastrophe
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U.S. Needs New 'Manhattan Project' to Avoid Cyber Catastrophe

Without dramatic action, a cyber catastrophe is nearly inevitable.  

Lessons From Deploying Deep Learning to Production
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Lessons From Deploying Deep Learning to Production

Peter Gao, an early engineer at Cruise, reflects on his experience deploying deep-learning models into production.

Can Large Language Models Be Democratized?
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Can Large Language Models Be Democratized?

The very nature of large language models is undemocratic and in favor of the companies that publicize them.

Don't Be Dazzled by Claims of Artificial Intelligence
From ACM Opinion

Don't Be Dazzled by Claims of Artificial Intelligence

Media coverage must hold tech companies to account over claims about AI.

AI Companies Are Massively Faking the Loophole in the Turing Test
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AI Companies Are Massively Faking the Loophole in the Turing Test

Claims that an AI has achieved human levels of understanding should be approached with skepticism until it can be shown that humans were not involved.

Beyond Interpretability: Developing a Language to Shape Our Relationships with AI
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Beyond Interpretability: Developing a Language to Shape Our Relationships with AI

Wouldn't it be nice if we could ask AI questions to learn how and why it makes its predictions?

Designing Software for Research Ethics
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Designing Software for Research Ethics

Ph.D. candidate Jonathan Zong found a lack of systems that earn and maintain public trust in large-scale online research, so he made one.

Tech Companies Are Not Ready for a Post-Roe Era
From ACM Opinion

Tech Companies Are Not Ready for a Post-Roe Era

The mortal threat to Roe was not taken seriously by many in corporate America, and that apathy will now come back to haunt them.

To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds
From ACM Opinion

To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds

Data scientists, coders, and other techies could prove decisive in future conflicts—if Uncle Sam can recruit them.

To Make AI Fair, Here's What Must Be Done
From ACM Opinion

To Make AI Fair, Here's What Must Be Done

AI developers need to collaborate with social scientists and the people affected by its applications.
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