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Machines Learn Better if We Teach Them the Basics
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Machines Learn Better if We Teach Them the Basics

A wave of research improves reinforcement learning algorithms by pre-training them as if they were human.

ChatGPT: Five Priorities for Research
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ChatGPT: Five Priorities for Research

Conversational AI is a game-changer for science; here's how to respond.

"Conversational" AI Is Really Bad at Conversations
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"Conversational" AI Is Really Bad at Conversations

Conversation without change is just a five-finger exercise.

Yann LeCun: ChatGPT 'Not Particularly Innovative'
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Yann LeCun: ChatGPT 'Not Particularly Innovative'

Deep learning pioneer says many research labs are using the same techniques and doing the same kind of work.

The Computer Scientist Who Finds Life Lessons in Games
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The Computer Scientist Who Finds Life Lessons in Games

In Shang-Hua Teng's work, theoretical and practical questions have long been intertwined. Now he's turning his focus to the impractical.

The Economy Is Down, but AI Is Hot
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The Economy Is Down, but AI Is Hot

Where do we go from here?

It Is Time to Have a Group Chat about AI
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It Is Time to Have a Group Chat about AI

We need to seriously consider how to regulate the use of AI—long before it can replace the functions of tens of millions to billions of people.

Human Values for Artificial Intelligence
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Human Values for Artificial Intelligence

We must act now to ensure that AI's development is guided by human-centric principles.

The Battle Over Women's Data
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The Battle Over Women's Data

In a post-Roe world, bodily autonomy must include control over personal data.

U.K. Online Safety Bill Is Doomed to Fail
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U.K. Online Safety Bill Is Doomed to Fail

Draft legislation suffers from mission creep, internal contradictions, and a dire lack of clear definitions.

An Analysis of Black Faculty in CS Research Departments
From Communications of the ACM

An Analysis of Black Faculty in CS Research Departments

Exploring Black faculty at computer science research departments where Ph.D. programs exist.

The Premature Obituary of Programming
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The Premature Obituary of Programming

Why deep learning will not replace programming.

Building Machine Learning Models Like Open Source Software
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Building Machine Learning Models Like Open Source Software

Proposing a community-based system for model development.

Ethical AI is Not about AI
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Ethical AI is Not about AI

The equation Ethics + AI = Ethical AI is questionable.

The Elephant in the Room
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The Elephant in the Room

It is time to get the POSIX elephant off our necks.

Four Ways to Add Active Learning to Computing Courses
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Four Ways to Add Active Learning to Computing Courses

How active-learning techniques can benefit students in computing courses.

What's Next for Quantum Computing?
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What's Next for Quantum Computing?

Companies are moving away from setting qubit records in favor of practical hardware and long-term goals.

Fears about AI Are Overblown
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Fears about AI Are Overblown

ChatGPT is a net gain for society.

Interpretability of Artificial Neural Network Models in AI versus Neuroscience
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Interpretability of Artificial Neural Network Models in AI versus Neuroscience

Potential synergies and tensions between neuroscientists and AI researchers in interpreting artificial neural networks.
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