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A Common-Sense Test for AI Could Lead to Smarter Machines
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A Common-Sense Test for AI Could Lead to Smarter Machines

Injecting common sense into AI could mean big things for humans.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Demos
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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Demos

One way to examine the relationship between AI and democracy is to turn the attention toward the very basic unit common to all forms of democracy: the people.

Data Platforms and Network Effects
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Data Platforms and Network Effects

How data-network effects create opportunities and inflate expectations.

We've Got Misinformation All Wrong
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We've Got Misinformation All Wrong

We must accept that misinformation is not one problem, but a whole set of problems.

Democratization of AI Could Prevent the Great Resignation
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Democratization of AI Could Prevent the Great Resignation

To guard against the effect of the Great Resignation, enterprises need to reassess their training programs.

AI Needs Pragmatists and Blue-Sky Visionaries
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AI Needs Pragmatists and Blue-Sky Visionaries

For humanity's brightest future, the blue-sky, lofty thinkers in AI need the help of the muddy-boots pragmatists.

How AI Could Accidentally Extinguish Humankind
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How AI Could Accidentally Extinguish Humankind

Humanity is not prepared for artificial superintelligence right now.

Blowing Up the Internet...to Protect Kids Online
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Blowing Up the Internet...to Protect Kids Online

Framed as a bill to protect kids online, the California Age Appropriate Design Code Act would radically reshape the Internet—and harm both kids and adults.

We Need to Talk About How Good AI Is Getting
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We Need to Talk About How Good AI Is Getting

We are in a golden age of progress in artificial intelligence, and it is time to start taking its potential and risks seriously.

Software Can Do Better than 'Male,' 'Female,' and 'Other'
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Software Can Do Better than 'Male,' 'Female,' and 'Other'

Providing more-expansive gender options is not a difficult coding problem.

On the Model of Computation: Counterpoint
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On the Model of Computation: Counterpoint: Parallel Programming Wall and Multicore Software Spiral: Denial Hence Crisis

Parallel programming wall and multicore software spiral: Denial hence crisis.

On the Model of Computation: Point
From Communications of the ACM

On the Model of Computation: Point: We Must Extend Our Model of Computation to Account for Cost and Location

We must extend our model of computation to account for cost and location.

Can Neural Networks Learn Better than Human Neurons?
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Can Neural Networks Learn Better than Human Neurons?

When AI programmers stop trying to copy the human neuron, neural networks make much better progress.

Why Can't Tech Fix Its Gender Problem?
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Why Can't Tech Fix Its Gender Problem?

A new generation of tech activists, organizers, and whistleblowers, most of whom are female, non-white, gender-diverse, or queer may bring change.

AI Is Transforming How We Bank
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AI Is Transforming How We Bank

Regulators need help to keep up.

Social Media Is Polluting Society
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Social Media Is Polluting Society

Moderation alone will not fix the problem.

Virtual Reality Stinks Because It Does Not Smell
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Virtual Reality Stinks Because It Does Not Smell

For VR to feel truly immersive, it needs to start stinking it up.

The Age of Algorithmic Anxiety
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The Age of Algorithmic Anxiety

Interacting online today means being besieged by system-generated recommendations, but do we want what the machines tell us we want?

Artificial Creativity?
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Artificial Creativity?

Models such as DALL-E dissociate ideation from implementation, but do we care?

Data Breaches Involve the Same Stories Again and Again
From ACM Opinion

Data Breaches Involve the Same Stories Again and Again

Only when we learn from them can we make headway in stopping the cycle.
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