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Leonardo da Vinci's Robot Lion
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Leonardo da Vinci's Robot Lion

We are celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death with a major exhibition of the Renaissance painter's works.

The Size of Computing Education Today, By The Numbers
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The Size of Computing Education Today, By The Numbers

 How many students learn general-purpose programming today, compared to using other computing environments or learning other STEM subjects?

The Shortest Possible Schedule Theorem: Yes, You Can Throw Money at Software Deadlines
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The Shortest Possible Schedule Theorem: Yes, You Can Throw Money at Software Deadlines

As close as we have to a universal law of software engineering management.

Dynamic Analysis in the Browser
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Dynamic Analysis in the Browser

Autopsy of a Google Query.

Who Manufactured the Mysterious Chinese Android?
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Who Manufactured the Mysterious Chinese Android?

In the 18th century, there were several famous makers of automatons in Europe; who created the Chinese musical clock automaton figure?

A Design Perspective on Computational Thinking
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A Design Perspective on Computational Thinking

Maybe we can just design away the need to teach computational thinking

Variable Vagaries
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Variable Vagaries

The variable, construed as an L-value, makes some offbeat appearances.

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?

Is the Trolley Problem ­Useful for Studying Autonomous Vehicles?
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Is the Trolley Problem ­Useful for Studying Autonomous Vehicles?

Does the trolley problem offer any useful insights for autonomous vehicles, in terms of design of or public policy around these systems? Here are several reasons...

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?

The Artificialistic Fallacy
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The Artificialistic Fallacy

Ethics discussions of artificial intelligence reveal a fallacy of omission.

Why is Privacy So Hard?
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Why is Privacy So Hard?

Why is privacy so hard? Why is it, after so much negative press about it, are we still being constantly tracked on the web and on our smartphones? Why is it, after...

FictionStein
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FictionStein

Science fiction like Frankenstein nudges readers to confer humanity but nudges them away from moral fortitude.

A Tale of Two CTs (and a Revised Timeline for Computational Thinking)
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A Tale of Two CTs (and a Revised Timeline for Computational Thinking)

Rethinking the timeline of Computational Thinking to recognize several computer scientists in addition to Jeannette Wing.

Scalable Intelligent Systems by 2025
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Scalable Intelligent Systems by 2025

People are fundamental to a Scalable Intelligent System; there is no computer-only solution that can implement such a system.

Tech U­ser Responsibility
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Tech U­ser Responsibility

User support presents serious challenges that are aggravated by indeterminate client responsibility.

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.

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?

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.

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?
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