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CVPR Paper Controversy; ML Community Reviews Peer Review
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CVPR Paper Controversy; ML Community Reviews Peer Review

A series of unsettling incidents and heated discussions on social media have put the peer review process itself under scrutiny.

5 Big Changes Coming to Social Media in 2016
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5 Big Changes Coming to Social Media in 2016

It's been a memorable year in social media. 2015 saw the birth of live social streaming, with apps like Periscope and Meerkat winning over early adopters.

Leading Theory of Solar System Formation Just Disproved!
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Leading Theory of Solar System Formation Just Disproved!

Looks like the inner planets formed *after* the gas giants moved to their current position, and Jupiter ejected a fifth giant, too!

How Chicago Got Smart About Sensors
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How Chicago Got Smart About Sensors

I've been excited about the Array of Things—a network of beautifully designed sensors poised to capture and make public real-time, non-personal data about the livability...

The End of the Internet Dream
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The End of the Internet Dream

Twenty years ago I attended my first Def Con. I believed in a free, open, reliable, interoperable Internet: a place where anyone can say anything, and anyone who...

The View from the Front Seat of the Google Self-Driving Car, Chapter 2
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The View from the Front Seat of the Google Self-Driving Car, Chapter 2

Summer is one of the most dangerous times of the year on U.S. streets, as many of us spend more time behind the wheel, heading out for long road trips or local...

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling
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Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.

The Moment I Decided Robots Were As Interesting As Humans
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The Moment I Decided Robots Were As Interesting As Humans

When I was little, I was enamored with the idea of being a pioneer; I was drawn to the thought that I could be the first to do something—be a trailblazer, the forerunner...

The War Over Who Steve Jobs Was
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The War Over Who Steve Jobs Was

On October 16, 2011, the early evening weather on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California, was almost unspeakably gorgeous—mild as a warm bath,...

How Moore's Law Made Google Possible
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How Moore's Law Made Google Possible

Gordon Moore's famous calculation of the gains in power and economy that would drive chip production continues to have profound implications for every enterprise...

It's Time to Intelligently Discuss Artificial Intelligence
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It's Time to Intelligently Discuss Artificial Intelligence

Tesla CEO Elon Musk worries it is "potentially more dangerous than nukes."

The Myth of the Lone Genius
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The Myth of the Lone Genius

The computer and the Internet are among the most important inventions of our era, but few people know who created them.

Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away
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Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away

I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement, so I’m a pretty unlikely candidate for internet...

Baxter and the Second Machine Age
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Baxter and the Second Machine Age

The Industrial Revolution of the 18th century is not just the story of steam power, but steam started it all.

The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency
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The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency

A few days ago, the value of all the bitcoins in the world blew past $1 billion for the first time ever. That’s an impressive achievement, for a purely virtual...
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