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Data Scientists' Important Role in Defeating COVID Vaccine Skepticism
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Data Scientists' Important Role in Defeating COVID Vaccine Skepticism

Without a basic understanding of data measures and how they're computed, data-driven vaccine safety and effectiveness messages can become meaningless sound bites...

Can Machines Control Our Brains?
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Can Machines Control Our Brains?

Advances in brain-computer interface technology are impressive, but not close to anything resembling mind control.

'Clearly AI Is Going to Win'
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'Clearly AI Is Going to Win'

Nobel-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman discusses listening to science, avoiding system noise, and the inevitability of AI over human intelligence.

European AI Needs Strategic Leadership, Not Overregulation
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European AI Needs Strategic Leadership, Not Overregulation

EU regulation of AI could limit the use cases and innovation and put the EU in a technologically inferior position globally.

Defining a Role for AI Ethics in National Security
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Defining a Role for AI Ethics in National Security

Mariarosaria Taddeo, an associate professor and senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Dstl Ethics Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, discusses...

Stop the Emerging AI Cold War
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Stop the Emerging AI Cold War

Proliferating military artificial intelligence will leave the world less safe—so we must focus on ethics and global cooperation, argues Denise Garcia, vice-chair...

Cooperative AI: Machines Must Learn to Find Common Ground
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Cooperative AI: Machines Must Learn to Find Common Ground

To help humanity solve fundamental problems of cooperation, scientists need to reconceive artificial intelligence as deeply social.

Trustworthy Scientific Computing
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Trustworthy Scientific Computing

Addressing the trust issues underlying the current limits on data sharing.

Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics
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Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics

In pursuit of professional status for computing professionals.

CS Unplugged or Coding Classes?
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CS Unplugged or Coding Classes?

Perhaps a more appropriate question is 'Why not both'?

Understanding Law and the Rule of Law
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Understanding Law and the Rule of Law: A Plea to Augment CS Curricula

Why law matters for computer scientists and other folk.

The 10 Best Practices for Remote Software Engineering
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The 10 Best Practices for Remote Software Engineering

Focusing on the human element of remote software engineer productivity.

Let's Be Honest
From Communications of the ACM

Let's Be Honest

Seeking to rectify the two mutually exclusive ways of comparing computational power — encoding and simulation.

Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud
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Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud

Speculators might make money on cryptocurrency, but the arguments for its usefulness fail completely.

Why Bitcoin Is Bad for the Environment
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Why Bitcoin Is Bad for the Environment

Cryptocurrency mining uses huge amounts of power — and can be as destructive as the real thing.

Tech in the Post-Pandemic World
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Tech in the Post-Pandemic World

Assessing its future, both the bad and the good.

Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanity
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Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanity

To date, hacking has exclusively been a human activity. Not for long.

Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It
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Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It

Google recently decided to adopt a new way to track users, and says it's more private than cookies and nearly as effective for advertising. The rest of the Internet...

Data Is Power
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Data Is Power

Data has become a critical source of power, yet remains largely ungoverned. Washington needs to craft new rules.

Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy
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Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy

The unregulated practice of data brokerage is incredibly dangerous and harmful, and policymakers can ignore it no longer.
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