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Giving an AI Control of Nuclear Weapons: What Could Go Wrong?
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Giving an AI Control of Nuclear Weapons: What Could Go Wrong?

The challenge of autonomous nuclear weapons is a serious one that has received little attention

Peering into the Black Box of Machine-Learning Algorithms
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Peering into the Black Box of Machine-Learning Algorithms

NBC correspondent's new book explores long-term dangers of using "behavior design" to hook users

India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game
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India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game

Some Indian Institutes of Technology are struggling to establish themselves and must quickly turn things around

Machine-Learning Robustness, Foundation Models, and Reproducibility
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Machine-Learning Robustness, Foundation Models, and Reproducibility

An interview with Percy Liang, associate professor of Computer Science at Stanford University

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets
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The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets

Retired and redacted datasets flagged as harmful or biased continue to rear their ugly heads

David Chalmers: Virtual Reality Is as Real as Real Reality
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David Chalmers: Virtual Reality Is as Real as Real Reality

Philosopher explains how virtual worlds shed light on questions such as what is reality and are we living in a simulation

The Strange Allure of the Blockchain
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The Strange Allure of the Blockchain

Are we too aggressively looking to replace the danger of unjust financial systems with wildly risky alternative currencies?

Considering 'Creatively Adequate' AI
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Considering 'Creatively Adequate' AI

The future of artificial intelligence needs less data and can tolerate ambiguity

Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate
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Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate

By plenty of standards, Bitcoin is a failure, but that doesn't mean it's worthless

I've Seen the Metaverse–and I Don't Want It
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I've Seen the Metaverse–and I Don't Want It

The metaverse's seductive idea of a virtual utopia looks more like a late-capitalist technocratic nightmare

An Interview with Microsoft's Head of Gaming Ecosystem
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An Interview with Microsoft's Head of Gaming Ecosystem

Sarah Bond discusses how Microsoft shifted its console-centric gaming business to make the most of its investments in cloud

Antitrust Enforcers Are Not Going to Back Down
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Antitrust Enforcers Are Not Going to Back Down

FTC Chair Lina Khan talks outlines her vision for the future of antitrust enforcement

Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?
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Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?

Have the big thinkers of tech lost their mojo?

Open Source Intelligence
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Open Source Intelligence

Averting strategic surprises requires uncovering secrets hidden in plain sight

The Lives of Hidden Figures Matter in Computer Science Education
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The Lives of Hidden Figures Matter in Computer Science Education

"I cannot work on what I cannot see . . ." —Katherine Goble, Hidden Figures

I Unplugged What?
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I Unplugged What?

The lessons here are broader than just a simple "Don't do that."

Becoming Universal
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Becoming Universal

A new history of modern computing.

Is Your Autonomous Vehicle as Smart as You Expected?
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Is Your Autonomous Vehicle as Smart as You Expected?

Suggesting a better route to evaluate autonomous vehicles' smartness.

Data Science Meets Law
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Data Science Meets Law

Learning Responsible AI together.

A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse
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A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse

Is artificial intelligence up to the task of managing online discourse in social networks?
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