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April 2023


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There Is No AI

There Is No AI

There are ways of controlling the new technology, but first we have to stop mythologizing it.


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AI Not Yet Intelligent Enough to Be a Trusted Research Aid

AI Not Yet Intelligent Enough to Be a Trusted Research Aid

An attempt to use ChatGPT for scholarly research proves uncovers errors and frustration.


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The 5 Biggest Risks of Generative AI

 The 5 Biggest Risks of Generative AI

AI makes our lives easier in many different ways, but these benefits can come with costs.


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The Case for Big Action to Regulate AI

The Case for Big Action to Regulate AI

Why the topic of regulating artificial intelligence ignite such a visceral reaction.


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Talking Software Obsolescence

Talking Software Obsolescence

An interview with Ross John Anderson, professor of Security Engineering at University of Cambridge.


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Banning ChatGPT Will Do More Harm than Good

Banning ChatGPT Will Do More Harm than Good

A high school senior argues that generative AI can help reshape education for the better.


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What Kind of Mind Does ChatGPT Have?

What Kind of Mind Does ChatGPT Have?

Large language models seem startlingly intelligent, but what is really happening under the hood?


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The Mounting Human and Environmental Costs of Generative AI

The Mounting Human and Environmental Costs of Generative AI

Planetary impacts, escalating financial costs, and labor exploitation all factor.


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AI Is about to Change Your Job–and Not for the Better

AI Is about to Change Your Job–and Not for the Better

Artificial intelligence is not the issue; the underlying socioeconomic system needs to change.


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ChatGPT in Healthcare Could Be a Huge Liability

ChatGPT in Healthcare Could Be a Huge Liability

ChatGPT could have dangerous implications for the field if it is not used with the proper context.


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The Researcher Who Would Teach Machines to Be Fair

The Researcher Who Would Teach Machines to Be Fair

Princeton computer scientist Arvind Narayanan uses quantitative methods to expose and correct the misuse of quantitative methods.


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Afraid of AI?

Afraid of AI?

The startups selling it want you to be.


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Contracting for Artificial Intelligence

Contracting for Artificial Intelligence

Considering the promises and perils of contracting for the use of artificial intelligence tools and data.


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All Sliders to the Right

All Sliders to the Right

Hardware overkill.


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Improving Section 230, Preserving Democracy, and Protecting Free Speech

Improving Section 230, Preserving Democracy, and Protecting Free Speech

Proposing a framework for a decentralized market where no one party controls the flow of information.


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Cyber Efficiency and Cyber Resilience

Cyber Efficiency and Cyber Resilience

Complementary objectives competing for the same resources.


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Faculty Can Save Lives of the Elderly

Faculty Can Save Lives of the Elderly

A unique viewpoint on risks to senior citizens from academia.


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Where Is the Research on Cryptographic Transition and Agility?

Where Is the Research on Cryptographic Transition and Agility?

Gaps facing the industry as quantum safe algorithms move closer to standardization.

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