COLUMN: Global computing
Session details: Global computing
DEPARTMENT: Informatics Europe and ACM Europe Council
A group assembled by Informatics Europe and the policy committee of the ACM Europe Council produced a report entitled "When Computers Decide" that makes 10 recommendations to policy leaders regarding automated decision making …
DEPARTMENT: Cerf's up
A primary topic of consideration at a recent workshop on cybersecurity was how to preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet while protecting against the harmful behaviors that have emerged in this global medium. That …
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
In the spirit of Moshe Y. Vardi's call for ACM to ". . . be more active in addressing social responsibility issues raised by computing technology," we urge the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council to undertake a study of the technological …
We lack an easy way to indicate that algorithms do not make decisions and are not biased; programmers do, and are.
Navigation research demonstrates bio-machine symbiosis.
Stacking chips and connecting them vertically increases both speed and functionality.
Organizations work to address 'a notable absence of women in the field.'
COLUMN: Global computing
Understanding the unique local context, as well as technical considerations, are essential components of successful project deployment.
Seeking the best measures to reach advantaged and less-advantaged students equally.
COLUMN: Kode vicious
Cache is king. And if your cache is cut, you are going to feel it.
COLUMN: Point/counterpoint: democracy and e-democracy
Considering the possibility of achieving an e-democracy based on long-established foundations that strengthen both real-world democracies and virtual Internet communities.
Increased technology is not the solution to the fundamental issue of declining democratic culture.
Different uses for read-optimized B-trees and write-optimized LSM-trees.
What happens when we wish to actually deploy a machine learning model to production?
For many data items, the work never settles on a value.
SECTION: Contributed articles
Science fiction in particular offers students a way to cultivate their capacity for moral imagination.
Queueing theoretic models can guide design trade-offs in systems targeting tail latency, not just average performance.
SECTION: Review articles
Online privacy is not just about what you disclose about yourself, it is also about what others disclose about you.
SECTION: Research highlights
"Accelerating GPU Betweenness Centrality" by McLaughlin and Bader ably addresses the challenges to authors of efficient graph implementations in the important context of a computation called betweenness centrality.
We present a hybrid GPU implementation that provides good performance on graphs of arbitrary structure rather than just scale-free graphs as was done previously.
COLUMN: Last byte
Upgraded with new instructions, my AI aims to debug its original programmer, along with his home planet.