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Can AI Become Conscious?
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Can AI Become Conscious?

Yes, but only if it runs on very different hardware, says Christof Koch of Seattle's Allen Institute for Brain Science.

My Battle with COVID-19
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My Battle with COVID-19

Azer Bestavros, associate provost for computing and data sciences at Boston University, describes the toll his month-long ordeal with the coronavirus took on his...

Don't Regulate Artificial Intelligence: Starve It
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Don't Regulate Artificial Intelligence: Starve It

The potential dangers of artificial intelligence are great enough to required great care about how powerful we allow it to become.

Why Zoom Is Terrible
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Why Zoom Is Terrible

There's a reason video apps make you feel awkward and unfulfilled.

Husband and Wife Start Scholarship for International CS Grad Students
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Husband and Wife Start Scholarship for International CS Grad Students

Subhachandra Chandra and Nandita Dukkipati discuss the Chandra Family Scholarship, which will go to a first-year international graduate student majoring in computer...

Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years.
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Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years.

The landscape is evolving quickly.

Professor Leads COVID-19 Test Site Mapping Effort
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Professor Leads COVID-19 Test Site Mapping Effort

Big data and artificial intelligence expert Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is spearheading a mapping effort conducted by software engineers and student volunteers from the...

How Autonomous Shuttles Could Transform the College Experience
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How Autonomous Shuttles Could Transform the College Experience

Transportation and parking remain an ongoing issue among campuses everywhere.

Will Online Education Widen Asia's Digital Divide?
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Will Online Education Widen Asia's Digital Divide?

Some students may be at a disadvantage as e-learning relies heavily on home environments, experts say.

The First Modern Pandemic
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The First Modern Pandemic

Bill Gates considers the scientific advances needed to stop COVID-19.

Tips for Online Teaching: A Q&A With Trey Conatser
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Tips for Online Teaching: A Q&A With Trey Conatser

Trey Conatser, associate director of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at the University of Kentucky, discusses efforts to expand support...

What Role for Antitrust in Regulating Platforms?
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What Role for Antitrust in Regulating Platforms?

Using regulation to protect competition and innovation.

Secure Development Tools and Techniques Need More Research That Will Increase Their Impact and Effectiveness in Practice
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Secure Development Tools and Techniques Need More Research That Will Increase Their Impact and Effectiveness in Practice

Secure development is an important and pressing problem.

A Vision of K-12 Computer Science Education for 2030
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A Vision of K-12 Computer Science Education for 2030

Exploring goals, perspectives, and challenges.

Computers Do Not Make Art, People Do
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Computers Do Not Make Art, People Do

The continually evolving relationship between artistic technologies and artists.

When Technology Goes Awry
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When Technology Goes Awry

On engineers' obligation to tame their creations.

Big Data Could Undermine the COVID-19 Response
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Big Data Could Undermine the COVID-19 Response

Blind spots in location-tracking data can threaten both public health and human rights.

Catherine D'Ignazio on Visualizing COVID-19 Data
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Catherine D'Ignazio on Visualizing COVID-19 Data

Catherine D'Ignazio, assistant professor of urban science and planning at MIT, speaks about the current boom in COVID-19 data visualizations, and how data visualizers...

Contactless Sociability and Hybrid Communities of Place
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Contactless Sociability and Hybrid Communities of Place

What will the world be like after the COVID-19 crisis? A contactless sociality solves problems using the digital network and physical proximity.

Online Learning Should Return to a Supporting Role
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Online Learning Should Return to a Supporting Role

Winner-take-all economics and cost-cutting may make many in-person lectures obsolete, but the best education continues to be intensive, expensive, and done in person...
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