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Pentagon Wants AI to Predict Events Before They Occur
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Pentagon Wants AI to Predict Events Before They Occur

AI-enabled platforms are expected to offer strategic warning of adversarial actions prior to any irreversible moves having been made

Why Robots Should Fear Death as Much as We Do
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Why Robots Should Fear Death as Much as We Do

To gain full artificial general intelligence, perhaps machines need to fear their own mortality

The FDA Should Better Regulate Medical Algorithms
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The FDA Should Better Regulate Medical Algorithms

Most do not require the agency's approval, and those that do often don't require clinical trial

Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World
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Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is developing principles to guard against powerful technologies—with input from the public

Supersized AIs: Are Truly Intelligent Machines Just a Matter of Scale?
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Supersized AIs: Are Truly Intelligent Machines Just a Matter of Scale?

Gigantic neural networks that write with remarkable fluency have led to suggestions that scaling up will usher in ultimately true machine intelligence

Will the Cloud Eat Your AI?
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Will the Cloud Eat Your AI?

Big cloud providers have a lot going for them when it comes to AI, but are they the only game in town?

Facebook Can't Be Saved
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Facebook Can't Be Saved

Whistleblower Frances Haugen told senators that Facebook shouldn't be broken up, but its problems are a direct consequence of its size.

Why OpenAI's Codex Won't Replace Coders
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Why OpenAI's Codex Won't Replace Coders

Human programmers can actually become more powerful and efficient with Codex

Why Facebook Should Release the Facebook Files
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Why Facebook Should Release the Facebook Files

The company's least-bad option might also do a lot of good

'Self-Driving' Cars Begin to Emerge from a Cloud of Hype
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'Self-Driving' Cars Begin to Emerge from a Cloud of Hype

Developers try to overcome a multitude of technical challenges before vehicles drive on their own

Leadership Lessons about Ethical AI and Algorithms
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Leadership Lessons about Ethical AI and Algorithms

Wall Street Journal's Facebook series exposes flaws in leadership's handling of algorithms' unintended consequences

A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security
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A Developer's Guide to Machine-Learning Security

Countering adversarial attacks means understanding the different types as well as the ML weak spots

Who's Building the Foundation Models of the Future?
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Who's Building the Foundation Models of the Future?

Curation, auditing, and evaluation of so-called 'foundation models' should not be left to the tech industry.

The Imperative for Sustainable AI Systems
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The Imperative for Sustainable AI Systems

The impact of AI's massive carbon footprint is social, not just environmental

Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next
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Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next

The face computer is coming—brace yourself

Machine Learning Won't Solve Natural Language Understanding
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Machine Learning Won't Solve Natural Language Understanding

Data-driven approaches to NLU are psychologically, cognitively, and computationally implausible.

The Third Revolution in Warfare
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The Third Revolution in Warfare

First there was gunpowder. Then nuclear weapons. Next: artificially intelligent weapons.

How Open Source Software Shapes AI Policy
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How Open Source Software Shapes AI Policy

And why it is largely absent from policy discussions on artificial intelligence

Did DeepMind Just Take a Big Step Toward More Human-Like AI?
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Did DeepMind Just Take a Big Step Toward More Human-Like AI?

DeepMind researchers have created software agents that navigate a three-dimensional game world called XLand, where the agents learn from experience, by trial and...

No More Mr. Nice Robot?
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No More Mr. Nice Robot?

Humans might want—and need—robots to be jerks, at least sometimes.
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