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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.

Opportunities of Data Science Education
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Opportunities of Data Science Education

Considering the six new and exciting opportunities that data science presents.

Which Were the Most Influential Early Computers?
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Which Were the Most Influential Early Computers?

Considering early machines that had the greatest influence on the development of program-controlled computers.

A Challenge of Membership
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A Challenge of Membership

How can we solve ACM membership fee payment problems for Russians and Belarussians?

A History of One Brute-Force Attack
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A History of One Brute-Force Attack

A classic brute-force attack boils down to guessing credentials. In my scenario, though, the perpetrators acted somewhat differently.

Was Ada Lovelace Actually the First Programmer?
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Was Ada Lovelace Actually the First Programmer?

Historical arguments for and against.

On the Ethics of Writing With AIs
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On the Ethics of Writing With AIs

AI-generated text, even if accepted from an ethical standpoint, raises questions about the provenance of the generated text.

Communing on Computing
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Communing on Computing

 Conferences can renew our professional commitment and inspire thought on problems we face.

The Base-Rate Neglect Cognitive Bias in Data Science
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The Base-Rate Neglect Cognitive Bias in Data Science

Using Bayes' Theorem, the correct answer to both the medical diagnosis problem and to the lion classification question, can be calculated.

Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?
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Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?

Most languages differ less in what they make possible, and more in terms of what they make easy. 

The Other von Neumann
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The Other von Neumann

Was Klára Dán von Neumann the first person to write modern computer code?

Turing's Influence on Computer Construction is Overestimated
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Turing's Influence on Computer Construction is Overestimated

How great was Turing's influence on early British automatic computers? Opinions differ considerably.

InnovateFPGA: Wrong Strategy Drives One of the Best FPGA Development Contests into Crisis
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InnovateFPGA: Wrong Strategy Drives One of the Best FPGA Development Contests into Crisis

In my opinion, the main problem of the InnovateFPGA contest is the lack of a permanent team to lead.

Whence Machine Volition?
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Whence Machine Volition?

How could a computer develop or even express volition?

Programming is For More than Engineering; Computer Science is About More than Building Things
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Programming is For More than Engineering; Computer Science is About More than Building Things

Programming should be part of computing education curriculum, and take into account all the ways students will use computing.

5 Often Overlooked Coding Mistakes New Web Developers Need to Avoid
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5 Often Overlooked Coding Mistakes New Web Developers Need to Avoid

Avoiding these common, easily preventable blunders will help you maximize success in your career journey.

Can You Please Explain More Obscurely?
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Can You Please Explain More Obscurely?

On the appropriate style for technical writing.

Musk Buying Twitter Is Not About Freedom of Speech
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Musk Buying Twitter Is Not About Freedom of Speech

It's about freedom to control speech.
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