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Effective Altruism Is Pushing a Dangerous Brand of AI Safety
From ACM Opinion

Effective Altruism Is Pushing a Dangerous Brand of AI Safety

This philosophy fuels the artificial intelligence research agenda, creating a harmful system in the name of saving humanity.

Three Key Takeaways from Meta's Galactica AI
From ACM Opinion

Three Key Takeaways from Meta's Galactica AI

We should look at Galactica's initial failure as another scientific experiment, one that can bring us one step closer to success.

The 'End of Crypto'? Not So Fast
From ACM Opinion

The 'End of Crypto'? Not So Fast

The trust lost in the FTX debacle will take years to rebuild, but it is certainly not the end of crypto.

Global Perspectives of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
From Communications of the ACM

Global Perspectives of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ACM luminaries describe how their experiences with DEI issues vary between the different continents where they have lived.

Why Synthetic Data Is Key to Paving the Way for Smart Cities
From ACM Opinion

Why Synthetic Data Is Key to Paving the Way for Smart Cities

Synthetic data helps in projects that place heavy demand on data.

More Crypto Regulation Is Needed—Now
From ACM Opinion

More Crypto Regulation Is Needed—Now

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission must use the FTX collapse to get clear about the rules and regulations that govern the crypto ecosystem.

 Why Don't Robots Have Rights? A Lawyer's Response
From ACM Opinion

Why Don't Robots Have Rights? A Lawyer's Response

Robots are hardware and software packages that lack a nature or any abilities outside of whatever their designers imagine.

 Why Don't Robots Have Rights?
From ACM Opinion

Why Don't Robots Have Rights?

In the future, people may look back with horror at how humans treated AI in the 21st century.

How AI Is Generating a Tech Industry Upturn
From ACM Opinion

How AI Is Generating a Tech Industry Upturn

We have a whole new era of exuberance on our hands.

Fix Tech Staffing with Rightsizing, not Layoffs
From ACM Careers

Fix Tech Staffing with Rightsizing, not Layoffs

With the latest downturn in the tech industry, analysts urge for rightsizing rather than laying off IT staff.

Scientists Increasingly Cannot Explain How AI Works
From ACM Opinion

Scientists Increasingly Cannot Explain How AI Works

AI researchers are warning developers to focus more on how and why a system produces certain results than the fact that the system can accurately and rapidly produce...

Avoid Diluting Democracy by Algorithms
From ACM Opinion

Avoid Diluting Democracy by Algorithms

AI researchers tend to use the concepts of democracy and democratization in ways that are only loosely connected to their political and historical meanings.

AI in Medicine Is Overhyped
From ACM Opinion

AI in Medicine Is Overhyped

AI models for healthcare that predict disease are not as accurate as reports might suggest.

AI Model Transferability in Healthcare: A Sociotechnical Perspective
From ACM Opinion

AI Model Transferability in Healthcare: A Sociotechnical Perspective

To realize the promised benefits of applying AI and ML models at scale, a roadmap of the challenges and potential solutions to sociotechnical transferability is...

Intelligent Futures in Task Assistance
From Communications of the ACM

Intelligent Futures in Task Assistance

Applying lessons learned developing and deploying task management software.

What Must All Post-Secondary Students Learn about Computing?
From Communications of the ACM

What Must All Post-Secondary Students Learn about Computing?

Expanding students' understanding of computing's potential.

Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters
From ACM Opinion

Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters

A study of gamer behavior finds they shy away from gay characters, regardless of their strengths.

AI Should Supercharge Workers, not Compete with Them
From ACM Opinion

AI Should Supercharge Workers, not Compete with Them

The economy could get a boost if machine-learning engineers switched from copying human abilities to augmenting them.

Is This the Beginning of the End of the Internet?
From ACM Opinion

Is This the Beginning of the End of the Internet?

How a single Texas ruling could change the Web forever.
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