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October 2008


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Q&A: A complex thinker

Q&A: A complex thinker

Daphne Koller discusses probabilistic relational modeling, artificial intelligence, and her new work with biologists.


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Point/counterpoint: The U.S. should ban paperless electronic voting machines

Point/counterpoint: The U.S. should ban paperless electronic voting machines

Debating the public policy issues involved in proposed efforts toward improving voting systems while considering the range of technical and societal challenges.


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Historical reflections: Will the future of software be open source?

Historical reflections: Will the future of software be open source?

Tracing the course of influential computing developments and considering possible paths to new paradigms.


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From the front lines: DOA with SOA

From the front lines: DOA with SOA

Diagnosing the symptoms of failing to accommodate critical software architecture properties that often result in the demise of projects.


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Computer Experts: Guns-for-Hire or Professionals?: guns-for-hire or professionals?

Computer Experts: Guns-for-Hire or Professionals?

Considering the responsibilities of those who build systems fundamental to significant social functions, institutions, and values.

Blog at CACM
Cybersecurity in the Trump Era
Cybersecurity in the Trump Era
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Deterrence is simply the wrong way to think about cybersecurity.

Ethical Theories Spotted in Silicon Valley
Ethical Theories Spotted in Silicon Valley
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Some of the prevailing theories of ethics surface in modern high tech.  We take a quick and rather superficial look …

Just Press Reboot
Just Press Reboot
03.13.2017

Why does the press continue to talk about "computer problems"?

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