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World Policy Journal (1 December 2016) 33 (4): 111–117.
Published: 01 December 2016
... are. Copyright © 2016 World Policy Institute 2016 racism sexism coding programming computers algorithms algorithmic bias NYUHUHUU NYUHUHUU Tay’s first words in March of this year were “hellooooooo world!!!” (the “o” in “world” was a planet earth emoji for added whimsy). It...
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World Policy Journal (1 March 2016) 33 (1): 105–111.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the truth of this dictum. So when the author of the standard textbook on artificial intelligence (AI), Stuart Russell, professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, warns that the development of an artificial intelligence system vastly more powerful than the human intellect...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2014) 31 (2): 71–80.
Published: 01 June 2014
... with low literacy rates, and even lower levels of computer knowledge. And who is best placed to do this? Humanitarian organizations—often large, sclerotic bureaucracies designed half a century ago to provide food, shelter, and medicine on meager budgets and goodwill—may seem ill-suited to provide these...
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World Policy Journal (1 September 2011) 28 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 September 2011
... that can indeed learn to solve arbitrary problems through the creative use of continually growing, but always limited, experience. Since raw computing power is still increasing by a factor of 100 to 1,000 every decade, hardware with more than brain-like computational power should become available...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2012) 29 (2): 25–34.
Published: 01 June 2012
... game that fits the Internet era, because you can play it online. You can follow the game’s great players, and you can analyze it through computer engines, which is very helpful for amateurs. To some extent, there is no longer a cloak of secrecy covering the game. You may have two of the world’s...
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World Policy Journal (1 December 2015) 32 (4): 75–82.
Published: 01 December 2015
... cybercrime is the ready availability of hacking and cyber tools. The digital criminal does not need to be a master hacker since cyber exploits can themselves be bought through hidden websites on the Dark Net. The increasing commoditization of computer malware such as viruses and worms makes it likely that in...
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World Policy Journal (1 March 2018) 35 (1): 108–113.
Published: 01 March 2018
... playing field,” former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves recalled in an interview with The Economist . In the 1990s, as telecommunication was booming across the world, Estonia built an e-government service and brought computers into classrooms. (Schoolchildren do learn to code in first grade...
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World Policy Journal (1 September 2011) 28 (3): 11–16.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... Marshall Hopkins Still, I worry that our inability to match the achievements of the 1960s space program might be symptomatic of a general failure of our society to get big things done. My parents and grandparents witnessed the creation of the airplane, the automobile, nuclear energy, and the computer...
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World Policy Journal (1 September 2013) 30 (3): 14–19.
Published: 01 September 2013
... information. Computer hardware and software, advanced aircraft materials, and imaging technologies such as high-resolution video cameras are all benefiting from lower costs and higher performance. For some applications, what used to take a $1 million drone can now be accomplished with a drone that costs less...
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World Policy Journal (1 September 2013) 30 (3): 23–30.
Published: 01 September 2013
... access to the surveillance boxes. The FSB has control centers connected directly to operators’ computer servers. To monitor particular phone conversations or Internet communications, an FSB agent only has to enter a command into the control center located in the local FSB headquarters. This system is...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2012) 29 (2): 89–96.
Published: 01 June 2012
... developed the revolutionary Itanium 64-bit microprocessor chip, the device that acts as a computer’s nervous system, routing information and allowing multitasking. “It was my dream job,” he says. His family considered it a godsend. Rahman’s father, a UN diplomat, bragged that his son, an engineering...
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World Policy Journal (1 December 2012) 29 (4): 3–7.
Published: 01 December 2012
... experience with the Internet is now on a mobile device. Imagine a school where every student had a portable tablet computer connected to the Internet—serving as a notebook, dictionary, calculator, and all the textbooks the child would ever need. Never would they be out of date, while delivering learning...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2001) 18 (2): 89–92.
Published: 01 June 2001
... id official, “you can get receipts, phony ones, for any amount you specify.” Graft comes in all sizes. This American passenger on a bus originating in Turkey had to pay three U.S. dollars as a “computer fee” at a frontier post lacking a visible computer. It is a commonplace that corruption...
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World Policy Journal (1 September 2011) 28 (3): 45–51.
Published: 01 September 2011
... define cyber as having to do with networked computers, and cyberspace as an information-space created by networked computers. “Cyberspace” is a manmade construct, which itself sits within the environment of the electromagnetic spectrum. This environment is just another medium of delivery. It is similar...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2015) 32 (2): 40–52.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the consequences. It also shows the project is nearing completion. Chen is not in a position to comment like others who’ve been involved from the beginning. He keeps making notes, like a dutiful representative. “One more thing,” Shanshan concludes as the room falls quiet. “My husband’s computer...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2013) 30 (2): 108–117.
Published: 01 June 2013
... become illegal immigrants. A carefully designed computer program could probably be equally efficient, but would result in the termination of a vast army of individuals who, together with their supervisors, are guaranteed a lifetime of adequate pay and benefits and a comfortable retirement at a relatively...
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World Policy Journal (1 September 2013) 30 (3): 57–64.
Published: 01 September 2013
... lawyers—sits in folding chairs. Next to the judges is the clerk of the court at a computer. Besides that, the room is barren. It wouldn’t be much of a room if not for the spectacular view out of the dirty glass windows that take up the entire length of the left-side wall. From each, rise the sloping...
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World Policy Journal (1 March 2001) 18 (1): 31–38.
Published: 01 March 2001
... technology, and led by Rumsfeld, and the more moderate the computer. The advent of game theory, players, led by Secretary of State Colin Pow­ which analyzes human behavior in terms of ell. The purpose of this essay is to suggest instrumental calculations of self-interest, how President Bush can...
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World Policy Journal (1 March 2012) 29 (1): 72–81.
Published: 01 March 2012
... directions—a universal sense that the numbers that have been our staples are increasingly meaningless to everyday people. Newspapers, radio, and television routinely spout headlines about key statistics on GDP, inflation, and employment—astonishingly influential indicators computed in the United States...
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World Policy Journal (1 September 2011) 28 (3): 22–34.
Published: 01 September 2011
... creative leader in select areas of research. Its strengths can be summed up in four M’s. The first is Method—Aalto is one of the world’s top universities in the methodological sciences (from computational modeling to the methods behind art and creativity). The university’s strength in Media, such as...