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European AI Needs Strategic Leadership, Not Overregulation
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European AI Needs Strategic Leadership, Not Overregulation

EU regulation of AI could limit the use cases and innovation and put the EU in a technologically inferior position globally.

Defining a Role for AI Ethics in National Security
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Defining a Role for AI Ethics in National Security

Mariarosaria Taddeo, an associate professor and senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Dstl Ethics Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, discusses...

Stop the Emerging AI Cold War
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Stop the Emerging AI Cold War

Proliferating military artificial intelligence will leave the world less safe—so we must focus on ethics and global cooperation, argues Denise Garcia, vice-chair...

Cooperative AI: Machines Must Learn to Find Common Ground
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Cooperative AI: Machines Must Learn to Find Common Ground

To help humanity solve fundamental problems of cooperation, scientists need to reconceive artificial intelligence as deeply social.

CS Unplugged or Coding Classes?
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CS Unplugged or Coding Classes?

Perhaps a more appropriate question is 'Why not both'?

Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud
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Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud

Speculators might make money on cryptocurrency, but the arguments for its usefulness fail completely.

Why Bitcoin Is Bad for the Environment
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Why Bitcoin Is Bad for the Environment

Cryptocurrency mining uses huge amounts of power — and can be as destructive as the real thing.

Tech in the Post-Pandemic World
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Tech in the Post-Pandemic World

Assessing its future, both the bad and the good.

Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanity
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Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanity

To date, hacking has exclusively been a human activity. Not for long.

Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It
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Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It

Google recently decided to adopt a new way to track users, and says it's more private than cookies and nearly as effective for advertising. The rest of the Internet...

Data Is Power
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Data Is Power

Data has become a critical source of power, yet remains largely ungoverned. Washington needs to craft new rules.

Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy
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Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy

The unregulated practice of data brokerage is incredibly dangerous and harmful, and policymakers can ignore it no longer.

The Healing Power of Javascript
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The Healing Power of Javascript

For some, code is therapy, an escape and a path to hope in a troubled world.

Automation and the 'Winner Take Most' Effect
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Automation and the 'Winner Take Most' Effect

The threat that automation poses to humans has been greatly exaggerated, says Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab and a senior fellow...

Undermining Mathematics In the Land of Zero
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Undermining Mathematics In the Land of Zero

Making mathematics and physics optional for an engineering degree runs counter to the spirit of the multi-disciplinary approach and reduces the talk of India's...

Let's Teach Computer Science Majors to Be Good Citizens
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Let's Teach Computer Science Majors to Be Good Citizens

Students in computer science are graduating college with less preparation than students in all other majors to become agents of responsible change in an increasingly...

Reflections on Black in Computing
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Reflections on Black in Computing

Seeking to improve systemic fairness in the computing realm.

We Need a Global Push to Connect the World's Young People
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We Need a Global Push to Connect the World's Young People

As the World Wide Web turns 32, web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Web Foundation Co-founder Rosemary Leith reflect on its power to catalyze change and advocate...

Bridging The Gap Between AI Policymakers and AI Developers
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Bridging The Gap Between AI Policymakers and AI Developers

The current gap in policymakers' tech knowledge and technologists' ethics knowledge needs to be bridged to ensure AI's sustainable development.

The Worldwide Web As We Know It May Be Ending
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The Worldwide Web As We Know It May Be Ending

A combination of rising nationalism, trade disputes, and concerns about the market dominance of certain global tech companies has prompted threats of regulatory...
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