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In Shang-Hua Teng's work, theoretical and practical questions have long been intertwined. Now he's turning his focus to the impractical.
Could an AI chatbot change learning forever?
Where do we go from here?
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.
Suresh Venkatasubramanian, professor of Computer Science and Data Science at Brown University, discusses the "Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights" and more.
We must act now to ensure that AI's development is guided by human-centric principles.
In a post-Roe world, bodily autonomy must include control over personal data.
Draft legislation suffers from mission creep, internal contradictions, and a dire lack of clear definitions.
An interview with researcher Linus Lee.
Despite efforts to attract women into the tech industry, the representation of women at mid-tier and leadership levels remains depressingly static.
Companies are moving away from setting qubit records in favor of practical hardware and long-term goals.
ChatGPT is a net gain for society.
Google research scientist Pete Florence discusses how robotics can benefit from dense visual representations, neural radiance fields, and large language models.
Attempting to disentangle mechanical principles.
Navigating moniker management.
Considering the conundrum of software updates.
In search of more efficient data sharing.
The end of classical computer science is coming, and most of us are dinosaurs waiting for the meteor to hit.
Attempting to balance sometimes-conflicting interests.