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BBC Interviewer Found Himself on a Sticky Wicket With Google CEO
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BBC Interviewer Found Himself on a Sticky Wicket With Google CEO

Amol Rajan's questioning failed to get behind the defenses of Sundar Pichai's 'nice guy' media image.

With Internet Shutdowns, India Is Violating a 'Duty to Memory'
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With Internet Shutdowns, India Is Violating a 'Duty to Memory'

The shutdowns, aimed at quelling unrest, undercut the nation's moral and ethical obligation to record history as it is.

The U.S. Needs to Get Back in the Business of Making Chips
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The U.S. Needs to Get Back in the Business of Making Chips

Pandemic-induced supply disruptions and competition from China pressuring U.S. companies to manufacture semiconductors at home.

Is the U.S. Labor Shortage the Big Break AI Needs?
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Is the U.S. Labor Shortage the Big Break AI Needs?

Companies experiencing labor shortages should consider where AI can make their employees' lives better and easier.

The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private
From ACM Opinion

The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private

The rise of social media, Google, and online shopping and banking has made us far more exposed than back in the Internet’s infancy.

Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.
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Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.

Smartphones, sensors, and consumer habits reveal much about society. Too few people have a say in how the data is created and used.

We Need Remote Work for Everyone
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We Need Remote Work for Everyone

The ability to work online shouldn't be a nice-to-have for a select few, but an option for all.

Why Machine Learning Can't Understand Human Language
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Why Machine Learning Can't Understand Human Language

While larger deep neural networks can incrementally improveme specific tasks, they aren't fit for general natural language understanding.

Kubernetes Magic Is in Enterprise Standardization, Not App Portability
From ACM Opinion

Kubernetes Magic Is in Enterprise Standardization, Not App Portability

Kubernetes isn't going to magically make your applications portable, but it just might give you something even better.

The Trumpian Roots of the Chip Crisis
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The Trumpian Roots of the Chip Crisis

Blame the pandemic for the chip shortage, but the Trump administration's trade policy made the situation much worse.

If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong
From ACM Opinion

If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong

It can't supply absolute truths about the world, but it brings us steadily closer.

What OpenAI and GitHub's AI Pair Programmer Means for the Software Industry
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What OpenAI and GitHub's AI Pair Programmer Means for the Software Industry

AI-powered code generator provides some interesting hints about the business of large language models and the future of the software industry.

Building Artificial Intelligence: Reward Is Not Enough
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Building Artificial Intelligence: Reward Is Not Enough

Rewards are not enough to build artificial intelligence, says data scientist Herbert Roitblat, countering claims from a recent paper by DeepMind scientists.

 Non-Relational's Quiet Revolution in Databases
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Non-Relational's Quiet Revolution in Databases

It's no longer exciting to talk about the rise of non-relational databases, but it's happening all the same.

Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They're Making Them Worse.
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Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They're Making Them Worse.

The robot apocalypse is already here, it just looks different than you thought.

Algorithmic Impact Assessments Should Leverage Diverse Expertise and Complex Histories
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Algorithmic Impact Assessments Should Leverage Diverse Expertise and Complex Histories

There is a pressing need to establish algorithmic impact assessment practices from the ground up.

TinyML: What Is It and How Will It Change Machine Learning Best Practices?
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TinyML: What Is It and How Will It Change Machine Learning Best Practices?

TinyML will change machine-learning best practices by encouraging more developers to view it as a viable option.

Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar
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Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar

Andrej Karpathy shares why the company still believes in a purely vision-based autonomous driving solution.

 The Danger of Anthropomorphic Language in Robotic AI Systems
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The Danger of Anthropomorphic Language in Robotic AI Systems

Clear, non-anthropomorphic language is central to dismantling misconceptions of AI as a black box.

Paving the Way Towards Trustworthy and Responsible AI
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Paving the Way Towards Trustworthy and Responsible AI

Public sector AI innovation needs a more sophisticated, data-driven, and mature approach to ensure effectiveness of governments and better citizen outcomes.
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