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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 Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets
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The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets

Retired and redacted datasets flagged as harmful or biased continue to rear their ugly heads

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

Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate
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Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate

By plenty of standards, Bitcoin is a failure, but that doesn't mean it's worthless

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

Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?
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Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?

Have the big thinkers of tech lost their mojo?

Open Source Intelligence
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Open Source Intelligence

Averting strategic surprises requires uncovering secrets hidden in plain sight

The Lives of Hidden Figures Matter in Computer Science Education
From Communications of the ACM

The Lives of Hidden Figures Matter in Computer Science Education

"I cannot work on what I cannot see . . ." —Katherine Goble, Hidden Figures

Becoming Universal
From Communications of the ACM

Becoming Universal

A new history of modern computing.

Data Science Meets Law
From Communications of the ACM

Data Science Meets Law

Learning Responsible AI together.

The Turing Trap
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The Turing Trap

The promise and peril of human-like artificial intelligence

Efforts to Rein In Big Tech May Be Running Out of Time
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Efforts to Rein In Big Tech May Be Running Out of Time

Congressional bills aimed at the tech industry need to be addressed before political attention turns to midterms

Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes
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Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes

Facebook's little mistakes have big consequences, too, but only for us

The Age of AI-ism
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The Age of AI-ism

Is artificial intelligence an existenstial risk to humanity?

Why Better AI May Depend on Fake Data
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Why Better AI May Depend on Fake Data

Synthetic data can provide AI with a broader education than real-world data, but challenges exist

The Real Action for Tech Regulation Is Far from Washington, D.C.
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The Real Action for Tech Regulation Is Far from Washington, D.C.

Congress doesn't seem ready to take on privacy or competition, but states are refusing to wait around

Why the FTC Attempt to Stop Tech 'Surveillance' Faces Long Odds
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Why the FTC Attempt to Stop Tech 'Surveillance' Faces Long Odds

Lina Khan's FTC has experienced a series of delays in trying to enact new privacy rules

Dems Will Probably Miss Chance to Shape Crypto Regulation
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Dems Will Probably Miss Chance to Shape Crypto Regulation

Both houses of Congress are back in session with a packed agenda, and way down on that priority list is regulating crypto
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