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Artificial Intelligence Poised to Improve Lives of People With Disabilities
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Artificial Intelligence Poised to Improve Lives of People With Disabilities

By Shari Trewin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Chair, Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on

In Praise of Spaghetti Code
From Blog@Ubiquity

In Praise of Spaghetti Code

Spaghetti code is not getting any respect. Software experts denigrate it; coding classes avoid it like the plague; and when students go out into the world, they...

ACM Public Policy Groups Release Guidance on Internet of Things Privacy and Security
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Public Policy Groups Release Guidance on Internet of Things Privacy and Security

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council and the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee jointly released a Statement on Internet of Things Privacy and Security addressing...

Global Technology Policy Newsletter June 2017
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Newsletter June 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public...

U.S. and European Computing Researchers and Practitioners Announce Steps to Prevent Algorithmic Bias
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. and European Computing Researchers and Practitioners Announce Steps to Prevent Algorithmic Bias

Recognizing the ubiquity of algorithms in our daily lives, as well as their far-reaching impact, the ACM US Public Policy Council and the ACM Europe Council Policy...

Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing?

Some computer scientists and physicists are looking beyond the limits of current computing to “reversible computing.” The post Is Computing in Reverse the NextBLOG...

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Releases Guidance on Computing and Network Security
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Releases Guidance on Computing and Network Security

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council issued a set of guidelines for organizations to protect the security of their computing and network systems. In its Statement...

Blockchains Could Add Trillions of Dollars to the Global Economy
From ACM on Huffington Post

Blockchains Could Add Trillions of Dollars to the Global Economy

By Toufi Saliba, CEO of PrivacyShell and Chair, ACM Practitioners Board Conference Committee Imagine if the entire global

Briefing on Computer Science and STEM Education for U.S. Congress
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Briefing on Computer Science and STEM Education for U.S. Congress

On May 10, the ACM Education Policy Committee co-sponsored a briefing for Congress on “STEM 101: Major Policy Issues for the 115th Congress.” Organized by the STEM...

How to Deal with Post-truthism
From Blog@Ubiquity

How to Deal with Post-truthism

The very definition of post-truth implies rejecting fact-based logic. Too few possess the skill of distinguishing between self-serving claims, and reliable, well...

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – May 2017
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – May 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public...

UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee Explores Use of Algorithms in Decision Making
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee Explores Use of Algorithms in Decision Making

The UK-based Royal Statistical Society expressed support for the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability in its...

Insider Attacks Are A Bigger and Harder Threat?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Insider Attacks Are A Bigger and Harder Threat?

There is a new trend apparently emerging to defend against data loss and data damage as a result of external hacking. Some organizations have been removing their...

Next Data Science Education Meetings on May 1-3 in Washington DC
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Next Data Science Education Meetings on May 1-3 in Washington DC

The next public forum on data science postsecondary education convened by the National Academies of Sciences will be on May 1-3 in Washington, D.C. The roundtable...

The end of ICE is near – or not?
From Blog@Ubiquity

The end of ICE is near – or not?

The internal combustion engine (ICE) has reigned supreme for over 100 years, but prognosticators are predicting its demise over the next few decades – or NOT, depending...

What Should Europe’s Cybersecurity Policy Focus On?
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

What Should Europe’s Cybersecurity Policy Focus On?

A report on cybersecurity policy published by the European Commission’s top scientific advisers cites the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee’s White Paper on “Advancing...

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – April 2017
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – April 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public...

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Submits Comments on Internet of Things
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Submits Comments on Internet of Things

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council submitted comments in response to a green paper on “Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things,” issued by the U.S....

Why We Need Exascale Computing
From ACM on Huffington Post

Why We Need Exascale Computing

By Paul Messina, Exascale Project Director, Argonne National Laboratory Exascale computing is the label we use for the next

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – March 2017
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – March 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public...
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