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Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets
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Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets

New legislation could simplify tech maintenance and make buying a new smartphone or computer the last resort.

Why Business and Academia Need Each Other for Better AI
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Why Business and Academia Need Each Other for Better AI

The best way to accelerate innovation is through cooperation between academics and business.

BBC Interviewer Found Himself on a Sticky Wicket With Google CEO
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BBC Interviewer Found Himself on a Sticky Wicket With Google CEO

Amol Rajan's questioning failed to get behind the defenses of Sundar Pichai's 'nice guy' media image.

With Internet Shutdowns, India Is Violating a 'Duty to Memory'
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With Internet Shutdowns, India Is Violating a 'Duty to Memory'

The shutdowns, aimed at quelling unrest, undercut the nation's moral and ethical obligation to record history as it is.

The Computer Scientist Training AI to Think With Analogies
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The Computer Scientist Training AI to Think With Analogies

Digital minds will never truly be like ours until they can make analogies.

Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of a Freelance JavaScript Developer
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Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of a Freelance JavaScript Developer

Being a developer requires more than just being good at coding. Here's how one full-stack developer gets the job done.

Is the U.S. Labor Shortage the Big Break AI Needs?
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Is the U.S. Labor Shortage the Big Break AI Needs?

Companies experiencing labor shortages should consider where AI can make their employees' lives better and easier.

The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private
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The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private

The rise of social media, Google, and online shopping and banking has made us far more exposed than back in the Internet’s infancy.

The Importance of STEM Education Goes Beyond Building a Workforce
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The Importance of STEM Education Goes Beyond Building a Workforce

STEM education researcher Cornelia Connolly speaks to the invaluable nature of computer science education, diversity, and equality.

Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.
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Everyone Should Decide How Their Digital Data Is Used—Not Just Tech Cos.

Smartphones, sensors, and consumer habits reveal much about society. Too few people have a say in how the data is created and used.

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter: Why Today's Data Privacy Approaches Don't Work
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FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter: Why Today's Data Privacy Approaches Don't Work

The era of the Federal Trade Commission being dismissed as having some bark and little bite appears to be over.

We Need Remote Work for Everyone
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We Need Remote Work for Everyone

The ability to work online shouldn't be a nice-to-have for a select few, but an option for all.

Why Machine Learning Can't Understand Human Language
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Why Machine Learning Can't Understand Human Language

While larger deep neural networks can incrementally improveme specific tasks, they aren't fit for general natural language understanding.

Kubernetes Magic Is in Enterprise Standardization, Not App Portability
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Kubernetes Magic Is in Enterprise Standardization, Not App Portability

Kubernetes isn't going to magically make your applications portable, but it just might give you something even better.

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.

If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong
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If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong

It can't supply absolute truths about the world, but it brings us steadily closer.

What OpenAI and GitHub's AI Pair Programmer Means for the Software Industry
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What OpenAI and GitHub's AI Pair Programmer Means for the Software Industry

AI-powered code generator provides some interesting hints about the business of large language models and the future of the software industry.

Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They're Making Them Worse.
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Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They're Making Them Worse.

The robot apocalypse is already here, it just looks different than you thought.

Algorithmic Impact Assessments Should Leverage Diverse Expertise and Complex Histories
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Algorithmic Impact Assessments Should Leverage Diverse Expertise and Complex Histories

There is a pressing need to establish algorithmic impact assessment practices from the ground up.

Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just
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Alondra Nelson Wants to Make Science and Tech More Just

The deputy director of the White House science office plans to tackle algorithmic bias and start candid conversations about the past.
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