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Make online spaces more similar to offline ones to limit the reach of bad actors and keep people safe
Can large language models teach us about the nature of language, understanding, intelligence, sociality, and personhood?
An in-depth discussion about the virtue of Rust, its future, and more
A machine can't love our children, but our children might love them
GPT-3 kicked off a new trend in AI for bigger and bigger models, but how large will they get?
A conversation with Julia Phillips of the National Science Board on the state of elementary and secondary STEM education in the nation.
Idealism surrounding the Web3 vision is great, but we’ve been there before
It's simple enough for AI to seem to comprehend data, but devising a true test of a machine's knowledge has proved difficult
Quite simply, AWS is too big and has too many customers for the good of society
Applications of AI could pierce through boundaries that safeguard our rights and liberties
Log4j vulnerability is too complex to be boiled down to just single cause
The robotic companion was once a dream of techno-utopianism, but has instead become a terrifying weapon
Before we invest in making more chips on U.S. soil, we should be asking what we're trying to achieve
Quantum computers have experienced a number of notable improvements in recent weeks
AWS announced a range of cool services at re:Invent 2021, but none more important than its Mainframe Modernization service
It's convenient but wrong to assume multicloud will solve your application resilience woes
Federal appeals courts should strike down Florida and Texas laws but reject social media companies' broader arguments
Lawmakers are not interested in the company's proposed concessions
The new crop of technologists building Web3 can still learn a lot from Open Graph's problems
John Martinis, former chief architect of Google Sycamore, offers a measured perspective on quantum's progress
Congressional oversight of the intelligence community is critical to keeping pace with adversaries and gleaning accurate insights
The company's recent outage took down Adele, Netflix, Tinder, and more, but it could've been worse
Beijing pulls ahead in 5G and artificial intelligence, while catching up in semiconductors
Curb the power of Silicon Valley and protect those who speak up about the harms of AI
While helpful in comparing AI performance, benchmarks are often taken out of context, sometimes to harmful results
MIT senior Shardul Chiplunkar aims to be a translator between the tech world and the rest of society
An interview with doctoral candidate Upol Ehsan, who researched human-centered explainable AI
Lack of resources is a massive blocker, so IT leaders need to prioritize
Gavin Wood believes decentralized technologies are the only hope of preserving liberal democracy
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