One of the key drivers for the decision to lockdown the U.K. in late March 2020 was a computational epidemiological model developed at Imperial College, London....Michael Wooldridge From BLOG@CACM | July 31, 2020 at 09:34 AM
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...Jason Hong From BLOG@CACM | May 2, 2019 at 02:20 PM
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...Jason Hong From BLOG@CACM | March 13, 2019 at 02:52 PM
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...John Arquilla From BLOG@CACM | June 18, 2018 at 09:54 AM
Election systems are supposed to be disconnected from the Internet, for obvious and sensible reasons. Most elections today, however, use computers.
Duncan Buell From BLOG@CACM | March 27, 2018 at 09:22 AM
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...Robin K. Hill From BLOG@CACM | March 16, 2017 at 10:28 AM
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.Robin K. Hill From BLOG@CACM | February 26, 2017 at 10:27 PM
Despite more than two decades of consistent public warnings that have reached the highest levels of government, cybersecurity throughout much of the world is in...John Arquilla From BLOG@CACM | December 19, 2016 at 02:24 PM
As forecasters attempt to understand exactly what happened in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the data itself may hold vital clues.
Sheldon H. Jacobson, Jason J. Sauppe, and Steven E. Rigdon From BLOG@CACM | December 2, 2016 at 01:21 PM