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The Elephant in the Room
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The Elephant in the Room

It is time to get the POSIX elephant off our necks.

Four Ways to Add Active Learning to Computing Courses
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Four Ways to Add Active Learning to Computing Courses

How active-learning techniques can benefit students in computing courses.

Gavriella Schuster: Empowering Women in Tech
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Gavriella Schuster: Empowering Women in Tech

Despite efforts to attract women into the tech industry, the representation of women at mid-tier and leadership levels remains depressingly static.

What's Next for Quantum Computing?
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What's Next for Quantum Computing?

Companies are moving away from setting qubit records in favor of practical hardware and long-term goals.

Fears about AI Are Overblown
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Fears about AI Are Overblown

ChatGPT is a net gain for society.

Dense Visual Representations, NeRFs, and LLMs for Robotics
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Dense Visual Representations, NeRFs, and LLMs for Robotics

Google research scientist Pete Florence discusses how robotics can benefit from dense visual representations, neural radiance fields, and large language models....

Interpretability of Artificial Neural Network Models in AI versus Neuroscience
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Interpretability of Artificial Neural Network Models in AI versus Neuroscience

Potential synergies and tensions between neuroscientists and AI researchers in interpreting artificial neural networks.

Advancing Ethics Review Practices in AI Research
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Advancing Ethics Review Practices in AI Research

Recent initiatives to implement AI ethics review processes, better understand societal impacts, and share learnings have had a positive effect, but more needs to...

AI Is Now Essential National Infrastructure
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AI Is Now Essential National Infrastructure

Building government artificial intelligence capability is as important as roads and rail.

Can AI Invent?
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Can AI Invent?

Recent patent applications for two inventions that are claimed to have been made by an AI are bringing these questions to the fore.

The Overlooked Upsides of Algorithms in the Workplace
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The Overlooked Upsides of Algorithms in the Workplace

Orly Lobel, a law professor at the University of San Diego, believes technology can make the world a better place — and she knows in 2022, that makes her a bit...

The AI Ethicist's Dirty Hands Problem
From Communications of the ACM

The AI Ethicist's Dirty Hands Problem

Attempting to balance sometimes-conflicting interests.

Are We Cobblers without Shoes?
From Communications of the ACM

Are We Cobblers without Shoes?: Making Computer Science Data FAIR

In search of more efficient data sharing.

The End of Programming
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The End of Programming

The end of classical computer science is coming, and most of us are dinosaurs waiting for the meteor to hit.

Are Software Updates Useless against Advanced Persistent Threats?
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Are Software Updates Useless against Advanced Persistent Threats?

Considering the conundrum of software updates.

Getting a Handle on Handles
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Getting a Handle on Handles

Navigating moniker management.

From Quantum Computing to Quantum Communications
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From Quantum Computing to Quantum Communications

Attempting to disentangle mechanical principles.

What Does It Mean to Align AI with Human Values?
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What Does It Mean to Align AI with Human Values?

Making sure our machines understand the intent behind our instructions requires understanding intelligence itself.

What Social Media Regulation Could Look Like
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What Social Media Regulation Could Look Like

Think of pipelines, not utilities.

Your Creativity Will Not Save Your Job from AI
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Your Creativity Will Not Save Your Job from AI

Once considered capable only of unimaginative, routine work, the robots of today craft articles and create award-winning art.
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