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Building a New Economy
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Building a New Economy: Data, AI, and Web3

How distributed technologies could return more control to users.

Can Universities Combat the 'Wrong Kind of AI'?
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Can Universities Combat the 'Wrong Kind of AI'?

Seeking an artificial intelligence reset.

The Context Problem in Artificial Intelligence
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The Context Problem in Artificial Intelligence

The artificial intelligence design challenge of teaming humans and machines is difficult because machines cannot read the context of use.

More Crypto Regulation Is Needed—Now
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More Crypto Regulation Is Needed—Now

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission must use the FTX collapse to get clear about the rules and regulations that govern the crypto ecosystem.

 Why Don't Robots Have Rights? A Lawyer's Response
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Why Don't Robots Have Rights? A Lawyer's Response

Robots are hardware and software packages that lack a nature or any abilities outside of whatever their designers imagine.

The Computer Scientist Who Is Boosting Privacy on the Internet
From ACM Opinion

The Computer Scientist Who Is Boosting Privacy on the Internet

Harry Halpin has helped create a new kind of network that might enable more private Internet conversations.

Rethinking Silicon Valley
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Rethinking Silicon Valley: Stewart Brand's Lost Journal

Discovering a hidden chapter in computing history.

An Emergent Legal Right to Repair Electronic Devices
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An Emergent Legal Right to Repair Electronic Devices

Parsing the fine print on repair tolerances.

Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters
From ACM Opinion

Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters

A study of gamer behavior finds they shy away from gay characters, regardless of their strengths.

Data Platforms and Network Effects
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Data Platforms and Network Effects

How data-network effects create opportunities and inflate expectations.

Blowing Up the Internet...to Protect Kids Online
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Blowing Up the Internet...to Protect Kids Online

Framed as a bill to protect kids online, the California Age Appropriate Design Code Act would radically reshape the Internet—and harm both kids and adults.

We Need to Talk About How Good AI Is Getting
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We Need to Talk About How Good AI Is Getting

We are in a golden age of progress in artificial intelligence, and it is time to start taking its potential and risks seriously.

Software Can Do Better than 'Male,' 'Female,' and 'Other'
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Software Can Do Better than 'Male,' 'Female,' and 'Other'

Providing more-expansive gender options is not a difficult coding problem.

On the Model of Computation: Counterpoint
From Communications of the ACM

On the Model of Computation: Counterpoint: Parallel Programming Wall and Multicore Software Spiral: Denial Hence Crisis

Parallel programming wall and multicore software spiral: Denial hence crisis.

On the Model of Computation: Point
From Communications of the ACM

On the Model of Computation: Point: We Must Extend Our Model of Computation to Account for Cost and Location

We must extend our model of computation to account for cost and location.

These Are Not the Apes You Are Looking For
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These Are Not the Apes You Are Looking For

Considering copyright licensing issues involving non-fungible tokens to manage creative works.

Meta's Message Encryption Was Built to Fail
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Meta's Message Encryption Was Built to Fail

Chat between a teen and her mom about an alleged abortion helped police build their case.

AI Is Transforming How We Bank
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AI Is Transforming How We Bank

Regulators need help to keep up.

Social Media Is Polluting Society
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Social Media Is Polluting Society

Moderation alone will not fix the problem.
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