articles tagged: computer science
why computers will rule nations. and why they’ll fail miserably.
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why computers will rule nations. and why they’ll fail miserably.

To combat humanity’s flaws, some pundits are urging us to give AI the power to govern. These ideas are guaranteed to backfire.

how artificial intelligence can help fix economies
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how artificial intelligence can help fix economies

Current economic models and priorities set almost a century ago are obviously failing us today. Can machines help us get back on the right track?

world of weird things podcast: did we find the limits of ai?
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world of weird things podcast: did we find the limits of ai?

How can artificial intelligence be so impressive in demos but end up with a shaky real life track record? Is it because we’re hitting the limits of our current machine learning models?

why tech bros criticizing covid models don’t know what they’re talking about
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why tech bros criticizing covid models don’t know what they’re talking about

Pay no attention to the tech personalities double guessing COVID-19 models. They’re not the experts they think they are, or pretend to be.

do we need github to save our code forever? or should we rethink how we code?
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do we need github to save our code forever? or should we rethink how we code?

Code storage and sharing platform GitHub wants to archive open source software for up to 10,000 years. But is that a good idea, and could we use its momentum to rethink how and why we code?

wowt explains: what is a quantum computer?
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wowt explains: what is a quantum computer?

Quantum computers are coming. But what exactly are they and what can they do for us?

the simmering battle to define a.i. and how smart it can be
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the simmering battle to define a.i. and how smart it can be

Despite constantly using algorithms defined as artificial intelligence and losing millions of jobs to it, we're still not sure where this technology can go and if it's really intelligent.

world of weird things podcast: greg accidentally builds baby skynet
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world of weird things podcast: greg accidentally builds baby skynet

Hide your kids, hide your wife, we're automating everybody out there!

why regulating a.i. should have nothing to do with a.i. itself
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why regulating a.i. should have nothing to do with a.i. itself

When we talk about regulating artificial intelligence, we need to step back and ask ourselves a very important question. What are we regulating and why?

how facial recognition technology could cause more crime than it helps solve
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how facial recognition technology could cause more crime than it helps solve

Law enforcement agencies can’t wait to deploy facial recognition AI in daily policing, and pressuring lawmakers to get out of their way. But their zeal for face-seeking AI can easily backfire.

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