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Embodied AI, Superintelligence, and the Master Algorithm
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Embodied AI, Superintelligence, and the Master Algorithm

What will take us from potential to reality in the next 18 months?

Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech
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Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech

A novel approach to rein in the largest technology companies, encourage competition and innovation, and help democracy

Why So Many Young People Hate STEM Courses
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Why So Many Young People Hate STEM Courses

A high school senior recounts why she almost gave up on her dream of becoming a scientist

The Question Medical AI Can't Answer
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The Question Medical AI Can't Answer

It's unable to tell us why it came to a particular decision—and that's crucial information

The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting
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The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting

California has begun enforcing a browser-level privacy setting, but you still can't find that option in Safari or iOS

Why Artificial Intelligence Isn't Intelligent
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Why Artificial Intelligence Isn't Intelligent

The term "artificial intelligence" alone fuels confusion and hype, say some experts

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.

Big Tech Has Outgrown This Planet
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Big Tech Has Outgrown This Planet

The gap keeps widening between the super-rich tech superstars and the merely super. There's one possible explanation.

Biden's 'Antitrust Revolution' Overlooks AI—at Americans' Peril
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Biden's 'Antitrust Revolution' Overlooks AI—at Americans' Peril

A handful of companies have outsize influence on the world's AI. Policymakers must act now to stem the rise of powerful monopolies.

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

How to Create Successful Developer Products
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How to Create Successful Developer Products

Interested in building software for developers? Follow these three design principles from Akita Software CEO Jean Yang.

The Crackdown in China Is a Hot Mess, and It's Coming for Us
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The Crackdown in China Is a Hot Mess, and It's Coming for Us

Recent moves by the Chinese government against tech companies represent a terrifying government action.

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

Oh No…Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Build a Metaverse
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Oh No…Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Build a Metaverse

The concept of a metaverse is intriguing, but I don't want Facebook to build it

How Higher Ed Can Win at Tech Offense and Defense
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How Higher Ed Can Win at Tech Offense and Defense

To live in a world that is enhanced rather than oppressed by technology, we need to change its culture from one of opportunism to one in the public interest

What Does Saying That 'Programming Is Hard' Really Say, and About Whom?
From Communications of the ACM

What Does Saying That 'Programming Is Hard' Really Say, and About Whom?

Shifting the focus from the perceived difficulty of learning programming to making programming more universally accessible.

The Domestic Computer Science Graduate Students Are There, We Just Need to Recruit Them
From Communications of the ACM

The Domestic Computer Science Graduate Students Are There, We Just Need to Recruit Them

Proven practices to recruit domestic computer science graduate students.

Wait, There's Supposed to Be a Gadget Repair Market?
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Wait, There's Supposed to Be a Gadget Repair Market?

A new FTC policy is a warning to companies that glue together smartphones so they can't be opened, charge exorbitant fees for replacement parts, or limit who can...

Artificial Intelligence and the Intelligence Community
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Artificial Intelligence and the Intelligence Community

The intelligence community's budget and acquisition processes rise to the top of the issues it must address before it can take full advantage of AI

Why 90% of Machine-Learning Models Never Hit the Market
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Why 90% of Machine-Learning Models Never Hit the Market

Most companies lack leadership support, effective communication between teams, and accessible data
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