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Social Media Is Polluting Society
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Social Media Is Polluting Society

Moderation alone will not fix the problem.

The Age of Algorithmic Anxiety
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The Age of Algorithmic Anxiety

Interacting online today means being besieged by system-generated recommendations, but do we want what the machines tell us we want?

Data Breaches Involve the Same Stories Again and Again
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Data Breaches Involve the Same Stories Again and Again

Only when we learn from them can we make headway in stopping the cycle.

Why Universities Must Resist GPA-based Enrollment Caps in the Face of Surging Enrollments
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Why Universities Must Resist GPA-based Enrollment Caps in the Face of Surging Enrollments

Considering the challenges for universities to adapt their business models to changing student demands.

Computational Thinking in the Era of Data Science
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Computational Thinking in the Era of Data Science

Incorporating data thinking into computer science education.

Who Is Liable when AI Kills?
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Who Is Liable when AI Kills?

We need to change rules and institutions while still promoting innovation to protect people from faulty AI.

Semiconductor Dependency Imperils American Security
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Semiconductor Dependency Imperils American Security

The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is only the first step in preventing Chinese dominance.

Words Matter
From Communications of the ACM

Words Matter

Some jargon can be offensive to newcomers and unintentionally shape our thoughts.

Apple's Challenge to Virtualization Software
From Communications of the ACM

Apple's Challenge to Virtualization Software

Is it okay for security researchers to virtualize software to look for vulnerabilities?

Musk Will Take Questions from Twitter Employees—Twitter Should Answer His
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Musk Will Take Questions from Twitter Employees—Twitter Should Answer His

The company risks losing the trust of users and investors if it does not tackle the issue of bots, spam, and fake accounts.

Crypto Is Crashing Again but Blockchain Will Survive
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Crypto Is Crashing Again but Blockchain Will Survive

The practical, real-world work of developing blockchain technology will keep on going, independent of market histrionics.

'Sentience' Is the Wrong Discussion to Have on AI Right Now
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'Sentience' Is the Wrong Discussion to Have on AI Right Now

A more important conversation would be one about human compatibility and trust.

Science Needs to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint
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Science Needs to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint

Greenhouse gas emissions from research damage the climate.

Human-Like Programs Abuse Our Empathy
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Human-Like Programs Abuse Our Empathy

It is easy to be fooled by the mimicry, but consumers need transparency about how such systems are used.

Why Robots Need to See
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Why Robots Need to See

Cameras and vision-based perception will increasingly serve as the technological underpinning for mobile robots going forward.

Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection
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Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection

It's not government Americans don't trust with their data; it's the opposite political party.

Democracy Deserves Better Algorithms
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Democracy Deserves Better Algorithms

Big Tech could deploy any number of solutions to slow the spread of disinformation, with the most promising being to fix the algorithms.

What Is So Great about Quantum Computing?
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What Is So Great about Quantum Computing?

A Q&A with NIST theorist Alexey Gorshkov.

Why All Cryptocurrency Should 'Die in a Fire'
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Why All Cryptocurrency Should 'Die in a Fire'

Computer scientist Nicholas Weaver thinks cryptocurrency is a terrible idea that will end in disaster.

Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law
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Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law

Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and an international treaty.
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