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Why Is It Hard to Define Data Science?
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Why Is It Hard to Define Data Science?

Data science can be described as a science, as a research paradigm, as a research method, as a discipline, as a workflow, and as a profession.

The Legacy of Peer-to-Peer Systems
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The Legacy of Peer-to-Peer Systems

What happened to peer-to-peer as a technological concept?      

What Does Meta AI's Diplomacy-Winning Cicero Mean for AI?
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What Does Meta AI's Diplomacy-Winning Cicero Mean for AI?

Hint: It's not all about scaling.

Data Backup and VM Modernization: How-to Guide
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Data Backup and VM Modernization: How-to Guide

A guide to VM modernization when dealing with data backups.

The Process-Object Duality in Computer Science and Data Science Education
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The Process-Object Duality in Computer Science and Data Science Education

The process-object duality has several educational implications for the design of teaching and learning processes.

Stack Ranking: Organizational Cancer
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Stack Ranking: Organizational Cancer

If only the best are hired, why isn't everybody great?

Starlink's Critical Vulnerability, or Elon Musk is Not Worrying in Vain
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Starlink's Critical Vulnerability, or Elon Musk is Not Worrying in Vain

We analyze the operations of the Starlink Global Satellite System deployed by SpaceX, in terms of its security and resilience.

Choosing a DAST Solution: What to Pay Attention To
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Choosing a DAST Solution: What to Pay Attention To

The tool characteristics and parameters you need to pay attention to, and the product types currently available on the market.

Data Loss Prevention vs. Data-Centric Audit and Protection: What Is the Difference?
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Data Loss Prevention vs. Data-Centric Audit and Protection: What Is the Difference?

A look at the typical tasks solved by DCAP systems, and how they differ from those solved by DLP systems.

Data Governance and the Psychology of Tension Management
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Data Governance and the Psychology of Tension Management

The balancing of the chaos of no data tension and too much tension on data assets is what data governance frameworks and processes attempt to manage.

Three Risks Facing Higher Education
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Three Risks Facing Higher Education

The implications of COVID-19 for risk management in higher education.

Reflections on the AI Bill of Rights Blueprint
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Reflections on the AI Bill of Rights Blueprint

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a "Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights." I reflect on this milestone document in the context...

In Pursuit of an International Computation Center in Europe
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In Pursuit of an International Computation Center in Europe

The story of the UNESCO International Computation Center.

Fair AI Practices
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Fair AI Practices

A new technology, broadly deployed, raises profound questions about its impact on American society.

Where to Look:  CS Ethics Research
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Where to Look: CS Ethics Research

 A select range of publications, peer-reviewed or close, provide sources for student research.

Four Conversations About Human-Centric AI
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Four Conversations About Human-Centric AI

I discuss the different conversations, their limits, and what we really need to be talking about.

New Research Vindicates Fodor and Pylyshyn: No Explainable AI Without 'Structured Semantics'
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New Research Vindicates Fodor and Pylyshyn: No Explainable AI Without 'Structured Semantics'

In this short article, we generalize recent research results that clearly make the point that "there can be no explanation without semantics."

Heinz Rutishauser, a Forgotten Swiss Pioneer
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Heinz Rutishauser, a Forgotten Swiss Pioneer

A look at the little-known Rutishauser, who created "automatic programming" and was one of the "authoritative fathers" of the Algol programming language.

Not Your Grandmother's Textbook Exercise
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Not Your Grandmother's Textbook Exercise

Sarcasm, where you least expected it.
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