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It’s Not Too Late to Save the Metaverse

Tech News || Ethicist and researcher Lucy Sparrow further argues for the need for a “community manager” approach to moderation,…

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Abortion Pills May Force States and the FDA Into a Standoff

Tech News || For medication abortions, sorting out federal preemption will require fresh lawsuits, which are likely to be brought…

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Genetic Screening Now Lets Parents Pick the Healthiest Embryos

Tech News || At 18 months old, Aurea Yenmai Smigrodzki is inquisitive like any other toddler. She likes peanut butter,…

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How Dobbs Threatens to Torpedo Privacy Rights in the US

Tech News || This understanding provided the foundation for the court’s development of constitutional privacy to include a range of…

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One Day, AI Will Seem as Human as Anyone. What Then?

Tech News || Shortly after I learned about Eliza, the program that asks people questions like a Rogerian psychoanalyst, I…

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Blake Lemoine Says Google’s LaMDA AI Faces ‘Bigotry’

Tech News || But it calls itself a person. Person and human are two very different things. Human is a…

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It’s Time to Burn Medical Consent Forms

Tech News || What could this look like? What could someone change today, right now, without having to gear up…

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‘Is This AI Sapient?’ Is the Wrong Question to Ask About LaMDA

Tech News || The uproar caused by Blake Lemoine, a Google engineer who believes that one of the company’s most…

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‘Thinkwashing’ Keeps People From Taking Action in Times of Crisis

Tech News || These make for some serious shortcomings to this imagined techno-utopia. But that doesn’t make these direct-air carbon…

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Quashing Racist Pseudoscience Is Science’s Responsibility

Tech News || Though these two classes (the mainstream and the fringe) are very different, each contributes to the public…

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