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January 2023


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The Computer Scientist Who Finds Life Lessons in Games

The Computer Scientist Who Finds Life Lessons in Games

In Shang-Hua Teng's work, theoretical and practical questions have long been intertwined. Now he's turning his focus to the impractical.


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How ChatGPT Could Revolutionize Education

How ChatGPT Could Revolutionize Education

Could an AI chatbot change learning forever?


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The Economy Is Down, but AI Is Hot

The Economy Is Down, but AI Is Hot

Where do we go from here?


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It Is Time to Have a Group Chat about AI

It Is Time to Have a Group Chat about AI

We need to seriously consider how to regulate the use of AI—long before it can replace the functions of tens of millions to billions of people.


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An AI Bill of Rights

An AI Bill of Rights

Suresh Venkatasubramanian, professor of Computer Science and Data Science at Brown University, discusses the "Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights" and more.


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Human Values for Artificial Intelligence

Human Values for Artificial Intelligence

We must act now to ensure that AI's development is guided by human-centric principles.


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The Battle Over Women's Data

The Battle Over Women's Data

In a post-Roe world, bodily autonomy must include control over personal data.


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U.K. Online Safety Bill Is Doomed to Fail

U.K. Online Safety Bill Is Doomed to Fail

Draft legislation suffers from mission creep, internal contradictions, and a dire lack of clear definitions.


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At the Boundary of Machine and Mind

At the Boundary of Machine and Mind

An interview with researcher Linus Lee.


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Gavriella Schuster: Empowering Women in Tech

Gavriella Schuster: Empowering Women in Tech

Despite efforts to attract women into the tech industry, the representation of women at mid-tier and leadership levels remains depressingly static.


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What's Next for Quantum Computing?

What's Next for Quantum Computing?

Companies are moving away from setting qubit records in favor of practical hardware and long-term goals.


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Fears about AI Are Overblown

Fears about AI Are Overblown

ChatGPT is a net gain for society.


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Dense Visual Representations, NeRFs, and LLMs for Robotics

Dense Visual Representations, NeRFs, and LLMs for Robotics

Google research scientist Pete Florence discusses how robotics can benefit from dense visual representations, neural radiance fields, and large language models.


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From Quantum Computing to Quantum Communications

From Quantum Computing to Quantum Communications

Attempting to disentangle mechanical principles.


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Getting a Handle on Handles

Getting a Handle on Handles

Navigating moniker management.


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Are Software Updates Useless against Advanced Persistent Threats?

Are Software Updates Useless against Advanced Persistent Threats?

Considering the conundrum of software updates.


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Are We Cobblers without Shoes?: Making Computer Science Data FAIR

Are We Cobblers without Shoes?

In search of more efficient data sharing.


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The End of Programming

The End of Programming

The end of classical computer science is coming, and most of us are dinosaurs waiting for the meteor to hit.


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The AI Ethicist's Dirty Hands Problem

The AI Ethicist's Dirty Hands Problem

Attempting to balance sometimes-conflicting interests.

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