DEPARTMENT: Editor's letter
It has become clear that AI's carbon emissions, lifecycle carbon, and other negative environmental impacts are growing explosively.
DEPARTMENT: Cerf's Up
"Write a 700-word obituary for Vint Cerf." I tried this "prompting" text on a publicly available chatbot. The output? There was a considerable degree of invented but false statements about my life and work.
Jason Hong finds many similarities between FATE (Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, Ethics) and privacy.
Researchers use computers to show that equations can "blow up."
Artificial intelligence can unlock speed and quality improvements in three-dimensional graphics.
Looking for ways to cut the release of greenhouse gases attributable to AI use, at a time that usage is very likely to grow.
COLUMN: Computing Ethics
Parsing the promise of language-capable robots.
Exploring alternatives to existing research systems and methods.
COLUMN: Kode Vicious
There is no substitute for good, direct, honest training.
Considering the emergence of non-standard acceptance of SI prefixes.
Seeking the best governance models for FOSS projects.
Increasing opportunities for access to traditional financial systems.
Trust and trustworthiness are central to how ethics helps society survive and thrive.
Updating bulk_extractor for the 2020s.
A discussion with Alfred Spector, Peter Norvig, Chris Wiggins, Jeannette Wing, Ben Fried, and Michael Tingley.
SECTION: Contributed Articles
Enabling researchers to leverage systems to overcome the limits of human cognitive capacity.
A data-driven, follow-the-money approach to characterize the ransomware ecosystem uncovers two parallel ransomware criminal markets: commodity ransomware and Ransomware as a Service (RaaS).
SECTION: Review Articles
Uniting data-centric perspectives and concepts to trace the foundations of DCAI.
SECTION: Research Highlights
In "A Manifold View of Connectivity in the Private Backbone Networks of Hyperscalers," Salamatian et al.
assemble techniques from the two broad strategies developed by the networking community and complement them with new ones …
We present a new empirical approach for elucidating connectivity in privately owned and operated backbone networks.
"Mixed Abilities and Varied Experiences: A Group Autoethnography of a Virtual Summer Internship," by Kelly Mack et al., provides guidance on how to make remote work and meetings work better for everyone.
Interns, full-time members, and affiliates of a Microsoft Research team focused on accessibility report on the experiences of virtual interns in 2020 navigating the challenges of working remotely.
COLUMN: Last Byte
Design fiction is an approach to understanding and speculating about alternate futures. This column is a piece of such speculative fiction, set in 2025.