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AI Futures
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AI Futures: Fact and Fantasy

Three books offer varied perspectives on the ascendancy of artificial intelligence.

Competitive Compatibility
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Competitive Compatibility: Let's Fix the Internet, Not the Tech Giants

Seeking to make Big Tech less central to the Internet.

Divide and Conquer
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Divide and Conquer

The use and limits of bisection.

Remaining Connected Throughout Design
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Remaining Connected Throughout Design

Applying the unique experiences of designing technologies for vulnerable communities.

Broadening Participation by Teaching Accessibility
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Broadening Participation by Teaching Accessibility

Strategies for incorporating accessibility into computing education.

Section 230 and a Tragedy of the Commons
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Section 230 and a Tragedy of the Commons

The dilemma of social media platforms.

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

What Is Facebook?
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What Is Facebook?

It's a question that's bedeviled the company's own executives for years

Politics Will Be Poorer Without Angela Merkel's Scientific Approach
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Politics Will Be Poorer Without Angela Merkel's Scientific Approach

The departing German chancellor's support for science and rigour in policymaking has proved transformative—except on climate change.

Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?
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Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?

Enterprise data is safest in the cloud and in the 'fog', according to one expert

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.

The World Is Running Out of Microchips—Here's the Solution
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The World Is Running Out of Microchips—Here's the Solution

Microchips are produced by a few large companies; an open-source design approach could end their dominance

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...

The Global Research Community Must Not Abandon Afghanistan
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The Global Research Community Must Not Abandon Afghanistan

Vulnerable Afghan researchers need the international research community’s support

Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety
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Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety

Tech colossi are responding to shifting political winds and trying to preempt new, impending regulations

Can We Handle the Truth about Cybersecurity?
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Can We Handle the Truth about Cybersecurity?

Standardizing disclosure rules while ensuring transparency can strengthen our total cybersecurity landscape
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