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The Turing Test Is Bad for Business
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The Turing Test Is Bad for Business

Technology should focus on the complementarity game, not the imitation game

The Chip That Could Transform Computing
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The Chip That Could Transform Computing

Apple's new M1 processors are generating loads of power...and excitement

Teens and Social Media: The Question We're Not Asking
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Teens and Social Media: The Question We're Not Asking

Should they be using these services at all?

Artificial Intelligence Needs to Slow Down
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Artificial Intelligence Needs to Slow Down

Timnit Gebru believes the incentives around AI research are all wrong

'Yeah, We're Spooked', Says Expert about AI's Potential Impact
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'Yeah, We're Spooked', Says Expert about AI's Potential Impact

Professor Stuart Russell says field of AI needs to grow up quickly to ensure humans remain in control

AI and the Intelligence Community: The Tangled Web of Budget and Acquisition
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AI and the Intelligence Community: The Tangled Web of Budget and Acquisition

The intelligence community still faces basic hurdles as it moves to transition and integrate AI at speed and scale

Why We Forgive Humans More Readily Than Machines
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Why We Forgive Humans More Readily Than Machines

When things go wrong, flexible moral intuitions cause us to judge computers more severely

Social Media Cos. Help African Governments Abuse 'Disinformation Laws'
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Social Media Cos. Help African Governments Abuse 'Disinformation Laws'

Social media platforms alternate between ignoring disinformation and launching broad crackdowns on user speech

Meta's Andrew Bosworth on Moving Facebook to the Metaverse
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Meta's Andrew Bosworth on Moving Facebook to the Metaverse

'The magnitude of technological shifts that we are trying to manifest here hasn't been attempted in a long time'

RL Benchmarking, Climate Impacts of AI, and AI for Law
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RL Benchmarking, Climate Impacts of AI, and AI for Law

Stanford JD-PhD candidate Peter Henderson talks about creating robust decision-making systems and ML methods that benefit society

Complexity Is Killing Software Developers
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Complexity Is Killing Software Developers

How to regain control, without losing out on the best these technologies have to offer

The Metaverse Is Simply Big Tech, but Bigger
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The Metaverse Is Simply Big Tech, but Bigger

It's a rebrand of Silicon Valley's increasing power and reach, and it's made for companies, not people

Anne Carpenter: Her Machine Learning Tools Pull Insights from Cell Images
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Anne Carpenter: Her Machine Learning Tools Pull Insights from Cell Images

Computational biologist brings the power of machine learning to researchers seeking answers in mountains of cell images

Strong AI Requires Autonomous Building of Composable Models
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Strong AI Requires Autonomous Building of Composable Models

Models built by AI must encode the fundamental patterns of experience

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

Who Is Writing Our Digital Future, and Why It Matters?
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Who Is Writing Our Digital Future, and Why It Matters?

The world is not built for everybody—we must make sure every voice is heard and every body seen

Computer Science Education Is a Global Challenge
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Computer Science Education Is a Global Challenge

Analysis in the Brookings report shows a correlation between a country's economic position and implementation of computer science in schools.

Avoiding AI's Bad Reputation
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Avoiding AI's Bad Reputation

AI-based advertising models 'give tech a bad name,' says Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost

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.
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