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AI in Medicine Is Overhyped
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AI in Medicine Is Overhyped

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

Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters
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Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters

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

AI Needs Pragmatists and Blue-Sky Visionaries
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AI Needs Pragmatists and Blue-Sky Visionaries

For humanity's brightest future, the blue-sky, lofty thinkers in AI need the help of the muddy-boots pragmatists.

There Are Too Few Women in Computer Science and Engineering
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There Are Too Few Women in Computer Science and Engineering

The problem is not disinterest; it is the culture of these fields and how they exclude women and girls.

Data Breaches Involve the Same Stories Again and Again
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Data Breaches Involve the Same Stories Again and Again

Only when we learn from them can we make headway in stopping the cycle.

Should Machines Replace Mathematicians?
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Should Machines Replace Mathematicians?

A "replication crisis" in mathematics raises questions about the purpose of knowledge.

Who Is Liable when AI Kills?
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Who Is Liable when AI Kills?

We need to change rules and institutions while still promoting innovation to protect people from faulty AI.

Science Needs to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint
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Science Needs to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint

Greenhouse gas emissions from research damage the climate.

Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection
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Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection

It's not government Americans don't trust with their data; it's the opposite political party.

Artificial General Intelligence Is Not as Imminent as You Might Think
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Artificial General Intelligence Is Not as Imminent as You Might Think

A close look reveals that the newest systems, including DeepMind's much-hyped Gato, are still stymied by the same old problems.

We Should Not Try to Make Conscious Software—Until We Should
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We Should Not Try to Make Conscious Software—Until We Should

Eventually, the most ethical option might be to divert all resources toward building very happy machines.

It's Time to Open the Black Box of Social Media
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It's Time to Open the Black Box of Social Media

Social media cos. need to give their data to independent researchers to better understand how to keep users safe.
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