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Company's novel, risky approach to quantum computing might be ready to put setbacks behind it
Congressional bills aimed at the tech industry need to be addressed before political attention turns to midterms
Facebook's little mistakes have big consequences, too, but only for us
As automation proliferates, sensing is increasingly moving toward software and away from LiDAR
Computer security specialist details tools and techniques developers can use to write secure code in C
Is artificial intelligence an existenstial risk to humanity?
Synthetic data can provide AI with a broader education than real-world data, but challenges exist
Congress doesn't seem ready to take on privacy or competition, but states are refusing to wait around
Lina Khan's FTC has experienced a series of delays in trying to enact new privacy rules
Both houses of Congress are back in session with a packed agenda, and way down on that priority list is regulating crypto
Scientists say social interaction is 'the dark matter of AI'
We should be more critical of those making decisions about how AI is used, says anthropologist Beth Singler
Google Robotics research scientist Eric Jang talks about robotic manipulation and self-supervised robotic learning
Is the next version of AI a technological symbiosis of the human brain and the computer system?
Brain modeling pioneer Stephen Grossberg explains why his ART model is better
The chess grandmaster expects a basket of coins to replace the dollar within a decade.
Seeking a more equitable way to govern and distribute the revenues generated by App-store marketplaces.
Considering the intersection of technical design and civil rights when building and using classification algorithms.
Anticipating the output of the competition for new cryptographic algorithms.
Turning believers into nonbelievers.
Enabling effective cross-company AI without data disclosure.
Attempting to mitigate problems associated with the trend toward massive dataset scaling.
Business Intelligence is not only about reporting; you should be telling a story through data.
Revision of the foundations of teaching mathematics for IT specialties is needed.
Managing included versions of third-party software components too often puts developers in no-win situations.