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Avoiding AI's Bad Reputation
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Avoiding AI's Bad Reputation

AI-based advertising models 'give tech a bad name,' says Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost

What's Missing from the Push to Diversify Tech?
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What's Missing from the Push to Diversify Tech?

Focusing on hiring pipelines or career pathways alone won't solve tech's diversity and inclusion problems.

Where Computing Might Go Next
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Where Computing Might Go Next

The future of computing depends in part on how we reckon with its past

Wall Street Doesn't Care about the Facebook Leaks, but Mark Zuckerberg Does
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Wall Street Doesn't Care about the Facebook Leaks, but Mark Zuckerberg Does

Facebook's numbers are doing fine for now, but not its reputation

How to Expand and Improve CS Education Around the World
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How to Expand and Improve CS Education Around the World

Six recommendations to take CS education to scale at primary and secondary school levels

How AI Is Reinventing What Computers Are
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How AI Is Reinventing What Computers Are

Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute

We Are Not Users
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We Are Not Users: Gaining Control Over New Technologies

Seeking a more selective approach to technology usage.

Explicative Programming
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Explicative Programming

Making Computational Thinking relevant to schools.

Shaping Ethical Computing Cultures
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Shaping Ethical Computing Cultures

Lessons from the recent past.

Privacy Engineering Superheroes
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Privacy Engineering Superheroes

Privacy engineers are essential to both preventing and responding to organizational privacy problems.

Text and Data Mining of In-Copyright Works
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Text and Data Mining of In-Copyright Works: Is It Legal?

How copyright law might be an impediment to text and data mining research.

Programming Hate into AI Will Be Controversial, but Possibly Necessary
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Programming Hate into AI Will Be Controversial, but Possibly Necessary

For a created consciousness to make value judgments, both liking and disliking functions must be part of the system.

Moving Towards Reproducible Machine Learning
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Moving Towards Reproducible Machine Learning

Reporting machine learning-based research can help to improve transparency and reproducibility

In Favor of More Science Communication by AI Researchers
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In Favor of More Science Communication by AI Researchers

Those developing AI should do more to fix the misunderstanding, hype, and misinformation that surrounds it

The Uselessness of Useful Knowledge
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The Uselessness of Useful Knowledge

Today's powerful but little-understood AI breakthroughs echo past examples of unexpected scientific progress

Transparency Can Help Fix Social Media—if Anyone Can Define It
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Transparency Can Help Fix Social Media—if Anyone Can Define It

Transparency promises users more insight into and power over social media services, but also signals how much we must figure out

'Small Data' Is Also Crucial for Machine Learning
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'Small Data' Is Also Crucial for Machine Learning

The most promising AI approach you've never heard of doesn't need to go big

The Facebook Whistleblower Won't Change Anything
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The Facebook Whistleblower Won't Change Anything

Whistleblowing keeps the limelight on one person instead of the movements already doing the work.

Facebook Uses Deceptive Math to Hide Its Hate Speech Problem
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Facebook Uses Deceptive Math to Hide Its Hate Speech Problem

The company claims its AI is amazing at removing harmful content, but internal documents suggest the algorithm is ineffective
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