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If a Robot Is Conscious, Is It OK to Turn It Off? The Moral Implications of Building True AIs.

As real artificial intelligence technology advances toward Hollywood’s imagined versions, the question of moral standing grows more important.

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Old Dog Training Methods Teach Robots New Tricks

Roboticists are still figuring out how robots can learn efficiently from their mistakes.

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The Future of Work Post-Pandemic: We’re Not Going Back

Suddenly, the conversation about telework has shifted from “do we have the right technologies in place?” to “do we have the right people policies and training in place?”

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Health Insurers Are Starting to Roll Back Coverage for Telehealth – Even Though Demand Is Way Up Due to COVID-19

Due to the financial strain on health care systems and insurers, the increase in telehealth use may be forced to shrink even though the public health crisis remains.

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Cold? Flu? COVID? Here's How to Tell.

A sniffle may spark more worries than usual.

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How to Use COVID-19 Testing and Quarantining to Safely Travel for the Holidays

COVID-19 testing is not as simple as yes or no, infected or safe.

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What the Rise of Digital Handouts on Venmo and Cash App Says about Our Fraying Social Safety Net

There's an uptick of people tuning to Twitter to ask for financial support during the pandemic.

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Religious Life Was Converting to Tech Before COVID

Livestreamed services, which people view from home, are the new normal.

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The Fight to Tame Big Tech Has Finally Begun

The antitrust suit against Google is the beginning of the end of a lawless era.

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People Want Data Privacy but Don't Always Know What They're Getting

Differential privacy has recently emerged as a leading technique and is being rapidly adopted.

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ICAM, CDM Put Identity-Based Security Front and Center

Agencies must be able to identify, monitor and manage all people, applications and devices that access government resources.

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AI Checks out 'Rash Selfies' to Detect Lyme Disease

Researchers trained the tool to identify redness associated from Lyme disease from other skin problems.

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Stop the IT Blame Game

Agencies need visibility for the right people at the right time.

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How RFPs Contribute to Failed Digitization Efforts

The procurement strategies of the past are no longer enough to meet the demands of the ever-evolving technology-enabled world we live in.