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H-1B Visas Allow U.S. Companies to Thrive
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H-1B Visas Allow U.S. Companies to Thrive

Some longstanding opponents of legal and illegal immigration are using the high unemployment rates stemming from the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to keep necessary...

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.

BCS calls for computer coding in scientific research to be more professional
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BCS calls for computer coding in scientific research to be more professional

A BCS position paper finds the software coding practices of non-computer-science scientists to be insufficiently professional.

Teaming Up with Artificial Intelligence
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Teaming Up with Artificial Intelligence

What makes a human-AI dream team?

Kode Vicious Plays in Traffic
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Kode Vicious Plays in Traffic

With increasing complexity comes increasing risk.

Technology Adoption
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Technology Adoption

The S-shaped curve of technology adoption is a welcome recurrence in an otherwise chaotic adoption world.

Studying Programming in the Neuroage
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Studying Programming in the Neuroage: Just a Crazy Idea?

Programming research has entered the Neuroage.

AI and Accessibility
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AI and Accessibility

A discussion of ethical considerations.

A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans
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A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans

A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. His decades of warnings are gaining more attention. ...

Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?
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Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?

The biggest social network in the world has the wrong idea for how to fight Covid-19 conspiracies.

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.

My Battle with COVID-19
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My Battle with COVID-19

Azer Bestavros, associate provost for computing and data sciences at Boston University, describes the toll his month-long ordeal with the coronavirus took on his...

Don't Regulate Artificial Intelligence: Starve It
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Don't Regulate Artificial Intelligence: Starve It

The potential dangers of artificial intelligence are great enough to required great care about how powerful we allow it to become.

Why Zoom Is Terrible
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Why Zoom Is Terrible

There's a reason video apps make you feel awkward and unfulfilled.

Husband and Wife Start Scholarship for International CS Grad Students
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Husband and Wife Start Scholarship for International CS Grad Students

Subhachandra Chandra and Nandita Dukkipati discuss the Chandra Family Scholarship, which will go to a first-year international graduate student majoring in computer...

Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years.
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Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years.

The landscape is evolving quickly.

Professor Leads COVID-19 Test Site Mapping Effort
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Professor Leads COVID-19 Test Site Mapping Effort

Big data and artificial intelligence expert Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is spearheading a mapping effort conducted by software engineers and student volunteers from the...
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