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Machine Learning Won't Solve Natural Language Understanding
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Machine Learning Won't Solve Natural Language Understanding

Data-driven approaches to NLU are psychologically, cognitively, and computationally implausible.

Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety
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Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety

Tech colossi are responding to shifting political winds and trying to preempt new, impending regulations

No Perfect Solution in Apple's Privacy vs. Child Safety Debate
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No Perfect Solution in Apple's Privacy vs. Child Safety Debate

How do opponents to Apple's child safety features calculate risk, and more importantly, what alternatives do they propose?

A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy
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A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy

The streaming apps and devices we pay for aren't necessarily careful with our personal information.

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.'

Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars
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Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars

Considering the perceived dangers of the global information flow.

'I Predict That the Metaverse Won't Happen'
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'I Predict That the Metaverse Won't Happen'

Silicon Valley has been anticipating virtual reality for more than three decades, but people mostly like actual reality

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
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Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

The mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth

Technology Is Making It Harder to Be a Moral Person
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Technology Is Making It Harder to Be a Moral Person

Are digital distractions such as social media and smartphones making us less ethical?

New SEC Boss Wants More Crypto Oversight to Protect Investors
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New SEC Boss Wants More Crypto Oversight to Protect Investors

Gary Gensler says regulation can help new technologies grow.

What I Learned Surrendering My Life to Algorithms
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What I Learned Surrendering My Life to Algorithms

What happens when someone leaves daily choices about music, food, wardrobe, and more up to online algorithms for a week

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

Oh No…Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Build a Metaverse
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Oh No…Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Build a Metaverse

The concept of a metaverse is intriguing, but I don't want Facebook to build it

How Higher Ed Can Win at Tech Offense and Defense
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How Higher Ed Can Win at Tech Offense and Defense

To live in a world that is enhanced rather than oppressed by technology, we need to change its culture from one of opportunism to one in the public interest

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.

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.

Wait, There's Supposed to Be a Gadget Repair Market?
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Wait, There's Supposed to Be a Gadget Repair Market?

A new FTC policy is a warning to companies that glue together smartphones so they can't be opened, charge exorbitant fees for replacement parts, or limit who can...
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