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Q&A: Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst
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Q&A: Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst

Stephen Brobst, chief technology officer of Teradata., discusses his career path, his time with customers, storing programs on cassette tape, and more.

Technical Curiosity With a Philosophical Bent
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Technical Curiosity With a Philosophical Bent

Rohini Srivathsa, National Technology Officer at Microsoft India, talks about life, ethics, the future, and the power of diversity and inclusion.

Why Did We Go Digital?
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Why Did We Go Digital?

Princeton University's Ken Steiglitz feels an attachment to the analog.

Q&A: Google's Luiz André Barroso
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Q&A: Google's Luiz André Barroso

Google Vice President of Engineering Luiz André Barroso discusses his work, including improvements to the datacenter, Google Maps, and hardware design.

Learning the Language of Data Science
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Learning the Language of Data Science

Susan Gregurick, director of the Office of Data Science Strategy at the National Institutes of Health,  discusses her views of data science and how data can help...

The Impact of AI on Organizations
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The Impact of AI on Organizations

Implementing artificial intelligence through the looking glass of digital anthropology.

If Done Right, AI Could Make Policing Fairer
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If Done Right, AI Could Make Policing Fairer

Stanford's Fei-Fei Li says technology should be developed in an inclusive way that reflects our values.

Visa Freeze For STEM Workers: 'We're Cutting Off Our Future'
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Visa Freeze For STEM Workers: 'We're Cutting Off Our Future'

Jim Carrington of the Danforth Plant Science Center says President Trump's freeze on green cards and visas for new immigrants will do more harm than good for cities...

The Art of AI: An Interview with Kai-Fu Lee
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The Art of AI: An Interview with Kai-Fu Lee

Kai-Fu Lee, chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures in Beijing, discusses the global AI race, the current state of the field, and what comes next.

Shiri Melumad: Why Consumers Share Personal Information on Smartphones
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Shiri Melumad: Why Consumers Share Personal Information on Smartphones

People are willing to share deeper and more personal information when communicating on a smartphone compared with a personal computer. Wharton marketing professor...

For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better
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For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better

Demand for Chegg roughly doubled when schools shut down, but its chief executive, Dan Rosensweig, now needs to figure out how the company will adapt.

A Case for Banning Facial Recognition
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A Case for Banning Facial Recognition

A Google research scientist explains why she thinks the police shouldn't use facial recognition software.

Giving AI Common Sense
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Giving AI Common Sense

Can we teach smart machines what is obvious to every 10-year-old?

The Art of AI
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The Art of AI

Although popular narratives tend to focus on threats posed by artificial intelligence, many of the technology's dangers have been overhyped, its promises neglected...

Colin Garvey: A Zen Buddhist Monk's Approach to Democratizing AI
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Colin Garvey: A Zen Buddhist Monk's Approach to Democratizing AI

Colin Garvey, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, is preparing a policy report on AI-risk governance for a Washington think tank.

Interview with Margaret Wright
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Interview with Margaret Wright

Margaret H. Wright, a leading figure in numerical analysis for more than 40 years, was awarded the 2010 John von Neumann Prize.

Teaming Up with Artificial Intelligence
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Teaming Up with Artificial Intelligence

What makes a human-AI dream team?

How Quantum Computing Will Change the Future of AI
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How Quantum Computing Will Change the Future of AI

IonQ CEO Peter Chapman discusses a variety of quantum computing topics, including its future impact on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Can AI Become Conscious?
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Can AI Become Conscious?

Yes, but only if it runs on very different hardware, says Christof Koch of Seattle's Allen Institute for Brain Science.
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