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Hazardous Enthusiasm and How Eagerness Can Kill A Project
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Hazardous Enthusiasm and How Eagerness Can Kill A Project

Many otherwise competent software developers and potential contributors end up being overwhelmed by "hazardous enthusiasm." They end up overwhelmed by their excitement...

Fake Translations?
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Fake Translations?

Inconsistencies in translation programs.

Google Translate Does Not U­nderstand the Content of the Texts
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Google Translate Does Not U­nderstand the Content of the Texts

How well do translation programs translate?

Will We All Be Wearing Wearables?
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Will We All Be Wearing Wearables?

If wearable computing products are really needed, what are the biggest practical and research challenges to mainstream adoption?

Governance and Oversight Coming to AI and Automation: Independent Audit of AI Systems
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Governance and Oversight Coming to AI and Automation: Independent Audit of AI Systems

Independent Audit of AI Systems is the next evolution of governance for artificial intelligence and automation.

What Turing and Church Left Out
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What Turing and Church Left Out

Concurrency control for readers and writers in a database is a classic problem that illustrates the power of message passing.

Discovering Bugs, or Ensuring Success?
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Discovering Bugs, or Ensuring Success?

Finding errors is not the same as making certain a software product works correctly.

Did We Just Replace the 'Knowledge Bottleneck' With a 'Data Bottleneck'?
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Did We Just Replace the 'Knowledge Bottleneck' With a 'Data Bottleneck'?

In practice, it seems that avoiding the knowledge acquisition bottleneck has not resulted in any net gain.

Just Press Reboot
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Just Press Reboot

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

Fact Versus Frivolity in Facebook
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Fact Versus Frivolity in Facebook

Facebook, for the sake of its own business integrity and for the sake of the public, should give up any attempt to guarantee veracity in items posted by users.

What Happened?
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What Happened?

As forecasters attempt to understand exactly what happened in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the data itself may hold vital clues.

Database Decay and What To Do About It
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Database Decay and What To Do About It

In our opinion, database decay results from the multi-department organization of large implementations.

What Makes a Program Elegant?
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What Makes a Program Elegant?

Most programmers would agree that some programs are elegant, and that elegant programs are better than others.

Welcome to the 40th Annual ACM-ICPC World Finals in Phuket, Thailand
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Welcome to the 40th Annual ACM-ICPC World Finals in Phuket, Thailand

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, sponsored by IBM, is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming competition in the world.

SC16 Adds Computational Reproducibility to Student Competition
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SC16 Adds Computational Reproducibility to Student Competition

SC16 has replaced the standard HPC benchmarks in its popular Student Cluster Competition with the task of reproducing the results of a recent HPC paper.

A Week of HPC at SC15
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A Week of HPC at SC15

ETH's Torsten Hoefler walks through a week of workshops, tutorials, papers, and his reactions to a week at SC.

HPC Matters
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HPC Matters

The HPC Matters program is a multi-year effort to communicate the benefits — from the development of new medical therapies to and increased understanding of climate...

SC Turns Reproducibility Challenges Into Opportunities
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SC Turns Reproducibility Challenges Into Opportunities

The annual SC conference is instituting new practices over the next five years that will help establish SC as the "gold standard" for computational science practice...

The Robots Are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet)
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The Robots Are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet)

Programs fix themselves! Today! It's scary!

Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite
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Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite

It is past time to reunite the big data, cloud, and high-performance computing communities. Each can each learn much from the other.
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