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If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong
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If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong

It can't supply absolute truths about the world, but it brings us steadily closer.

What OpenAI and GitHub's AI Pair Programmer Means for the Software Industry
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What OpenAI and GitHub's AI Pair Programmer Means for the Software Industry

AI-powered code generator provides some interesting hints about the business of large language models and the future of the software industry.

Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They're Making Them Worse.
From ACM Opinion

Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They're Making Them Worse.

The robot apocalypse is already here, it just looks different than you thought.

Algorithmic Impact Assessments Should Leverage Diverse Expertise and Complex Histories
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Algorithmic Impact Assessments Should Leverage Diverse Expertise and Complex Histories

There is a pressing need to establish algorithmic impact assessment practices from the ground up.

Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar
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Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar

Andrej Karpathy shares why the company still believes in a purely vision-based autonomous driving solution.

 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.

 The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran
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The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran

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

Responsible Computing During COVID-19 and Beyond
From Communications of the ACM

Responsible Computing During COVID-19 and Beyond

Navigating the ethical and societal impacts of technologies.

The Limits of Differential Privacy (and Its Misuse in Data Release and Machine Learning)
From Communications of the ACM

The Limits of Differential Privacy (and Its Misuse in Data Release and Machine Learning)

Differential privacy is not a silver bullet for all privacy problems.

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
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Research Collaborations Bring Big Rewards: The World Needs More

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

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.

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.

The U.S. Needs a National Strategic Computing Reserve
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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
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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.

Polarized Scientific Views Are Worse Than Ever
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Polarized Scientific Views Are Worse Than Ever

Interactions between science and politics are now so complex, so numerous, and often so opaque that it’s not clear anymore whom to trust.

Getting More People With Disabilities Developing Technology Is Good for Everyone
From ACM Opinion

Getting More People With Disabilities Developing Technology Is Good for Everyone

It's not just a matter of fairness and inclusion. Accessible technology is generally better for everyone.
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