January 2016 - Vol. 59 No. 1

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Opinion Letters to the Editor

Let the Liable Pay

 In his letter to the editor (Nov. 2015) on Keith Kirkpatrick's news story "The Moral Challenges of Driverless Cars" (Aug. 2015), Hans Grünberger attacked my proposal for ethics review boards. The letter mischaracterizes my beliefs and my proposal.
Research and Advances Research highlights

Answering Enumeration Queries with the Crowd

Hybrid human/computer database systems promise to greatly expand the usefulness of query processing by incorporating the crowd. Such systems raise many implementation questions. To address the issues, we develop statistical tools that enable users and systems developers to reason about query completeness.

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