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Why the Most Controversial U.S. Internet Law Is Worth Saving
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Why the Most Controversial U.S. Internet Law Is Worth Saving

Donald Trump and Joe Biden both want to throw out Section 230. Here's why America should fix it instead. By Paul M. Barrett, deputy director of the NYU Stern Center...

Self-Driving Vehicle Technology
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Self-Driving Vehicle Technology: Progress and Promises

Seeking the answer to the elusive question, 'Are we there yet'?

A Holistic View of Future Risks
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A Holistic View of Future Risks

Almost everything is somehow interrelated with everything else—and that should not surprise us.

Sanity vs. Invisible Markings
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Sanity vs. Invisible Markings

Tabs vs. spaces

Using Computer Programs and Search Problems for Teaching Theory of Computation
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Using Computer Programs and Search Problems for Teaching Theory of Computation

Recognizing the significance of a cornerstone of computer science.

Let’s Program in Social Studies Classes
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Let’s Program in Social Studies Classes

NSF funding for our work in task-specific programming languages.

Section 230 Is a Government License to Build Rage Machines
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Section 230 Is a Government License to Build Rage Machines

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act serves as Facebook and Google's get-out-of-jail-free card for conspiracies and disinformation.

AI Ruined Chess. Now, It's Making the Game Beautiful Again
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AI Ruined Chess. Now, It's Making the Game Beautiful Again

Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik teamed up with AI researchers at Alphabet's DeepMind lab to test game variants that can jolt chess players into creative...

When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades
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When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades

In-person final exams were canceled for thousands of students this spring, so computers stepped in — to disastrous effect.

The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity
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The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity

Brains are talking to computers, and computers to brains. Are our daydreams safe?

The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech
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The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

 Open source has two important, and somewhat counterintuitive, advantages: speed and security.

'Have You Thought About . . .'
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'Have You Thought About . . .': Talking About Ethical Implications of Research

Considering the good and the bad effects of technology.

Integrating Management Science Into the HPC Research Ecosystem
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Integrating Management Science Into the HPC Research Ecosystem

How management science benefits from High Performance Computing.

Avalanches Make Us All Innovators
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Avalanches Make Us All Innovators

Avalanches generate enormous breakdowns. The practices of innovation adoption may be just what you need to resolve them.

Autonomous Vehicle Safety
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Autonomous Vehicle Safety: Lessons from Aviation

How more than 25years of experience with aviation safety-critical systems can be applied to autonomous vehicle systems.

A Recent Renaissance in Privacy Law
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A Recent Renaissance in Privacy Law

Considering the recent increased attention to privacy law issues amid the typically slow pace of legal change.

Women in Tech: “Aptitude has Nothing to Do with Gender or Inborn Capabilities”
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Women in Tech: “Aptitude has Nothing to Do with Gender or Inborn Capabilities”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector—myth or reality?

The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal
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The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal

Researchers are too focused on whether AI systems can ace tests of dubious value. They should be testing whether systems grasp how the world works.

Automation Imperative Accelerates
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Automation Imperative Accelerates

Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such...
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