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Semiconductor Dependency Imperils American Security
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Semiconductor Dependency Imperils American Security

The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is only the first step in preventing Chinese dominance.

Words Matter
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Words Matter

Some jargon can be offensive to newcomers and unintentionally shape our thoughts.

Algorithms with Predictions
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Algorithms with Predictions

Seeking a new approach that goes beyond worst-case analysis.

Cookie Monster
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Cookie Monster

Inscrutable cookie banners torment users while failing to inform consent.

The Future of Information Work
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The Future of Information Work

Considering the recent effects of remote work on network structure.

Apple's Challenge to Virtualization Software
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Apple's Challenge to Virtualization Software

Is it okay for security researchers to virtualize software to look for vulnerabilities?

The Computer Scientist Who Parlays Failures into Breakthroughs
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The Computer Scientist Who Parlays Failures into Breakthroughs

An interview with Yale University Sterling Professor of Computer Science Daniel Spielman.

Intro to Model-Free and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning
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Intro to Model-Free and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning

Neuroscientist and author Daeyeol Lee talks reinforcement learning in humans and animals, AI and natural intelligence, and more.

Testing in Python with pytest
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Testing in Python with pytest

Software engineer discusses the popularity and use of pytest for Python testing.

Musk Will Take Questions from Twitter Employees—Twitter Should Answer His
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Musk Will Take Questions from Twitter Employees—Twitter Should Answer His

The company risks losing the trust of users and investors if it does not tackle the issue of bots, spam, and fake accounts.

'Sentience' Is the Wrong Discussion to Have on AI Right Now
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'Sentience' Is the Wrong Discussion to Have on AI Right Now

A more important conversation would be one about human compatibility and trust.

Google's 'Sentient' Chatbot Is Our Self-Deceiving Future
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Google's 'Sentient' Chatbot Is Our Self-Deceiving Future

The next generation of AI will put the pathetic fallacy on steroids.

Science Needs to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint
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Science Needs to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint

Greenhouse gas emissions from research damage the climate.

Human-Like Programs Abuse Our Empathy
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Human-Like Programs Abuse Our Empathy

It is easy to be fooled by the mimicry, but consumers need transparency about how such systems are used.

It's Time for AI to Retire the Turing Test
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It's Time for AI to Retire the Turing Test

The Turing Test's most troubling legacy is an ethical one: It is fundamentally about deception.

'AI Is Invisible'
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'AI Is Invisible'

Wendy Hall, computer scientist and acting chair of the AI Council, talks about challenging perceptions around AI.

Why Are So Many Big Tech Whistleblowers Women?
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Why Are So Many Big Tech Whistleblowers Women?

Here is what the research shows.

Lina Khan, a Big Tech Critic, Tries Answering Detractors
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Lina Khan, a Big Tech Critic, Tries Answering Detractors

In an interview, the FTC chair lays out some of her plans now that she has a Democratic majority at the agency.

How Smarter AI Will Change Creativity
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How Smarter AI Will Change Creativity

The promise and perils of a breakthrough in machine intelligence.
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