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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
From ACM Opinion

Intelligence and Comprehension

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

Web3 Threatens to Segregate Our Online Lives
From ACM Opinion

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?
From ACM Opinion

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.

Deep Learning Is a Bad Idea for Security
From ACM Opinion

Deep Learning Is a Bad Idea for Security

Deep learning must address some major issues before AI can scale more widely into security applications

Tech Sanctions Won't Sting Russia for a While
From ACM Opinion

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?
From ACM Opinion

Who Gets to Decide if an AI Is Alive?

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

China's 5G Soars over America's
From ACM Opinion

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

Innovation Is Slowing Down—and Big Tech Is to Blame
From ACM Opinion

Innovation Is Slowing Down—and Big Tech Is to Blame

The great IT revolution is preventing, not promoting, economic dynamism

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

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

The Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers
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The Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers

The quantum computer revolution could break encryption, but more-secure algorithms can safeguard privacy

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?
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