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 Facebook Whistleblower Sophie Zhang Has a Message for the Tech Press, Too
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Facebook Whistleblower Sophie Zhang Has a Message for the Tech Press, Too

Zhang came forward with allegations against Facebook long before Frances Haugen, so why has it taken so long for people to listen?

Facebook Uses Deceptive Math to Hide Its Hate Speech Problem
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Facebook Uses Deceptive Math to Hide Its Hate Speech Problem

The company claims its AI is amazing at removing harmful content, but internal documents suggest the algorithm is ineffective

Meta Learning and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning
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Meta Learning and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning

Stanford professor Chelsea Finn talks about robotics and meta learning research

How Congress' Parade of Tech Hearings Totally Lost the Plot
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How Congress' Parade of Tech Hearings Totally Lost the Plot

Political theater has replaced anything resembling achievement

Why Robots Should Fear Death as Much as We Do
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Why Robots Should Fear Death as Much as We Do

To gain full artificial general intelligence, perhaps machines need to fear their own mortality

The FDA Should Better Regulate Medical Algorithms
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The FDA Should Better Regulate Medical Algorithms

Most do not require the agency's approval, and those that do often don't require clinical trial

Which Crypto Platform Will Rule Them All?
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Which Crypto Platform Will Rule Them All?

Can Ethereum remain the crypto platform of choice for developers?

Instagram Isn't the Only Social Media That's Hurting Girls
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Instagram Isn't the Only Social Media That's Hurting Girls

Researchers and reporters have been documenting social media's harmful effects on kids prior to whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony

Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World
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Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is developing principles to guard against powerful technologies—with input from the public

Supersized AIs: Are Truly Intelligent Machines Just a Matter of Scale?
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Supersized AIs: Are Truly Intelligent Machines Just a Matter of Scale?

Gigantic neural networks that write with remarkable fluency have led to suggestions that scaling up will usher in ultimately true machine intelligence

The DOJ Wants Companies to Admit Their Cybersecurity Problems
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The DOJ Wants Companies to Admit Their Cybersecurity Problems

Agency plans to use Civil War-era "Lincoln Law" to enforce cybersecurity disclosure

The Challenges of Regulating Cryptocurrency
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The Challenges of Regulating Cryptocurrency

The S.E.C. has yet to set clear rules on cryptocurrencies, leaving the industry guessing. Maybe that's how the agency wants it.

Will the Cloud Eat Your AI?
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Will the Cloud Eat Your AI?

Big cloud providers have a lot going for them when it comes to AI, but are they the only game in town?

Facebook Can't Be Saved
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Facebook Can't Be Saved

Whistleblower Frances Haugen told senators that Facebook shouldn't be broken up, but its problems are a direct consequence of its size.

It's Time to Stop Paying for a VPN
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It's Time to Stop Paying for a VPN

Many services meant to protect your Web browsing can no longer be trusted

 Losing Facebook Is Bad, but Losing WhatsApp Is Worse
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Losing Facebook Is Bad, but Losing WhatsApp Is Worse

What happens when you lose the encrypted messaging app everyone uses?

Amazon Should Invent With Care
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Amazon Should Invent With Care

Amazon's spirit of invention is refreshing, but technologists must think through the consequences.

Big Tech's Congressional Circus Rolls On
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Big Tech's Congressional Circus Rolls On

The Congressional response to Big Tech continues to underwhelm

Why OpenAI's Codex Won't Replace Coders
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Why OpenAI's Codex Won't Replace Coders

Human programmers can actually become more powerful and efficient with Codex
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