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Playing With, and Against, Computers
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Playing With, and Against, Computers

2019 ACM Computing Prize recipient David Silver on developing the AlphaGo algorithm, his fascination with Go, and on teaching computers to play.

AI Ethics
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AI Ethics: A Call to Faculty

Integrating ethics into artificial intelligence education and development.

Whose Smartphone Is It?
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Whose Smartphone Is It?

Should two private companies have complete control over the world's cellphones?

Back of the Envelope
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Back of the Envelope

Back-of-the-envelope calculations are a powerful professional practice.

Women's Lives in Code
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Women's Lives in Code

Exploring Ellen Ullman's 'Close to the Machine' and AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire.'

Security Done Right Can Make Smart Cities Wise
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Security Done Right Can Make Smart Cities Wise

Seeking security improvements for smart cities.

Could Cyberwar Make the World Safer?
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Could Cyberwar Make the World Safer?

Perhaps, if nations can settle for slugging it out online, rather than with guns and missiles?

How Big Data Carried Graph Theory into New Dimensions
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How Big Data Carried Graph Theory into New Dimensions

Researchers are turning to the mathematics of higher-order interactions to better model complex connections in data

Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?
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Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?

Researchers are testing whether they can remove sensitive data without retraining AI systems from scratch

Deloitte's Quantum Computing Leader on the Technology's Healthcare Future
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Deloitte's Quantum Computing Leader on the Technology's Healthcare Future

Scott Buchholz believes it will improve healthcare analytics, disease tracking and diagnosis, supply chains, drug discovery, and more

How to Do Machine Learning without an Army of Data Scientists
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How to Do Machine Learning without an Army of Data Scientists

Machine learning is still harder than it needs to be, but there are tools that can help

How AI Struggles with Bike Lanes and Bias
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How AI Struggles with Bike Lanes and Bias

Despite continued advances in AI, we still haven't solved some of its most basic problems

Embodied AI, Superintelligence, and the Master Algorithm
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Embodied AI, Superintelligence, and the Master Algorithm

What will take us from potential to reality in the next 18 months?

Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech
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Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech

A novel approach to rein in the largest technology companies, encourage competition and innovation, and help democracy

The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting
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The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting

California has begun enforcing a browser-level privacy setting, but you still can't find that option in Safari or iOS

What Do Developers Want and Need from Secure Coding Training?
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What Do Developers Want and Need from Secure Coding Training?

There is still confusion about the role developers play in software security

A European Union Approach to Regulating Big Tech
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A European Union Approach to Regulating Big Tech

Considering a new regulatory proposal for addressing digital market competition concerns.

In Praise of the Disassembler
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In Praise of the Disassembler

There is much to be learned from the lower-level details of hardware.

Responsible AI
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Responsible AI: Bridging From Ethics to Practice

Recommendations for increasing the benefits of artificial intelligence technologies.

Science Needs to Engage With Society
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Science Needs to Engage With Society: Some Lessons From COVID-19

Recent experiences toward communicating science to the general public.
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