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Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science
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Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science

Exploiting synergies between the disciplines advances both fields and can help establish a sustainable future.

Biden's 'Antitrust Revolution' Overlooks AI—at Americans' Peril
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Biden's 'Antitrust Revolution' Overlooks AI—at Americans' Peril

A handful of companies have outsize influence on the world's AI. Policymakers must act now to stem the rise of powerful monopolies.

But Is the Code (Re)usable?
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But Is the Code (Re)usable?

It is crucial to guarantee the reproducibility of reported results, but don't forget to make research artifacts reusable for the scientific community

Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits
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Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits

Governance of highly automated systems is critical to garner widespread public trust

Oh No…Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Build a Metaverse
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Oh No…Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Build a Metaverse

The concept of a metaverse is intriguing, but I don't want Facebook to build it

How Higher Ed Can Win at Tech Offense and Defense
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How Higher Ed Can Win at Tech Offense and Defense

To live in a world that is enhanced rather than oppressed by technology, we need to change its culture from one of opportunism to one in the public interest

A European Union Approach to Regulating Big Tech
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A European Union Approach to Regulating Big Tech

Considering a new regulatory proposal for addressing digital market competition concerns.

Responsible AI
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Responsible AI: Bridging From Ethics to Practice

Recommendations for increasing the benefits of artificial intelligence technologies.

Science Needs to Engage With Society
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Science Needs to Engage With Society: Some Lessons From COVID-19

Recent experiences toward communicating science to the general public.

Wait, There's Supposed to Be a Gadget Repair Market?
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Wait, There's Supposed to Be a Gadget Repair Market?

A new FTC policy is a warning to companies that glue together smartphones so they can't be opened, charge exorbitant fees for replacement parts, or limit who can...

Artificial Intelligence and the Intelligence Community
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Artificial Intelligence and the Intelligence Community

The intelligence community's budget and acquisition processes rise to the top of the issues it must address before it can take full advantage of AI

Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets
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Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets

New legislation could simplify tech maintenance and make buying a new smartphone or computer the last resort.

Why Business and Academia Need Each Other for Better AI
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Why Business and Academia Need Each Other for Better AI

The best way to accelerate innovation is through cooperation between academics and business.

BBC Interviewer Found Himself on a Sticky Wicket With Google CEO
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BBC Interviewer Found Himself on a Sticky Wicket With Google CEO

Amol Rajan's questioning failed to get behind the defenses of Sundar Pichai's 'nice guy' media image.

With Internet Shutdowns, India Is Violating a 'Duty to Memory'
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With Internet Shutdowns, India Is Violating a 'Duty to Memory'

The shutdowns, aimed at quelling unrest, undercut the nation's moral and ethical obligation to record history as it is.

Is the U.S. Labor Shortage the Big Break AI Needs?
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Is the U.S. Labor Shortage the Big Break AI Needs?

Companies experiencing labor shortages should consider where AI can make their employees' lives better and easier.

The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private
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The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private

The rise of social media, Google, and online shopping and banking has made us far more exposed than back in the Internet’s infancy.

Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.
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Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.

Smartphones, sensors, and consumer habits reveal much about society. Too few people have a say in how the data is created and used.

We Need Remote Work for Everyone
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We Need Remote Work for Everyone

The ability to work online shouldn't be a nice-to-have for a select few, but an option for all.

Why Machine Learning Can't Understand Human Language
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Why Machine Learning Can't Understand Human Language

While larger deep neural networks can incrementally improveme specific tasks, they aren't fit for general natural language understanding.
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