The current computing-research publication system conflates research publishing with community building. We may need in-person conferences for community building, but not so many!
DEPARTMENT: Career paths in computing
In 1963, the British government decided to make the world's most powerful computer. The manufacturer, Ferranti, asked would-be buyers to send their best programmers to help. Kodak sent me.
Andrei Sukhov considers the potential for reducing international tensions through competitive events, while Vivek S. Buzruk looks at the evolution of teaching Internet software engineering.
Key questions and challenges remain, including how to scale qubit devices while reducing noise and errors to the point where the devices become useful.
Machine learning drives toward 3D imaging on the move.
Social media "influencers" use augmented reality filtering apps to appear more beautiful, together, and cool. Results may vary.
COLUMN: Legally speaking
How copyright law might be an impediment to text and data mining research.
Privacy engineers are essential to both preventing and responding to organizational privacy problems.
SECTION: Computing ethics
Lessons from the recent past.
Making Computational Thinking relevant to schools.
Although the European Commission proposed new legislation for the use of "high-risk artificial intelligence" earlier this year, the existing European fundamental rights framework already provides some clear guidance on the use …
Seeking a more selective approach to technology usage.
SECTION: China Region special section
Welcome to the second regional special section spotlighting China.
SECTION: China Region special section: Hot topics
An examination of three digital start-ups which have become top domestic brands in their respective industries.
To mitigate the gap between theory and practice, Chinese educators have spent the last decade focusing on teaching undergraduates to build real computer systems.
The knowledgeable machine learning framework utilizes knowledge for language understanding in NLP.
The nature of artificial intelligence is interdisciplinary, and its power lies in augmenting its ability to accelerate research exponentially.
Chinese AI start-ups have moved away from noisy bubbles and landed in an investment boom.
A look at recent advances in the use of natural user interface (NUI) for neurological disease detection and assessment.
Enabling extreme-scale graph processing in two leading supercomputer architectures.
SECTION: China Region special section: Big trends
VR, AR, and the push to MR.
The tremendous development of information technology has brought challenges to the visually impaired in China.
Mobile crowdsensing, a new paradigm based on the power of user-companioned devices, is expected to play an important role in the coming digital economics era.
Several companies are trying push automatic speech recognition and other technologies past their current limitations.
China underscores the critical role of blockchain technology in the new round of technological innovation and industrial transformation.
Why we need an IT accident investigation board.
SECTION: Contributed articles
Industry experiences on the data challenges of AI and the call for a data ecosystem for industrial enterprises.
Automatic map inference, data refinement, and machine-assisted map editing promises more accurate map datasets.
SECTION: Research highlights
"Multi-Itinerary Optimization as Cloud Service," by Alexandru Cristian et al., makes accessible an end-to-end cloud service that produces traffic-aware, real-time dispatching of agents under complex constraints.
We describe multi-itinerary optimization, a novel Bing Maps service that automates the process of building itineraries for multiple agents while optimizing their routes to minimize travel time or distance.
"MIP* = RE," by Zhengfeng Ji et al., studies quantum interactive proofs.
In this work, we study a fourth modification to the notion of efficient verification that originates in the study of quantum entanglement.
COLUMN: Last byte
An obsessive gamer's quest for the absolutely most significant computer ever.