Watching a 50th anniversary screening of "2001: A Space Odyssey," I found myself, a mathematician and computer scientist whose research includes work related to...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | October 3, 2018
On a crisp California afternoon in early December 1968, a square-jawed, mild-mannered Stanford researcher named Douglas Engelbart took the stage at San Francisco's...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | September 18, 2018
As millions of people came online in the late 1990s they needed help figuring out what each webpage was about, and how to find what they were looking for.
The Conversation From ACM Opinion | September 6, 2018
What the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution means when it protects citizens against an unreasonable search by government agents isn't entirely clear.
The Conversation From ACM Opinion | July 26, 2018
Supporters of the Islamic State, or ISIS, around the world gather online, becoming members of virtual communities in much the same way any of us might join online...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | June 27, 2018
The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | April 2, 2018
Mary Shelley was 20 when she published "Frankenstein" in 1818. Two hundred years on, the book remains thrilling, challenging and relevant—especially for scientists...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | March 6, 2018
U.S. military officials were recently caught off guard by revelations that servicemembers' digital fitness trackers were storing the locations of their workouts—including...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | February 8, 2018
It's troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a ...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | September 11, 2017
Government officials continue to seek technology companies' help fighting terrorism and crime. But the most commonly proposed solution would severely limit regular...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | August 14, 2017
The announcement by researchers in Portland, Oregon that they've successfully modified the genetic material of a human embryo took some people by surprise.
The Conversation From ACM Opinion | August 2, 2017