Many Americans see the future crowding into the present and some of the innovations ahead unnerve them, especially as they reshape ideas about human dominion.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | September 17, 2018
Let me say this upfront: I'm not convinced that 'superintelligent' AI are the most pressing threat from coming generations of deep learning machines.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | June 18, 2018
Google's Duplex voice assistant drew applause last week at the company's annual I/O developer conference after CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated the artificially intelligent...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | May 21, 2018
As useful as it would be to interact with smartphones and other gadgets by chatting casually with them, the technology to enable such a simple but meaningful back...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | April 27, 2018
Cambridge Analytica's wholesale scraping of Facebook user data is familiar news by now, and we are all "shocked" that personal data are being shared and traded...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | April 25, 2018
Pundits have been fretting a lot lately about robots leaving humans behind, taking our jobs and possibly a lot more, as in The Matrix and Terminator films.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | November 6, 2017
We the people have always been helplessly drawn to the concept of magic: the notion that you can will something to happen by wiggling your nose, speaking special...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | August 16, 2017
As recent high school graduates prepare for their migration to college in the fall, one item is sure to top most students' shopping wish lists: a laptop computer...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | July 12, 2017
"Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President." "FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead of Apparent Murder-Suicide." "Rush Reveals...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | January 25, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump's views on technology and tech policy were not prominent campaign features on his contentious path to the White House.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | December 2, 2016
Patients paralyzed by a spinal cord injury can face a grim and grueling recovery process—one in which regaining function is far from a sure thing. But a new study...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | August 16, 2016
Emerging technologies that draw from biomedical technology, nanotechnology, information technology and other fields are developing at a rapid pace and may lead...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | July 26, 2016
After great promise in the 1960s that machines would soon think like humans, progress stalled for decades. Only in the past 10 years or so has research picked up...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | June 24, 2016
It must be difficult for the roughly half a billion people who visit Wikipedia every month to remember a world without the free online encyclopedia.Scientific American From ACM Opinion | January 15, 2016