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Why It's So Hard to Make Tech More Diverse
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Why It's So Hard to Make Tech More Diverse

Block Party founder Tracy Chou reflects on the obstacles she's encountered as a tech entrepreneur.

Faster Python Programming: How Developers Built Pyston and Where It Goes Next
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Faster Python Programming: How Developers Built Pyston and Where It Goes Next

Now in version 2.2, Pyston stakes its claim on the speed and performance of web applications.

Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just
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Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just

The deputy director of the White House science office plans to tackle algorithmic bias and start candid conversations about the past.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Business of Windows
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Business of Windows

Microsoft CEO discusses efforts to make Windows 11 more flexible and open than predecessors.

97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know
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97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know

Book authors discuss compilation featuring expert advice from Java leaders and practitioners.

Q&A with Google's Bill Magro
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Q&A with Google's Bill Magro

Google's new chief technologist of HPC talks quantum computers, AI, cloud, silicone packaging, interconnect technology, and expanding HPC's reach.

An Interview with Jim Keller: 'The Laziest Person at Tesla'
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An Interview with Jim Keller: 'The Laziest Person at Tesla'

Veteran chip designer covers his past lives, Moore's Law, AI-designed chips, security, ethics, and more.

When AI Becomes Child's Play
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When AI Becomes Child's Play

Algorithms trained in pattern recognition struggle to understand kids.

Are We Waiting for Everyone to Get Hacked?
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Are We Waiting for Everyone to Get Hacked?

Leon Panetta is one of the few American government officials who can look around at the nation's rolling cyberdisasters and justifiably say, “I told you so.”

Does AI Have an Alignment Problem?
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Does AI Have an Alignment Problem?

The problems and the possibilities of AI are, in a very deep way, the problems and possibilities of humanity.

First Science Adviser in Biden Cabinet Talks COVID, Spying, and More
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First Science Adviser in Biden Cabinet Talks COVID, Spying, and More

As a member of the Biden cabinet, new OSTP Director Eric Lander may have more access and influence than any science adviser before him.

A Number Theorist Who Connects Math to Other Creative Pursuits
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A Number Theorist Who Connects Math to Other Creative Pursuits

Jordan Ellenberg calls on mathematics to explore everything from Internet fads to voting rights.

Self-Driving Cars Might Never Be Able to Drive Themselves
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Self-Driving Cars Might Never Be Able to Drive Themselves

Producing truly autonomous vehicles requires a fundamental shift in current approaches.

Shoshana Zuboff: Why You Should Care About Privacy
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Shoshana Zuboff: Why You Should Care About Privacy

The author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism talks about why people should pay attention to how big tech companies are using their information.

Charlie Marcus Knows That Quantum Facts Aren't Complicated
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Charlie Marcus Knows That Quantum Facts Aren't Complicated

The secret to making a qubit for future quantum computers might depend on knowing how to tie knots in unusual materials, argues quantum physicist Charlie Marcus...

Understanding the Differences Between Biological and Computer Vision
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Understanding the Differences Between Biological and Computer Vision

Harvard Medical University Professor Gabriel Kreiman provides an account of how humans and animals process visual data and how far techno come toward replicating...

Quantifying Uncertainty in Deep Learning
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Quantifying Uncertainty in Deep Learning

Aalto University Professor Arno Solin discusses how to improve deep learning uncertainty with doctoral student Lassi Meronen.

Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots
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Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots

To build a general artificial intelligence, we may need to know more about our own minds, argues computer scientist Melanie Mitchell.

AI Drives Crossword-Solving Program to Tournament Victory
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AI Drives Crossword-Solving Program to Tournament Victory

Plagued by unifinished crossword puzzles? Matt Ginsberg, a pro crossword writer and AI scientist, wrote a program that solves crosswords.

AI May Have a Lot to Learn From Children
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AI May Have a Lot to Learn From Children

Exploratory learning, the kind that is exhibited by children, might better inform AI development than the habitual learning processes employed by adults, according...
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