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AI Is Ushering In a New Scientific Revolution
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AI Is Ushering In a New Scientific Revolution

AI is transforming the scientific process, automating and adding to what people can accomplish using it.

Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection
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Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection

It's not government Americans don't trust with their data; it's the opposite political party.

Artificial General Intelligence Is Not as Imminent as You Might Think
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Artificial General Intelligence Is Not as Imminent as You Might Think

A close look reveals that the newest systems, including DeepMind's much-hyped Gato, are still stymied by the same old problems.

Democracy Deserves Better Algorithms
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Democracy Deserves Better Algorithms

Big Tech could deploy any number of solutions to slow the spread of disinformation, with the most promising being to fix the algorithms.

'I Don't Really Trust Papers Out of Top AI Labs Anymore'
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'I Don't Really Trust Papers Out of Top AI Labs Anymore'

The AI domain is grappling with the replication crisis that has gripped the scientific community for ages, mostly because researchers often don't share their source...

We Should Not Try to Make Conscious Software—Until We Should
From ACM Opinion

We Should Not Try to Make Conscious Software—Until We Should

Eventually, the most ethical option might be to divert all resources toward building very happy machines.

Why All Cryptocurrency Should 'Die in a Fire'
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Why All Cryptocurrency Should 'Die in a Fire'

Computer scientist Nicholas Weaver thinks cryptocurrency is a terrible idea that will end in disaster.

Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law
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Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law

Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and an international treaty.

Crashing Crypto: Is This Time Different?
From ACM Opinion

Crashing Crypto: Is This Time Different?

Beyond speculation, cryptocurrency's value in economic transactions is hard to discern.

Claims That Girls Have a 'Natural' Aversion to Physics Are Harmful
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Claims That Girls Have a 'Natural' Aversion to Physics Are Harmful

Girls are just as capable as boys in science and mathematics, but ingrained attitudes are stopping female students from engaging.

Our House Is On Fire
From Communications of the ACM

Our House Is On Fire: The Climate Emergency and Computing's Responsibility

Efficiencies delivered by computing technology could play a vital role in enabling continued functionality within a resource-constrained future.

The Planning and Care of Data
From Communications of the ACM

The Planning and Care of Data

Rearranging buckets for no good reason.

Toward Total-System Trustworthiness
From Communications of the ACM

Toward Total-System Trustworthiness

Considering how to achieve the long-term goal to systemically reduce risks.

Involvement and Detachment
From Communications of the ACM

Involvement and Detachment

How detachment from your community blocks your success at leading innovations, and what to do about it.

The Problem with Blaming Robots for Taking Our Jobs
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The Problem with Blaming Robots for Taking Our Jobs

For decades, the effects of automation have been fiercely debated. Are we missing the bigger picture?

U.S. Needs New 'Manhattan Project' to Avoid Cyber Catastrophe
From ACM Opinion

U.S. Needs New 'Manhattan Project' to Avoid Cyber Catastrophe

Without dramatic action, a cyber catastrophe is nearly inevitable.  

Lessons From Deploying Deep Learning to Production
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Lessons From Deploying Deep Learning to Production

Peter Gao, an early engineer at Cruise, reflects on his experience deploying deep-learning models into production.

Can Large Language Models Be Democratized?
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Can Large Language Models Be Democratized?

The very nature of large language models is undemocratic and in favor of the companies that publicize them.

Don't Be Dazzled by Claims of Artificial Intelligence
From ACM Opinion

Don't Be Dazzled by Claims of Artificial Intelligence

Media coverage must hold tech companies to account over claims about AI.

AI Companies Are Massively Faking the Loophole in the Turing Test
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AI Companies Are Massively Faking the Loophole in the Turing Test

Claims that an AI has achieved human levels of understanding should be approached with skepticism until it can be shown that humans were not involved.
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