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Do We Need a National Algorithms Safety Board?
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Do We Need a National Algorithms Safety Board?

Perfectly safe algorithmic systems are not possible, but safer systems are.

Medical AI Is as Much Social as It Is Technological
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Medical AI Is as Much Social as It Is Technological

Medical AI applications need to overcome transparency and trust issues.

Large Language Models Will Change Programming…a Little
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Large Language Models Will Change Programming…a Little

Hype has been a primary driver of the excitement around LLMs.

A Turning Point for Cyber Insurance
From Communications of the ACM

A Turning Point for Cyber Insurance

Technologists who understand and measure cyber risk can motivate policyholders to improve security.

Designing an Ethical Tech Developer
From Communications of the ACM

Designing an Ethical Tech Developer

Studying how to improve teaching young people to ethically exercise the power of technology.

Metrics for Success
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Metrics for Success: Why and How to Evaluate Privacy Choice Usability

Assessing the usability of choice and consent mechanisms.

A Legal Challenge to Algorithmic Recommendations
From Communications of the ACM

A Legal Challenge to Algorithmic Recommendations

Reconsidering liability shield considerations.

A Map for Innovation
From Communications of the ACM

A Map for Innovation

Innovation is less elusive with the right navigational map.

With AI, We Are Reliving the Start of the Smartphone Era
From ACM Opinion

With AI, We Are Reliving the Start of the Smartphone Era

We often judge the utility of a new technology on how well it deals with the problems of older ones.

Who Is Liable when AI Kills?
From ACM Opinion

Who Is Liable when AI Kills?

We need to change rules and institutions while still promoting innovation to protect people from faulty artificial intelligence.

Self-Driving Cars Are Doing More Harm than Good
From ACM Opinion

Self-Driving Cars Are Doing More Harm than Good

Promises that self-driving cars would revolutionize transportion continue to fall short.

Why You Should Not Trust AI Search Engines
From ACM Opinion

Why You Should Not Trust AI Search Engines

The technology is simply not ready to be used like this at this scale.

ChatGPT Can Improve Education, not Threaten It
From ACM Opinion

ChatGPT Can Improve Education, not Threaten It

A professor explains why he is allowing students to incorporate ChatGPT into their writing process instead of banning it.

Section 230 Has to Go
From ACM Opinion

Section 230 Has to Go

The Internet is a toxic waste dump.

Let Section 230 Stay
From ACM Opinion

Let Section 230 Stay

Removing immunity for algorithmic recommendations would make it nearly impossible for social media platforms as we know them to function.

Mr. President, Healthcare Has a Data Problem
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Mr. President, Healthcare Has a Data Problem

The U.S. healthcare system is plagued by inefficiencies, in part due to deficiencies of health data interoperability between electronic health records and other...

What Is Wrong with ChatGPT?
From ACM Opinion

What Is Wrong with ChatGPT?

AI is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience.

U.S. Science and Technology Offer Hope for the Future
From ACM Opinion

U.S. Science and Technology Offer Hope for the Future

The scientific advances announced in recent months are thrilling, capable of sustaining our economic and military competitiveness for decades to come.

Stop Passing the Buck on Cybersecurity
From ACM Opinion

Stop Passing the Buck on Cybersecurity

Why companies must build safety into tech products.

Machines Learn Better if We Teach Them the Basics
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Machines Learn Better if We Teach Them the Basics

A wave of research improves reinforcement learning algorithms by pre-training them as if they were human.
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