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 The Danger of Anthropomorphic Language in Robotic AI Systems
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The Danger of Anthropomorphic Language in Robotic AI Systems

Clear, non-anthropomorphic language is central to dismantling misconceptions of AI as a black box.

Paving the Way Towards Trustworthy and Responsible AI
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Paving the Way Towards Trustworthy and Responsible AI

Public sector AI innovation needs a more sophisticated, data-driven, and mature approach to ensure effectiveness of governments and better citizen outcomes.

Lethal Autonomous Weapons Exist; They Must Be Banned
From ACM Opinion

Lethal Autonomous Weapons Exist; They Must Be Banned

It may not be too late to put the evil "slaughterbots" genie back in the bottle, if the world acts now.

How Do We Stop the Supercomputing Carbon Crisis?
From ACM Opinion

How Do We Stop the Supercomputing Carbon Crisis?

Efficiency measures are struggling to keep pace with, let alone make headway on, the accelerating demands of modern supercomputers.

Neo4j's $325 Million Venture Suggests Databases Are Cool Again
From ACM Opinion

Neo4j's $325 Million Venture Suggests Databases Are Cool Again

Relational databases aren't dead, but database innovation is cropping up in all sorts of places now, including graph databases.

 The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran
From ACM Opinion

The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran

To understand where talent shortages might arise, look at critical infrastructure.

Why the Title of Your Paper Matters
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Why the Title of Your Paper Matters

Titles are the first, and often the only, part of your paper that others will read.

Large Language Models Associate Muslims with Violence
From ACM Opinion

Large Language Models Associate Muslims with Violence

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

Research Collaborations Bring Big Rewards: The World Needs More
From ACM Opinion

Research Collaborations Bring Big Rewards: The World Needs More

We need diverse teams collaborating to help navigate and overcome social and geopolitical challenges.

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

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.

The Coming Productivity Boom
From ACM Opinion

The Coming Productivity Boom

AI and other digital technologies have been surprisingly slow to improve economic growth. But that could be about to change.

The Brutal Truth About Bitcoin
From ACM Opinion

The Brutal Truth About Bitcoin

Are cryptocurrencies the wave of the future and should you be using and investing in them?

As Science Advances, Does Ockham's Razor Still Apply?
From ACM Opinion

As Science Advances, Does Ockham's Razor Still Apply?

The notion that the simpler explanation is usually right has been useful for centuries. New science may change that.

Amid a Pandemic, a Health Care Algorithm Shows Promise and Peril
From ACM Opinion

Amid a Pandemic, a Health Care Algorithm Shows Promise and Peril

A machine learning-based score designed to aid triage decisions is gaining in popularity, but lacking in transparency.

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

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
From ACM Opinion

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.

What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?
From ACM Opinion

What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?

To understand what quantum computers can do—and what they can’t—avoid falling for overly simple explanations.

The U.S. Needs a National Strategic Computing Reserve
From ACM Opinion

The U.S. Needs a National Strategic Computing Reserve

One year after supercomputers worked together to fight COVID-19, it's time to broaden the partnership to prepare for other crises.

Reward Is Enough for Generalized AI
From ACM Opinion

Reward Is Enough for Generalized AI

The generic objective of maximizing reward is enough to drive behavior that exhibits most abilities studied in natural and artificial intelligence.

Reducing Racial Bias in AI Models for Clinical Use
From ACM Opinion

Reducing Racial Bias in AI Models for Clinical Use

To fully address the issue of racial bias in AI models for clinical use, a top-down intervention is required.
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