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Why Matthew Miller Sees a Bright Future for Fedora
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Why Matthew Miller Sees a Bright Future for Fedora

Fedora project leader Matthew Miller discusses popular adoption, competing standards, upcoming changes, and hot-button topics such as systemd.

Siri's #MeToo Responses Show Why Tech Needs Women
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Siri's #MeToo Responses Show Why Tech Needs Women

Once, when users called Siri a "slut," the service responded: "I'd blush if I could." Such programming missteps could have been avoided altogether if there were...

A Controversial Plan to Encrypt More of the Internet
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A Controversial Plan to Encrypt More of the Internet

The road to routing all Domain Name System lookups through HTTPS is pocked with disagreements over just how much it will help.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Supercharging Materials Science
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How Artificial Intelligence Is Supercharging Materials Science

MIT Associate Professor Juejun Hu shines a light on the impact machine learning and AI are having on materials science and engineering.

I Competed Against An AI
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I Competed Against An AI

Marc Zao-Sanders, founder and CEO of Filtered, squared off against magpie, the set of algorithms that recommends learning content to people looking to pick up new...

Asimov's Three Laws Have Failed the Robots
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Asimov's Three Laws Have Failed the Robots

Almost no one thinks that Isaac Asimov's Three Laws could work for truly intelligent AI.

Don't Fear the Terminator
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Don't Fear the Terminator

The fear that artificial intelligence machines could become our overlords — or perhaps wipe us out altogether — reflects a misunderstanding of AI.

Hackathon Victor on Laying Foundations and CS Support Systems
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Hackathon Victor on Laying Foundations and CS Support Systems

Oluchi Chukwunyere, a computer-science major at North Carolina A&T State University, helped lead a team of four students to a First Place victory at the Black Enterprise...

Multi-Device Digital Assistance
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Multi-Device Digital Assistance

Increased availability of cloud services and ownership of multiple digital devices create unique opportunities for digital assistants to provide guidance across...

What Is a Chief Security Officer Good For?
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What Is a Chief Security Officer Good For?

Security requires more than an off-the-shelf solution.

How Might We Increase System Trustworthiness?
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How Might We Increase System Trustworthiness?

Summarizing some of the changes that seem increasingly necessary to address known system and network deficiencies and anticipate currently unknown vulnerabilities...

The Cloud as an Innovation Platform for Software Development
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The Cloud as an Innovation Platform for Software Development

How cloud computing became a platform.

The Danger of Thinking We're All 'Addicted' to Tech
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The Danger of Thinking We're All 'Addicted' to Tech

Telling ourselves that devices and platforms "hijack" our brains promotes passivity instead of empowerment.

Computer Scientist David Gelernter Wants To Revolutionize Social Media
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Computer Scientist David Gelernter Wants To Revolutionize Social Media

David Gelernter, a computer science professor at Yale, is concerned with the amount of power Facebook holds thanks to the data handed over to the social media giant...

How STEM Education Must Evolve
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How STEM Education Must Evolve

STEM curricula must be enhanced so graduates have a deeper understanding of how their work affects humanity.

How the Firm Behind Many Store Credit Cards Is Using AI to Fight Fraud
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How the Firm Behind Many Store Credit Cards Is Using AI to Fight Fraud

Synchrony deploys AI to speed up operations including credit approvals and fraud detection. Chief Information Officer Carol Juel has led the undertaking.

A Day in the Life of a Programmer
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A Day in the Life of a Programmer

DataSine co-founder and CTO Chris Loy and Front End Engineer Jenny Wem answer questions about life as a programmer, the challenges they face, how things have changed...

How to Build Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust
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How to Build Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust

Computer systems need to understand time, space and causality. Right now they don't.

Why American Workers Need to Be Protected From Automation
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Why American Workers Need to Be Protected From Automation

Bill de Blasio, New York City mayor and a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, says that as president he would issue a robot tax for corporations...
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