Jan 15, 2021

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Post-insurrection, U.S. needs to put its own house in order, says Michael McFaul

By Melissa De Witte
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  • The armed insurrection that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 is a gift to America’s autocratic adversaries who want to challenge America’s fight to promote universal values of democracy and human rights, says Stanford political scientist Michael McFaul .
  • For the United States to continue in its pursuit for democracy abroad, it’s crucial that the country put its own house in order, said McFaul in an interview with Stanford News Service.
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Remembering Deborah L. Rhode: Legal ethics pioneer, Stanford scholar, mentor to many

By Heidi Beck
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  • Paul Brest, former dean and professor emeritus (active), at Stanford Law School, said: “Deborah was a pioneer and leader in every field she touched—sex discrimination, professional responsibility, pro bono legal practice, women and leadership, and just plain leadership.
  • A towering intellect, her dazzling ideas ignited scholarly inquiry in many critical areas of law—not just legal ethics, where she was the nation’s foremost expert—but also gender studies, access to justice, and leadership,” said Nora Freeman Engstrom, SLS professor of law, Deane F.
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How to build a likable chatbot

By Alex Samuel Harvison
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  • If, for example, the metaphor primes people to expect an AI that is highly competent and capable of understanding complex commands, they will evaluate the same interaction with the agent differently than if users expect their AI to be less competent and only comprehend simple commands.
  • Why, for example, did Microsoft’s Chinese chatbot Xiaoice amass millions of monthly users, while the same techniques powering Microsoft’s English version, Tay, led to it being discontinued for eliciting antisocial troll interactions?
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