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Nicki Washington: How Tackling Tech's Diversity Challenges Can Spur Innovation
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Nicki Washington: How Tackling Tech's Diversity Challenges Can Spur Innovation

Computer scientist and educator says technology's diversity problems begin in learning and working environments

Jeannette Wing: How Computing Has Transformed
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Jeannette Wing: How Computing Has Transformed

Data science expert talks about how trustworthy AI and causal reasoning can help society solve real-world problems

What's Missing from the Push to Diversify Tech?
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What's Missing from the Push to Diversify Tech?

Focusing on hiring pipelines or career pathways alone won't solve tech's diversity and inclusion problems.

Where Computing Might Go Next
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Where Computing Might Go Next

The future of computing depends in part on how we reckon with its past

How AI Is Reinventing What Computers Are
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How AI Is Reinventing What Computers Are

Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute

The Voices of Women in Tech Are Still Being Erased
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The Voices of Women in Tech Are Still Being Erased

Women in computing have been silenced more often than they've been listened to

Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech
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Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech

A novel approach to rein in the largest technology companies, encourage competition and innovation, and help democracy

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.

The Coming Productivity Boom
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The Coming Productivity Boom

AI and other digital technologies have been surprisingly slow to improve economic growth. But that could be about to change.

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.

Stop Talking About AI Ethics. It's Time to Talk About Power
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Stop Talking About AI Ethics. It's Time to Talk About Power

AI scholar Kate Crawford explores the history of artificial intelligence and its impact on the physical world in her new book, Atlas of AI.

AI Pioneer Geoff Hinton: 'Deep Learning Is Going to Be Able to Do Everything'
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AI Pioneer Geoff Hinton: 'Deep Learning Is Going to Be Able to Do Everything'

Thirty years ago, Geoffrey Hinton's belief in neural networks was contrarian. Now it's hard to find people who disagree with him.

Why the Most Controversial U.S. Internet Law Is Worth Saving
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Why the Most Controversial U.S. Internet Law Is Worth Saving

Donald Trump and Joe Biden both want to throw out Section 230. Here's why America should fix it instead. By Paul M. Barrett, deputy director of the NYU Stern Center...

The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal
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The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal

Researchers are too focused on whether AI systems can ace tests of dubious value. They should be testing whether systems grasp how the world works.

Here’s One Way to Make Daily Covid-19 Testing Feasible on a Mass Scale
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Here’s One Way to Make Daily Covid-19 Testing Feasible on a Mass Scale

Pooling tests with the help of machine learning can allow us to safely reopen without a vaccine.

How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization
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How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization

These canaries in the coal mines of AI would be signs that superintelligent robot overlords are approaching.

The AI Community Needs fo Take Responsibility for Its Technology and Its Actions
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The AI Community Needs fo Take Responsibility for Its Technology and Its Actions

Celeste Kidd, a cognitive psychologist, challenged the audience to think critically about the future they want to build.

The AI Community Needs fo Take Responsibility for Its Technology and Its Actions
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The AI Community Needs fo Take Responsibility for Its Technology and Its Actions

Celeste Kidd, a cognitive psychologist, challenged the audience to think critically about the future they want to build.

AI Researchers Need to Stop Hiding the Climate Toll of Their Work
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AI Researchers Need to Stop Hiding the Climate Toll of Their Work

Researchers are sounding the alarm about the surprisingly large carbon footprint of the computations required for deep learning.

Here Are 10 Ways AI Could Help Fight Climate Change
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Here Are 10 Ways AI Could Help Fight Climate Change

An international team of 22 big name AI researchers have laid out a road map suggesting how machine learning can help save the planet and humanity from imminent...
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