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Back of the Envelope
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Back of the Envelope

Back-of-the-envelope calculations are a powerful professional practice.

Women's Lives in Code
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Women's Lives in Code

Exploring Ellen Ullman's 'Close to the Machine' and AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire.'

Security Done Right Can Make Smart Cities Wise
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Security Done Right Can Make Smart Cities Wise

Seeking security improvements for smart cities.

Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars
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Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars

Considering the perceived dangers of the global information flow.

Elon Musk's Tesla Bot Is a Joke
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Elon Musk's Tesla Bot Is a Joke

Don't overthink it: It's just a distraction and an empty promise

How AI Can Enhance the Human Experience
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How AI Can Enhance the Human Experience

With AI, the digital age can complement humanity like never before

Could Cyberwar Make the World Safer?
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Could Cyberwar Make the World Safer?

Perhaps, if nations can settle for slugging it out online, rather than with guns and missiles?

Big Tech Is Bending to the Indian Government's Will
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Big Tech Is Bending to the Indian Government's Will

The chasm between how platform giants uphold democratic values in the West and don't in the global south grows by the day

How Big Data Carried Graph Theory into New Dimensions
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How Big Data Carried Graph Theory into New Dimensions

Researchers are turning to the mathematics of higher-order interactions to better model complex connections in data

Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?
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Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?

Researchers are testing whether they can remove sensitive data without retraining AI systems from scratch

'I Predict That the Metaverse Won't Happen'
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'I Predict That the Metaverse Won't Happen'

Silicon Valley has been anticipating virtual reality for more than three decades, but people mostly like actual reality

TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook Want to Appear Trustworthy but Don't Be Fooled
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TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook Want to Appear Trustworthy but Don't Be Fooled

The dark side of AI systems may be harmful to users, but they are a gold mine for platforms

Science Must Be for Everyone
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Science Must Be for Everyone

Racism and sexism are obstacles to making the scientific enterprise worthy of its public funding

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
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Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

The mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth

How to Do Machine Learning without an Army of Data Scientists
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How to Do Machine Learning without an Army of Data Scientists

Machine learning is still harder than it needs to be, but there are tools that can help

How AI Struggles with Bike Lanes and Bias
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How AI Struggles with Bike Lanes and Bias

Despite continued advances in AI, we still haven't solved some of its most basic problems

Technology Is Making It Harder to Be a Moral Person
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Technology Is Making It Harder to Be a Moral Person

Are digital distractions such as social media and smartphones making us less ethical?

New SEC Boss Wants More Crypto Oversight to Protect Investors
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New SEC Boss Wants More Crypto Oversight to Protect Investors

Gary Gensler says regulation can help new technologies grow.

The Voices of Women in Tech Are Still Being Erased
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The Voices of Women in Tech Are Still Being Erased

Women in computing have been silenced more often than they've been listened to

Infrastructure Bill's Cryptocurrency Surveillance Provision Is Privacy Disaster
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Infrastructure Bill's Cryptocurrency Surveillance Provision Is Privacy Disaster

Mandate to collect customer data would force companies related to cryptocurrency to surveil users
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