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Should Oversight of Biased AI Be Left up to People?
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Should Oversight of Biased AI Be Left up to People?

Mounting research shows humans may not be up to the task of reigning in runaway algorithms

Building Computer Models That See Everything
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Building Computer Models That See Everything

Advanced modeling and experimental techniques help computational neuroscientist understand how our minds try to perceive the world

Battery Pioneer Akira Yoshino Talks Tesla, Apple, and the Electric Future
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Battery Pioneer Akira Yoshino Talks Tesla, Apple, and the Electric Future

2019 Nobel Prize winner discusses the prospect of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and autonomous electric vehicles that charge themselves

Governments and Businesses Must Unite to Combat Ransomware Threat
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Governments and Businesses Must Unite to Combat Ransomware Threat

Cybersecurity expert says nations must stop sheltering bad actors in order to thwart threats and attacks

Now Is the Time to Prepare for the Quantum Computing Revolution
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Now Is the Time to Prepare for the Quantum Computing Revolution

Quantum computing is likely five to 10 years away, says one expert, but waiting until it happens will put your organization behind.

The Tech and Social Impact of AI's Emerging Foundation Models
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The Tech and Social Impact of AI's Emerging Foundation Models

They could be pivotal for the future of not only machine learning but also society as a whole

Playing With, and Against, Computers
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Playing With, and Against, Computers

2019 ACM Computing Prize recipient David Silver on developing the AlphaGo algorithm, his fascination with Go, and on teaching computers to play.

Deloitte's Quantum Computing Leader on the Technology's Healthcare Future
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Deloitte's Quantum Computing Leader on the Technology's Healthcare Future

Scott Buchholz believes it will improve healthcare analytics, disease tracking and diagnosis, supply chains, drug discovery, and more

The Computer Scientist Training AI to Think With Analogies
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The Computer Scientist Training AI to Think With Analogies

Digital minds will never truly be like ours until they can make analogies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Reinventing Virtual Machines
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Reinventing Virtual Machines

The notion of scalable operating systems led Mendel Rosenblum to virtual machines, which have revolutionized datacenters and enabled modern cloud computing.
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