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One question for Laura Weidinger and Iason Gabriel, research scientists at Google DeepMind.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission urgently needs to regulate automated hiring systems.
The co-creator of the Internet’s protocols admits his crystal ball had a few cracks.
AI hallucinations can be amusing, but the consequences for society could be dangerous.
Our minds have not evolved to deal with machines we believe have consciousness.
Why AI regulations should begin with mandated disclosures.
Those handling state secrets or critical infrastructure seem to fare no better than a bookstore chain.
Artificial intelligence does not understand how humans read well enough to design type on its own.
If we are lucky, new technologies will only cause brief confusion.
Exploring the intersection of legal compliance and ethical judgment.
Revisiting a recent column considering security updates.
Using teaspoon languages to integrate programming across myriad academic disciplines.
Seeking consistent means of measure.
Reaching out across computer science research communities.
Facilitating ethical reflection, inquiry, and deliberation.
This Viewpoint focuses on ways the computing community can contribute broadly to environmental sustainability and identifies NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering research programs supporting these…