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Stone Knives and Bear Skins
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Stone Knives and Bear Skins

There is no money in tools.

Certification of Safety-Critical Systems
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Certification of Safety-Critical Systems

Seeking new approaches toward ensuring the safety of software-intensive systems.

Generative AI as a New Innovation Platform
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Generative AI as a New Innovation Platform

Considering the stability and longevity of a potential new foundational technology.

Coming of Age
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Coming of Age

Stressing the importance of threat models.

Closing Our Digital Divides
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Closing Our Digital Divides

Seeking a more efficient path to improved broadband Internet access.

Dilemma of the Artificial Intelligence Regulatory Landscape
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Dilemma of the Artificial Intelligence Regulatory Landscape

Navigating the complex and varying AI regulatory landscape.

The Smallness of Large Language Models
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The Smallness of Large Language Models

There is so much more to language and human beings than large language models can possibly master.

The Human Touch
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The Human Touch

There is no substitute for good, direct, honest training.

SI and Binary Prefixes: Clearing the Confusion
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SI and Binary Prefixes: Clearing the Confusion

Considering the emergence of non-standard acceptance of SI prefixes.

For a More Transparent Governance of Open Source
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For a More Transparent Governance of Open Source

Seeking the best governance models for FOSS projects.

Why You Should Be Able to Make Your Own Individualized, Digital Nano-Currency
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Why You Should Be Able to Make Your Own Individualized, Digital Nano-Currency

Increasing opportunities for access to traditional financial systems.

Learning to Live with Privacy-Preserving Analytics
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Learning to Live with Privacy-Preserving Analytics

Seeking to close the gap between research and real-world applications of PPAs.

Fragility in AIs Using Artificial Neural Networks
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Fragility in AIs Using Artificial Neural Networks

Suggesting ways to reduce fragility in AI systems that include artificial neural networks.

Lost in Afghanistan: Can the World Take ICT4D Seriously?
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Lost in Afghanistan: Can the World Take ICT4D Seriously?

Seeking to maximize the value of information and communication technologies for development research.

Can Generative AI Bots Be Trusted?
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Can Generative AI Bots Be Trusted?

It will be a long road to learning how to use generative AI wisely.

The Parchment Path?
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The Parchment Path?

Is there ever a time when learning is not of value—for its own sake?

Conjoined Twins: Artificial Intelligence and the Invention of Computer Science
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Conjoined Twins: Artificial Intelligence and the Invention of Computer Science

How artificial intelligence and computer science grew up together.

Trust Is Not Enough: Accuracy, Error, Randomness, and Accountability in an Algorithmic Society
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Trust Is Not Enough: Accuracy, Error, Randomness, and Accountability in an Algorithmic Society

Searching for improved algorithmic accountability.

Decentraland: The Alleged Decentralization of Blockchain Applications
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Decentraland: The Alleged Decentralization of Blockchain Applications

Breaking down the blockchain.

Do the Right Thing
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Do the Right Thing

Exploring the intersection of legal compliance and ethical judgment.
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