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How to (Carefully) Use Tech to Contain the Coronavirus
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How to (Carefully) Use Tech to Contain the Coronavirus

The United States can learn from other countries to track the pandemic while still protecting privacy.

AI is an Ideology, Not a Technology
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AI is an Ideology, Not a Technology

At its core, "artificial intelligence" is a perilous belief that fails to recognize the agency of humans.

Why Being A Programmer Will Make Me A Better Doctor
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Why Being A Programmer Will Make Me A Better Doctor

A few years of experience have shown me that some lessons I've learned from being a programmer generalize wonderfully into my life as a medical student.

Eric Schmidt: I Used to Run Google. Silicon Valley Could Lose to China.
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Eric Schmidt: I Used to Run Google. Silicon Valley Could Lose to China.

We can't win the technology wars without the federal government's help.

How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization
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How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization

These canaries in the coal mines of AI would be signs that superintelligent robot overlords are approaching.

Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology?
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Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology?

Critics say false positives are far higher for some groups of people than for others, but supporters of the technology says the actual numbers involved are tiny...

Conferences in an Era of Expensive Carbon
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Conferences in an Era of Expensive Carbon

Balancing sustainability and science.

Unsafe At Any Level
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Unsafe At Any Level

The U.S. NHTSA's levels of automation are a liability for automated vehicles.

Four Internets
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Four Internets

Considering the merits of several models and approaches to Internet governance.

Through the Lens of a Passionate Theoretician
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Through the Lens of a Passionate Theoretician

Considering the far-reaching and fundamental implications of computing beyond digital computers.

Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence
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Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has confronted us with a raft of dilemmas that challenge us to decide what values are important in our designs.

Computing and Community in Formal Education
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Computing and Community in Formal Education

Culturally responsive computing repurposes computer science education by making it meaningful to not only students, but also to their families and communities. ...

The U.S. Needs a High-Tech Manhattan Project
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The U.S. Needs a High-Tech Manhattan Project

The United States needs to wrest the high-tech initiative from China and re-establish American dominance in telecommunications, computation, artificial intelligence...

Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works
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Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works

Ever wonder why we could write software to get to the Moon, but not to count votes? Here are five reasons.

We Need to Talk About 'Cloud Neutrality'
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We Need to Talk About 'Cloud Neutrality'

Given how critical the cloud has become for a huge swath of the tech economy, maybe we should ask ourselves whether this infrastructure should be in the hands of...

Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer
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Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer

A pervasive belief in software engineering is that some programmers are much better than others, and that their skills, abilities, and talents exert an outsized...

 Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything
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Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything

In "Towards a Human-like Open-Domain Chatbot", we present Meena, a 2.6-billion-parameter end-to-end trained neural conversational model.

Why Connected Cars May Never Come
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Why Connected Cars May Never Come

John Paré tells the story of his first trip in an autonomous vehicle.

Virtual Reality Has An Accessibility Problem
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Virtual Reality Has An Accessibility Problem

Virtual reality has been touted as an "empathy machine" that lets users see what it's like to have a disability—but people with disabilities often can't use it....
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