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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.

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

The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials
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The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials

As ML tools become more broadly available when making new compounds and materials, the possibilities of misuse increase and must be guarded against.

Human Autonomy in the Age of AI
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Human Autonomy in the Age of AI

Current AI policy recommendations differ on what the risks to human autonomy are

The Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers
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The Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers

The quantum computer revolution could break encryption, but more-secure algorithms can safeguard privacy

India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game
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India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game

Some Indian Institutes of Technology are struggling to establish themselves and must quickly turn things around

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets
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The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets

Retired and redacted datasets flagged as harmful or biased continue to rear their ugly heads

The U.S. Needs a Department of Tech and Science Policy
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The U.S. Needs a Department of Tech and Science Policy

Two former NIH directors call for a cabinet-level department to formulate science policy, oversee tech development

Stop the Blame Game to Achieve Research Integrity
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Stop the Blame Game to Achieve Research Integrity

Helping every scientist to improve is more effective than ferreting out a few frauds

Moving Towards Reproducible Machine Learning
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Moving Towards Reproducible Machine Learning

Reporting machine learning-based research can help to improve transparency and reproducibility

Politics Will Be Poorer Without Angela Merkel's Scientific Approach
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Politics Will Be Poorer Without Angela Merkel's Scientific Approach

The departing German chancellor's support for science and rigour in policymaking has proved transformative—except on climate change.

The Global Research Community Must Not Abandon Afghanistan
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The Global Research Community Must Not Abandon Afghanistan

Vulnerable Afghan researchers need the international research community’s support

Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science
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Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science

Exploiting synergies between the disciplines advances both fields and can help establish a sustainable future.

But Is the Code (Re)usable?
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But Is the Code (Re)usable?

It is crucial to guarantee the reproducibility of reported results, but don't forget to make research artifacts reusable for the scientific community

Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits
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Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits

Governance of highly automated systems is critical to garner widespread public trust

Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.
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Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.

Smartphones, sensors, and consumer habits reveal much about society. Too few people have a say in how the data is created and used.

Large Language Models Associate Muslims with Violence
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Large Language Models Associate Muslims with Violence

New approaches are needed to systematically reduce the harmful bias of language models in deployment.

Google's AI Approach to Microchips Is Welcome—but Needs Care
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Google's AI Approach to Microchips Is Welcome—but Needs Care

Artificial intelligence can help the electronics industry to speed up chip design. But the gains must be shared equitably.

Climate Policy Models Need to Get Real About People—Here's How
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Climate Policy Models Need to Get Real About People—Here's How

To predict how society and political systems might actually respond to warming, upgrade integrated assessment models.

Wanted: Rules for Pandemic Data Access That Everyone Can Trust
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Wanted: Rules for Pandemic Data Access That Everyone Can Trust

In the wake of COVID-19, a pandemic treaty could be a way to agree on data access before the next emergency strikes.
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