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Two former NIH directors call for a cabinet-level department to formulate science policy, oversee tech development
IT leaders can prevent disaster by understanding and articulating the risks of relying on increasingly complex algorithms
Why GPT-3 as is will not cost many people their jobs or soon lead to AGI
To build trust in the government, it would help if the website worked
Helping every scientist to improve is more effective than ferreting out a few frauds
Twelve leading experts share bold solutions to the company's urgent problems
The limitations in getting machines to understand a world they don't live in
Stanford postdoctoral fellow discusses research exploring impact of AI in a possible U.S.-China power transition
Artificial intelligence will change the nature of war, says a former U.S. deputy secretary of defense.
AI should be enabling faster, automated, more ubiquitous prevention of cyberattacks
What's needed is a self-regulatory organization for digital assets to promote ethical trading and governance
Stanford PhD student discusses recent research on understanding, building, and controlling pre-trained models
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says humans will need to find a way to coexist with artificial intelligence
Former secretary of state has a whole new area of interest: artificial intelligence
Kai-Fu Lee and Yoky Matsuoka discuss "human-in-the-loop" technology, and how AI might be used for health and caregiving
Cities and the crypto community can gain a lot from a closer relationship
Technology should focus on the complementarity game, not the imitation game
Apple's new M1 processors are generating loads of power...and excitement
Should they be using these services at all?
Timnit Gebru believes the incentives around AI research are all wrong
The intelligence community still faces basic hurdles as it moves to transition and integrate AI at speed and scale
Professor Stuart Russell says field of AI needs to grow up quickly to ensure humans remain in control
When things go wrong, flexible moral intuitions cause us to judge computers more severely
Social media platforms alternate between ignoring disinformation and launching broad crackdowns on user speech
'The magnitude of technological shifts that we are trying to manifest here hasn't been attempted in a long time'
Stanford JD-PhD candidate Peter Henderson talks about creating robust decision-making systems and ML methods that benefit society
How to regain control, without losing out on the best these technologies have to offer
It's a rebrand of Silicon Valley's increasing power and reach, and it's made for companies, not people
Computational biologist brings the power of machine learning to researchers seeking answers in mountains of cell images
Models built by AI must encode the fundamental patterns of experience