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Bursting a Few Balloons Regarding the Famous DARPA Red Balloon Challenge
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Bursting a Few Balloons Regarding the Famous DARPA Red Balloon Challenge

A balloon's-eyeperspective on a unique distributed, time-critical, geo-location problem.

A Call to Action
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A Call to Action

Digital dreams have become nightmares: What we must do.

China's 5G Soars over America's
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China's 5G Soars over America's

In some U.S. cities, 5G is slower than the old 4G system; Washington must make it a priority

The Metaverse Will Require Computing Tech No One Knows How to Build
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The Metaverse Will Require Computing Tech No One Knows How to Build

Experts believe building the metaverse will require nearly every kind of chip to be an order of magnitude more powerful than it is today

Humans and AI: Problem Finders and Problem Solvers
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Humans and AI: Problem Finders and Problem Solvers

Technologies such as AlphaCode cannot think about and design their own problems, but they are very good problem solvers

Why a Safe Metaverse Is a Must
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Why a Safe Metaverse Is a Must

Virtual worlds need strong, enforceable rules to avoid the harassment and stalking common on social media platforms

The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties
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The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties

The search for a crypto use case continues

DeepMind AlphaCode Does Not Compare to Human Programmers
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DeepMind AlphaCode Does Not Compare to Human Programmers

Human programmers are in control but they must learn to harness the power and limits of AI-generated code

Why the Prospect of the IRS Using Facial Recognition Is So Alarming
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Why the Prospect of the IRS Using Facial Recognition Is So Alarming

The U.S. government should put more care and due diligence into its use and advocacy of facial recognition technology

 Web3 Is the Future, or a Scam, or Both
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Web3 Is the Future, or a Scam, or Both

So what exactly is Web3, and why is everyone in Silicon Valley obsessed with it?

Giving an AI Control of Nuclear Weapons: What Could Go Wrong?
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Giving an AI Control of Nuclear Weapons: What Could Go Wrong?

The challenge of autonomous nuclear weapons is a serious one that has received little attention

India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game
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India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game

Some Indian Institutes of Technology are struggling to establish themselves and must quickly turn things around

The Strange Allure of the Blockchain
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The Strange Allure of the Blockchain

Are we too aggressively looking to replace the danger of unjust financial systems with wildly risky alternative currencies?

Considering 'Creatively Adequate' AI
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Considering 'Creatively Adequate' AI

The future of artificial intelligence needs less data and can tolerate ambiguity

I've Seen the Metaverse–and I Don't Want It
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I've Seen the Metaverse–and I Don't Want It

The metaverse's seductive idea of a virtual utopia looks more like a late-capitalist technocratic nightmare

Open Source Intelligence
From ACM Opinion

Open Source Intelligence

Averting strategic surprises requires uncovering secrets hidden in plain sight

Becoming Universal
From Communications of the ACM

Becoming Universal

A new history of modern computing.

Is Your Autonomous Vehicle as Smart as You Expected?
From Communications of the ACM

Is Your Autonomous Vehicle as Smart as You Expected?

Suggesting a better route to evaluate autonomous vehicles' smartness.

A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse
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A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse

Is artificial intelligence up to the task of managing online discourse in social networks?

The Turing Trap
From ACM Opinion

The Turing Trap

The promise and peril of human-like artificial intelligence
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