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Recognize Science's Unsung Global Pioneers to Alter Its Future
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Recognize Science's Unsung Global Pioneers to Alter Its Future

Modern science wasn't invented in Europe but came about as part of a global exchange.

Congress's Antitrust Bills Have a Problem: The Happy Customer
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Congress's Antitrust Bills Have a Problem: The Happy Customer

Politicians must walk a fine line as they try to rein in Big Tech's self-preferencing tactics.

Global Supply Chain Disruption and Resilience
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Global Supply Chain Disruption and Resilience

Tracking the myriad factors influencing shifting supply chains.

Systems Abstractions
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Systems Abstractions

Computing professionals use powerful abstractions to tame complexity in large software systems and distributed networks.

Explainable AI
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Explainable AI

Opening the black box or Pandora's Box?

 Russia Is Risking the Creation of an Irreversible 'Splinternet'
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Russia Is Risking the Creation of an Irreversible 'Splinternet'

If Russia disconnects—or is booted—from the Internet's governing bodies, the Internet may never be the same.

Deepfake Luke Skywalker Should Scare Us
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Deepfake Luke Skywalker Should Scare Us

The power to create convincing deepfake icons could destabilize society

Encourage Women in Tech to Protect against AI Bias
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Encourage Women in Tech to Protect against AI Bias

Need to ensure tech accurately reflects the structure of society

Meta's Yann LeCun on His Vision for Human-level AI
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Meta's Yann LeCun on His Vision for Human-level AI

Rather than try to replace natural intelligence, create AI that is compatible with human intelligence

Silicon Valley Enabled Russian State Propaganda, and Now It's Too Late
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Silicon Valley Enabled Russian State Propaganda, and Now It's Too Late

Facebook and YouTube could have limited the reach of RT and Sputnik years ago, but they didn't

Europe Is in Danger of Using the Wrong Definition of AI
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Europe Is in Danger of Using the Wrong Definition of AI

Some intelligent systems are at risk of being excluded from oversight in the EU's proposed legislation

Why You Can't Rebuild Wikipedia with Crypto
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Why You Can't Rebuild Wikipedia with Crypto

Software engineer and Wikipedia editor talks about her Web3 skepticism

The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud
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The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud

The cloud is not only material but also an ecological force

Intelligence and Comprehension
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Intelligence and Comprehension

What does it mean to say a computer model 'understands'?

Web3 Threatens to Segregate Our Online Lives
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Web3 Threatens to Segregate Our Online Lives

Governance tokens may seem like a way to moderate content, but they only give the appearance of democracy.

What Are the Rules for Celebrities Promoting NFTs?
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What Are the Rules for Celebrities Promoting NFTs?

Non-fungible tokens are the next frontier of promotional content on social media, but right now, it's the Wild West.

Tech Sanctions Won't Sting Russia for a While
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Tech Sanctions Won't Sting Russia for a While

Restricting computing equipment sends an important message, but businesses will find ways around the rules

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 Rise of Big Tech May Just Be Starting
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The Rise of Big Tech May Just Be Starting

Largest tech companies seem poised to expand their reach and influence over the rest of the economy, rather than relinquish it

Who Gets to Decide if an AI Is Alive?
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Who Gets to Decide if an AI Is Alive?

We need a Turing Test for consciousness that works for modern AI
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