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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.

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?

Avoiding Defects in C Programming
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Avoiding Defects in C Programming

Computer security specialist details tools and techniques developers can use to write secure code in C

Individual AI, a New Technology that Will Change Our World?
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Individual AI, a New Technology that Will Change Our World?

Is the next version of AI a technological symbiosis of the human brain and the computer system?

Deep Learning Can't Be Trusted
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Deep Learning Can't Be Trusted

Brain modeling pioneer Stephen Grossberg explains why his ART model is better

The Benefits of Rust
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The Benefits of Rust

An in-depth discussion about the virtue of Rust, its future, and more

What Does It Mean for AI to Understand?
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What Does It Mean for AI to Understand?

It's simple enough for AI to seem to comprehend data, but devising a true test of a machine's knowledge has proved difficult

The Growing Cost of Deep Learning for Source Code
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The Growing Cost of Deep Learning for Source Code

Attempting to mitigate problems associated with the trend toward massive dataset scaling.

The Long Road Ahead to Transition to Post-Quantum Cryptography
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The Long Road Ahead to Transition to Post-Quantum Cryptography

Anticipating the output of the competition for new cryptographic algorithms.

How Much Has Quantum Computing Actually Advanced?
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How Much Has Quantum Computing Actually Advanced?

John Martinis, former chief architect of Google Sycamore, offers a measured perspective on quantum's progress

Why We Must Rethink AI Benchmarks
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Why We Must Rethink AI Benchmarks

While helpful in comparing AI performance, benchmarks are often taken out of context, sometimes to harmful results

What Every Engineer and Computer Scientist Should Know
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What Every Engineer and Computer Scientist Should Know: The Biggest Contributor to Happiness

Seeking the fundamental factors instrumental to happiness.

Patent Absurdity
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Patent Absurdity

A case when ignorance is the best policy.

Accelerator-Level Parallelism
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Accelerator-Level Parallelism

Charging computer scientists to develop the science needed to best achieve the performance and cost goals of accelerator-level parallelism hardware and software...

'In Situ' Data Rights
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'In Situ' Data Rights

Improving on data portability.

Self-Supervised Learning and Large Language Models
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Self-Supervised Learning and Large Language Models

Stanford PhD student discusses recent research on understanding, building, and controlling pre-trained models

'Yeah, We're Spooked', Says Expert about AI's Potential Impact
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'Yeah, We're Spooked', Says Expert about AI's Potential Impact

Professor Stuart Russell says field of AI needs to grow up quickly to ensure humans remain in control

Anne Carpenter: Her Machine Learning Tools Pull Insights from Cell Images
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Anne Carpenter: Her Machine Learning Tools Pull Insights from Cell Images

Computational biologist brings the power of machine learning to researchers seeking answers in mountains of cell images

Strong AI Requires Autonomous Building of Composable Models
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Strong AI Requires Autonomous Building of Composable Models

Models built by AI must encode the fundamental patterns of experience
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