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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.

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.

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.

Building Artificial Intelligence: Reward Is Not Enough
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Building Artificial Intelligence: Reward Is Not Enough

Rewards are not enough to build artificial intelligence, says data scientist Herbert Roitblat, countering claims from a recent paper by DeepMind scientists.

Faster Python Programming: How Developers Built Pyston and Where It Goes Next
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Faster Python Programming: How Developers Built Pyston and Where It Goes Next

Now in version 2.2, Pyston stakes its claim on the speed and performance of web applications.

Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar
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Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar

Andrej Karpathy shares why the company still believes in a purely vision-based autonomous driving solution.

 The Danger of Anthropomorphic Language in Robotic AI Systems
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The Danger of Anthropomorphic Language in Robotic AI Systems

Clear, non-anthropomorphic language is central to dismantling misconceptions of AI as a black box.

97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know
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97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know

Book authors discuss compilation featuring expert advice from Java leaders and practitioners.

An Interview with Jim Keller: 'The Laziest Person at Tesla'
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An Interview with Jim Keller: 'The Laziest Person at Tesla'

Veteran chip designer covers his past lives, Moore's Law, AI-designed chips, security, ethics, and more.

Lessons From the Loo
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Lessons From the Loo

Illustrating privacy concepts with potty talk.

Responsible Computing During COVID-19 and Beyond
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Responsible Computing During COVID-19 and Beyond

Navigating the ethical and societal impacts of technologies.

The Limits of Differential Privacy (and Its Misuse in Data Release and Machine Learning)
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The Limits of Differential Privacy (and Its Misuse in Data Release and Machine Learning)

Differential privacy is not a silver bullet for all privacy problems.

The Brutal Truth About Bitcoin
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The Brutal Truth About Bitcoin

Are cryptocurrencies the wave of the future and should you be using and investing in them?

As Science Advances, Does Ockham's Razor Still Apply?
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As Science Advances, Does Ockham's Razor Still Apply?

The notion that the simpler explanation is usually right has been useful for centuries. New science may change that.

What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?
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What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?

To understand what quantum computers can do—and what they can’t—avoid falling for overly simple explanations.

Reward Is Enough for Generalized AI
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Reward Is Enough for Generalized AI

The generic objective of maximizing reward is enough to drive behavior that exhibits most abilities studied in natural and artificial intelligence.

Machine Learning Security Needs New Perspectives and Incentives
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Machine Learning Security Needs New Perspectives and Incentives

Researchers and developers racing to make deep learning available to different applications need to actively seek out and address security challenges before they...
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