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Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?
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Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?

The biggest social network in the world has the wrong idea for how to fight Covid-19 conspiracies.

Why Zoom Is Terrible
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Why Zoom Is Terrible

There's a reason video apps make you feel awkward and unfulfilled.

Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years.
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Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years.

The landscape is evolving quickly.

The First Modern Pandemic
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The First Modern Pandemic

Bill Gates considers the scientific advances needed to stop COVID-19.

When Technology Goes Awry
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When Technology Goes Awry

On engineers' obligation to tame their creations.

Contactless Sociability and Hybrid Communities of Place
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Contactless Sociability and Hybrid Communities of Place

What will the world be like after the COVID-19 crisis? A contactless sociality solves problems using the digital network and physical proximity.

How to (Carefully) Use Tech to Contain the Coronavirus
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How to (Carefully) Use Tech to Contain the Coronavirus

The United States can learn from other countries to track the pandemic while still protecting privacy.

The Role of Robotics in Managing Public Health and Infectious Diseases
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The Role of Robotics in Managing Public Health and Infectious Diseases

As the COVID-19 epidemic escalates, robots have the potential to be deployed for disinfection, delivering medications and food, measuring vital signs, and assisting...

Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology?
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Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology?

Critics say false positives are far higher for some groups of people than for others, but supporters of the technology says the actual numbers involved are tiny...

Conferences in an Era of Expensive Carbon
From Communications of the ACM

Conferences in an Era of Expensive Carbon

Balancing sustainability and science.

Unsafe At Any Level
From Communications of the ACM

Unsafe At Any Level

The U.S. NHTSA's levels of automation are a liability for automated vehicles.

 Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything
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Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything

In "Towards a Human-like Open-Domain Chatbot", we present Meena, a 2.6-billion-parameter end-to-end trained neural conversational model.

Why Connected Cars May Never Come
From ACM Opinion

Why Connected Cars May Never Come

John Paré tells the story of his first trip in an autonomous vehicle.

Virtual Reality Has An Accessibility Problem
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Virtual Reality Has An Accessibility Problem

Virtual reality has been touted as an "empathy machine" that lets users see what it's like to have a disability—but people with disabilities often can't use it....

Google and Amazon Make Us Worse People
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Google and Amazon Make Us Worse People

The narrowing of choice online all but forces us into decisions driven by impulse and necessity, eroding our values and conscience over time.

When Human-Computer Interaction Meets Community Citizen Science
From Communications of the ACM

When Human-Computer Interaction Meets Community Citizen Science

Empowering communities through citizen science.

We're Banning Facial Recognition. We're Missing the Point.
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We're Banning Facial Recognition. We're Missing the Point.

The whole point of modern surveillance is to treat people differently, and facial recognition technologies are only a small part of that.

Don't Give Your Dot-org Domain Away to a Private Company
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Don't Give Your Dot-org Domain Away to a Private Company

One of the Internet's most trusted assets — the dot-org domain used by nonprofits from UNICEF to your local food bank — is being hijacked.

The AI Community Needs fo Take Responsibility for Its Technology and Its Actions
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The AI Community Needs fo Take Responsibility for Its Technology and Its Actions

Celeste Kidd, a cognitive psychologist, challenged the audience to think critically about the future they want to build.

Yoshua Bengio, Revered Architect of AI, Has Some Ideas About What to Build Next
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Yoshua Bengio, Revered Architect of AI, Has Some Ideas About What to Build Next

The Turing Award winner wants AI systems that can reason, plan, and imagine
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