AI algorithms can solve hard problems and learn incredible tasks, but they can't explain how they do these things. If researchers can build explainable AI, it could lead to a flood of new knowledge.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
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The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~4 min
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A language generation program's ability to write articles, produce code and compose poetry has wowed scientists
GPT-3 is the biggest, most creative language generation program to date. But with awesome power comes awesome responsibility.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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The tech field failed a 25-year challenge to achieve gender equality by 2020 – culture change is key to getting on track
Diversifying leadership can change organizational cultures, which removes barriers to women in the tech industry and academia.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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Many more people have been infected with coronavirus than the statistics suggest.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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A social media researcher explains how bots and sock puppet accounts manipulate and polarize public debate.
June 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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We need to update models on death rates or introduce truly random testing to understand the true impact of the coronavirus.
April 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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