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Why Matthew Miller Sees a Bright Future for Fedora
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Why Matthew Miller Sees a Bright Future for Fedora

Fedora project leader Matthew Miller discusses popular adoption, competing standards, upcoming changes, and hot-button topics such as systemd.

Siri's #MeToo Responses Show Why Tech Needs Women
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Siri's #MeToo Responses Show Why Tech Needs Women

Once, when users called Siri a "slut," the service responded: "I'd blush if I could." Such programming missteps could have been avoided altogether if there were...

Asimov's Three Laws Have Failed the Robots
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Asimov's Three Laws Have Failed the Robots

Almost no one thinks that Isaac Asimov's Three Laws could work for truly intelligent AI.

Don't Fear the Terminator
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Don't Fear the Terminator

The fear that artificial intelligence machines could become our overlords — or perhaps wipe us out altogether — reflects a misunderstanding of AI.

Hackathon Victor on Laying Foundations and CS Support Systems
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Hackathon Victor on Laying Foundations and CS Support Systems

Oluchi Chukwunyere, a computer-science major at North Carolina A&T State University, helped lead a team of four students to a First Place victory at the Black Enterprise...

The Danger of Thinking We're All 'Addicted' to Tech
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The Danger of Thinking We're All 'Addicted' to Tech

Telling ourselves that devices and platforms "hijack" our brains promotes passivity instead of empowerment.

Computer Scientist David Gelernter Wants To Revolutionize Social Media
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Computer Scientist David Gelernter Wants To Revolutionize Social Media

David Gelernter, a computer science professor at Yale, is concerned with the amount of power Facebook holds thanks to the data handed over to the social media giant...

How STEM Education Must Evolve
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How STEM Education Must Evolve

STEM curricula must be enhanced so graduates have a deeper understanding of how their work affects humanity.

How the Firm Behind Many Store Credit Cards Is Using AI to Fight Fraud
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How the Firm Behind Many Store Credit Cards Is Using AI to Fight Fraud

Synchrony deploys AI to speed up operations including credit approvals and fraud detection. Chief Information Officer Carol Juel has led the undertaking.

Why American Workers Need to Be Protected From Automation
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Why American Workers Need to Be Protected From Automation

Bill de Blasio, New York City mayor and a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, says that as president he would issue a robot tax for corporations...

Wouldn't It Be Great If People Could Vote on the Blockchain?
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Wouldn't It Be Great If People Could Vote on the Blockchain?

Mobile voting could increase voter participation, but it's plagued by security issues in search of a solution.

Big Tech's 'Innovations' That Aren't
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Big Tech's 'Innovations' That Aren't

Silicon Valley's giants are no longer producing better products and services. They're exploiting people.

How Voice Assistants Reinforce the Tech Gender Gap
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How Voice Assistants Reinforce the Tech Gender Gap

Voice assistants are becoming commonplace in most homes and offices, but using women's voices for most devices may be doing more harm than good.

The Planet Needs a New Internet
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The Planet Needs a New Internet

Everything you do online is underpinned by a globe-spanning labyrinth of physical infrastructure that wasn't built with a changing climate in mind.

Major Tech Companies May Be Putting World at Risk From Killer Robots
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Major Tech Companies May Be Putting World at Risk From Killer Robots

A new global report ranks 50 tech companies from 12 countries and identifies those at 'highest risk' of putting the world at risk through killer robot development...

Online Voting
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Online Voting: We Can Do It! (We Have To)

Seeking to make online voting more secure than today's flawed paper systems.

Internet Immunity and the Freedom to Code
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Internet Immunity and the Freedom to Code

A call to preserve the capability of developing the next generation of Internet services.

VR Could Be the Most Powerful Teaching Tool Since the PC
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VR Could Be the Most Powerful Teaching Tool Since the PC

Virtual reality is much more than a gaming technology. In fact, VR has the makings of a pedagogical silver bullet.

Silicon Valley Wants To Read Your Mind. You Should Be Worried
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Silicon Valley Wants To Read Your Mind. You Should Be Worried

Mind-reading systems such as Facebook's brainwave-reading device and Neuralink's brain implants can affect privacy, security, identity, equality and personal safety...

A Major Cyber Attack Could Be Just as Deadly as Nuclear Weapons, Says Scientist
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A Major Cyber Attack Could Be Just as Deadly as Nuclear Weapons, Says Scientist

Some of the international protections against nuclear conflicts don't exist for cyberattacks.
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