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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

What I Learned Surrendering My Life to Algorithms
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What I Learned Surrendering My Life to Algorithms

What happens when someone leaves daily choices about music, food, wardrobe, and more up to online algorithms for a week

Why Tesla's 'Beta Testing' Puts the Public at Risk
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Why Tesla's 'Beta Testing' Puts the Public at Risk

Elon Musk has turned American streets into a public laboratory for the company's supposed self-driving car technology

If You Don't Trust A.I. Yet, You're Not Wrong
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If You Don't Trust A.I. Yet, You're Not Wrong

Americans have good reason to be skeptical of artificial intelligence

Embodied AI, Superintelligence, and the Master Algorithm
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Embodied AI, Superintelligence, and the Master Algorithm

What will take us from potential to reality in the next 18 months?

Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech
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Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech

A novel approach to rein in the largest technology companies, encourage competition and innovation, and help democracy

Why So Many Young People Hate STEM Courses
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Why So Many Young People Hate STEM Courses

A high school senior recounts why she almost gave up on her dream of becoming a scientist

The Question Medical AI Can't Answer
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The Question Medical AI Can't Answer

It's unable to tell us why it came to a particular decision—and that's crucial information

The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting
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The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting

California has begun enforcing a browser-level privacy setting, but you still can't find that option in Safari or iOS

Why Artificial Intelligence Isn't Intelligent
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Why Artificial Intelligence Isn't Intelligent

The term "artificial intelligence" alone fuels confusion and hype, say some experts

Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science
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Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science

Exploiting synergies between the disciplines advances both fields and can help establish a sustainable future.

Big Tech Has Outgrown This Planet
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Big Tech Has Outgrown This Planet

The gap keeps widening between the super-rich tech superstars and the merely super. There's one possible explanation.

Biden's 'Antitrust Revolution' Overlooks AI—at Americans' Peril
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Biden's 'Antitrust Revolution' Overlooks AI—at Americans' Peril

A handful of companies have outsize influence on the world's AI. Policymakers must act now to stem the rise of powerful monopolies.

But Is the Code (Re)usable?
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But Is the Code (Re)usable?

It is crucial to guarantee the reproducibility of reported results, but don't forget to make research artifacts reusable for the scientific community

How to Create Successful Developer Products
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How to Create Successful Developer Products

Interested in building software for developers? Follow these three design principles from Akita Software CEO Jean Yang.

The Crackdown in China Is a Hot Mess, and It's Coming for Us
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The Crackdown in China Is a Hot Mess, and It's Coming for Us

Recent moves by the Chinese government against tech companies represent a terrifying government action.

Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits
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Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits

Governance of highly automated systems is critical to garner widespread public trust

Oh No…Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Build a Metaverse
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Oh No…Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Build a Metaverse

The concept of a metaverse is intriguing, but I don't want Facebook to build it
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