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NL­ Is Not NLP++
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NL­ Is Not NLP++

This is a plea to the technical community working in the domain of natural language processing and natural language understanding to appreciate the difference between...

Computer Science Encyclopedia Can Fill a Gap
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Computer Science Encyclopedia Can Fill a Gap

Our profession has the credibility and resources to create an Encyclopedia that will serve as the professional standard.

Did Albert Einstein Calculate on the 'Millionaire' in Zurich?
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Did Albert Einstein Calculate on the 'Millionaire' in Zurich?

In 1897, ETH Zurich was the first university in the world to have a copy of the legendary four-species calculating machine Millionaire.

Irrational Exuberance and the 'FATE' of Technology
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Irrational Exuberance and the 'FATE' of Technology

Questions of verification, safety, and trust must be central when we embody intelligence in physical systems.

First-Class Philosophical Failure
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First-Class Philosophical Failure

Interrogation of "first-class object" as an analog to human life goes nowhere.

Moving Computing Education Past Argument from Authority: Stuart Reges and Women Who Code
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Moving Computing Education Past Argument from Authority: Stuart Reges and Women Who Code

Computing educators often make decisions based on arguments from authority. Time to move on.

Algorithms Have Been Around for 4,000 Years
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Algorithms Have Been Around for 4,000 Years

For some years now, the terms "algorithms", "digitization" and "artificial intelligence" have become commonplace. However, these terms are rarely explained. One...

A Software Architect Is the Person You Blame
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A Software Architect Is the Person You Blame

How efficient is your current software project, and could it potentially benefit from the addition of a software architect?

Validating Beneficial AI
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Validating Beneficial AI

The foundational work of the first AI for Good Summit allows the AI community to work together to create an infrastructure for responsible communication, development...

My First Interaction, Design, and Children Conference, IDC 2018
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My First Interaction, Design, and Children Conference, IDC 2018

IDC 2018 was a fun conference with lots of great insights.

The Real Problem With AI
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The Real Problem With AI

It's algorithms. And data. They can be wrong.

From 007 to 'Agent 111'
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From 007 to 'Agent 111'

James Bond-like spies have been eclipsed by a new generation of operatives who don't travel the world (not physically, anyway) or drink martinis, shaken or stirred...

­Until the Craze Fades
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­Until the Craze Fades

Too much, perhaps, of a good thing?

Articulation of Decision Responsibility
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Articulation of Decision Responsibility

Can we establish a locution for the results of a program that does not ascribe decision-making power?

ACM Public Policy ­Update: 100-Day Highlights
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ACM Public Policy ­Update: 100-Day Highlights

Chronicling the First 100 Days this year of ACM's member-driven policy efforts in Europe and the U.S.

End Anonymous Refereeing
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End Anonymous Refereeing

Who came up with this bizarre idea?

Integrating CS to Improve Scores in Math, Science, and English Language Arts: New Result from Code.org and Outliers
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Integrating CS to Improve Scores in Math, Science, and English Language Arts: New Result from Code.org and Outliers

Evidence from Broward County of integrated CS curriculum having an impact on standardized tests 

Examples of Phenomenology in Computing
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Examples of Phenomenology in Computing

The branch of philosophy known as phenomenology can broaden our understanding of what is really going on in the tasks we address with computing.

What Went Wrong? Facebook and 'Sharing' Data with Cambridge Analytica
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What Went Wrong? Facebook and 'Sharing' Data with Cambridge Analytica

The road to the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal is strewn with failures.

Securing Threats to Election Systems
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Securing Threats to Election Systems

Election systems are supposed to be disconnected from the Internet, for obvious and sensible reasons. Most elections today, however, use computers.
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