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We need to change rules and institutions while still promoting innovation to protect people from faulty AI.
Hopscotch app co-founder Samantha John discusses her journey from avoiding video games to helping kids create them.
Rapid increases in chip speed and power have fueled innovation in many industries, but the future trajectory of that progress may be in jeopardy.
Tech companies must, at the very least, communicate policies and practices to consumers.
One of deep learning's godfathers pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI.
The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is only the first step in preventing Chinese dominance.
An interview with Yale University Sterling Professor of Computer Science Daniel Spielman.
Neuroscientist and author Daeyeol Lee talks reinforcement learning in humans and animals, AI and natural intelligence, and more.
Software engineer discusses the popularity and use of pytest for Python testing.
The company risks losing the trust of users and investors if it does not tackle the issue of bots, spam, and fake accounts.
The practical, real-world work of developing blockchain technology will keep on going, independent of market histrionics.
A more important conversation would be one about human compatibility and trust.
The next generation of AI will put the pathetic fallacy on steroids.
Greenhouse gas emissions from research damage the climate.
It is easy to be fooled by the mimicry, but consumers need transparency about how such systems are used.
The Turing Test's most troubling legacy is an ethical one: It is fundamentally about deception.
Wendy Hall, computer scientist and acting chair of the AI Council, talks about challenging perceptions around AI.
Here is what the research shows.
In an interview, the FTC chair lays out some of her plans now that she has a Democratic majority at the agency.
The promise and perils of a breakthrough in machine intelligence.
Cameras and vision-based perception will increasingly serve as the technological underpinning for mobile robots going forward.
AI is transforming the scientific process, automating and adding to what people can accomplish using it.
An interview with Max Braun of Everyday Robots.
It's not government Americans don't trust with their data; it's the opposite political party.
Ten years after their profession got its name, research software engineers seek to swell their ranks.
A close look reveals that the newest systems, including DeepMind's much-hyped Gato, are still stymied by the same old problems.
Big Tech could deploy any number of solutions to slow the spread of disinformation, with the most promising being to fix the algorithms.
A Q&A with NIST theorist Alexey Gorshkov.
How detachment from your community blocks your success at leading innovations, and what to do about it.
Considering how to achieve the long-term goal to systemically reduce risks.