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It's Not the 'Why' Chromosome, It's the 'How'
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It's Not the 'Why' Chromosome, It's the 'How'

Women do like the raw technical aspects of computer science.

On the Ethics of Cyberwar
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On the Ethics of Cyberwar

Keith Abney of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences group of California Polytechnic State University surveys the moral landscape of cyberwar.

Deep Dictionary
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Deep Dictionary

The abstraction from big data on English words of distributed vector representations computing simple semantic aspects has drawn interest from the computing community...

The Ethical Problem of Software Neglect
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The Ethical Problem of Software Neglect

We call the problem of mediocre sofware "neglect," and we pitch it in ethical terms by noting that it illustrates a failure of the ethics of care.

Operating Systems as Possible Worlds
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Operating Systems as Possible Worlds

Is a comparison between operating systems, which are analyzed by software engineers for conditional execution paths, and possible worlds, which are analyzed by...

Ethical Theories Spotted in Silicon Valley
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Ethical Theories Spotted in Silicon Valley

Some of the prevailing theories of ethics surface in modern high tech.  We take a quick and rather superficial look at their tracks on the ground, noting especially...

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. ...

The Work and Inspiration of the Commission on the History and Philosophy of Computing
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The Work and Inspiration of the Commission on the History and Philosophy of Computing

The international organization HaPoC promotes and sponsors research that brings together the history and the philosophy of computing.

Fiction as Model Theory
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Fiction as Model Theory

Like model theory, fiction deploys a theory and an interpretation.  An interpretation that makes the statements of the theory true demonstrates consistency, in...

The Work and Inspiration of the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers
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The Work and Inspiration of the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers

 The Newsletter of the Committee on Computing and Philosophy of the American Philosophical Association offers a wide range of scholarly work in the philosophy of...

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.

The Work and Inspiration of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy
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The Work and Inspiration of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy

A prominent player in the philosophy of computer science includes the two disciplines in its title.

Does Nature Use Data?
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Does Nature Use Data?

Does nature use databases? Does nature use data structures?  
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