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The Four Horsemen of an Ailing Software Project
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The Four Horsemen of an Ailing Software Project

Don't let the pale rider catch you with an exception.

The Context Problem in Artificial Intelligence
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The Context Problem in Artificial Intelligence

The artificial intelligence design challenge of teaming humans and machines is difficult because machines cannot read the context of use.

Why Synthetic Data Is Key to Paving the Way for Smart Cities
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Why Synthetic Data Is Key to Paving the Way for Smart Cities

Synthetic data helps in projects that place heavy demand on data.

 Why Don't Robots Have Rights? A Lawyer's Response
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Why Don't Robots Have Rights? A Lawyer's Response

Robots are hardware and software packages that lack a nature or any abilities outside of whatever their designers imagine.

 Why Don't Robots Have Rights?
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Why Don't Robots Have Rights?

In the future, people may look back with horror at how humans treated AI in the 21st century.

How AI Is Generating a Tech Industry Upturn
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How AI Is Generating a Tech Industry Upturn

We have a whole new era of exuberance on our hands.

Software Engineering in Physics Research
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Software Engineering in Physics Research

A discussion on how physics research scientists use software.

Scientists Increasingly Cannot Explain How AI Works
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Scientists Increasingly Cannot Explain How AI Works

AI researchers are warning developers to focus more on how and why a system produces certain results than the fact that the system can accurately and rapidly produce...

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.

AI Model Transferability in Healthcare: A Sociotechnical Perspective
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AI Model Transferability in Healthcare: A Sociotechnical Perspective

To realize the promised benefits of applying AI and ML models at scale, a roadmap of the challenges and potential solutions to sociotechnical transferability is...

The Computer Scientist Who Is Boosting Privacy on the Internet
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The Computer Scientist Who Is Boosting Privacy on the Internet

Harry Halpin has helped create a new kind of network that might enable more private Internet conversations.

AI and ML Observability
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AI and ML Observability

Andy Dang, head of Engineering at WhyLabs, discusses observability and data ops for AI/ML applications and how that differs from traditional observability.

Rethinking Silicon Valley
From Communications of the ACM

Rethinking Silicon Valley: Stewart Brand's Lost Journal

Discovering a hidden chapter in computing history.

Mobile-App Privacy Nutrition Labels Missing Key Ingredients for Success
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Mobile-App Privacy Nutrition Labels Missing Key Ingredients for Success

Android and iOS privacy labels confuse developers and end users.

AI Should Supercharge Workers, not Compete with Them
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AI Should Supercharge Workers, not Compete with Them

The economy could get a boost if machine-learning engineers switched from copying human abilities to augmenting them.

A Common-Sense Test for AI Could Lead to Smarter Machines
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A Common-Sense Test for AI Could Lead to Smarter Machines

Injecting common sense into AI could mean big things for humans.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Demos
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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Demos

One way to examine the relationship between AI and democracy is to turn the attention toward the very basic unit common to all forms of democracy: the people.

Securing the Company Jewels
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Securing the Company Jewels

GitHub and runbook security.

Data Platforms and Network Effects
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Data Platforms and Network Effects

How data-network effects create opportunities and inflate expectations.

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.
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