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Algorithms with Predictions
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Algorithms with Predictions

Seeking a new approach that goes beyond worst-case analysis.

Cookie Monster
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Cookie Monster

Inscrutable cookie banners torment users while failing to inform consent.

The Future of Information Work
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The Future of Information Work

Considering the recent effects of remote work on network structure.

The Computer Scientist Who Parlays Failures into Breakthroughs
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The Computer Scientist Who Parlays Failures into Breakthroughs

An interview with Yale University Sterling Professor of Computer Science Daniel Spielman.

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.

How to Write Software with Mathematical Perfection
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How to Write Software with Mathematical Perfection

Leslie Lamport revolutionized how computers talk to each other, and now he's working on how engineers talk to their machines.

Our House Is On Fire
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Our House Is On Fire: The Climate Emergency and Computing's Responsibility

Efficiencies delivered by computing technology could play a vital role in enabling continued functionality within a resource-constrained future.

The Planning and Care of Data
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The Planning and Care of Data

Rearranging buckets for no good reason.

Involvement and Detachment
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Involvement and Detachment

How detachment from your community blocks your success at leading innovations, and what to do about it.

Computers Have Memories Too
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Computers Have Memories Too

Simons Foundation Junior Fellow Sebastian Wolff discusses his quest to simplify the switch between the two deletion processes.

Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'
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Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'

Seeking a balance between protecting and using personal data.

Cybersecurity as Illuminator for the Future of Computing Research
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Cybersecurity as Illuminator for the Future of Computing Research

Considering the shifting fundamentals of cybersecurity research.

Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?
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Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?

What it means to be an open source contributor or maintainer has changed in recent years.

The AI in a Jar
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The AI in a Jar

Exploring a metaphysical argument against artificial intelligence.

25 years with cURL
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25 years with cURL

Founder and lead developer Daniel Stenberg discusses looking after cURL and libcurl for the past 25 years.

Systems Abstractions
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Systems Abstractions

Computing professionals use powerful abstractions to tame complexity in large software systems and distributed networks.

Getting Off the Mad Path
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Getting Off the Mad Path

Debuggers and assertions.

Explainable AI
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Explainable AI

Opening the black box or Pandora's Box?

Yoshua Bengio: 'I Have Rarely Been as Enthusiastic about a New Research Direction'
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Yoshua Bengio: 'I Have Rarely Been as Enthusiastic about a New Research Direction'

Yoshua Bengio gushes about GFlowNets, calling them "a new beast" for which the appropriate optimization algorithms are still making rapid progress

The Troubling Future for Facial Recognition Software
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The Troubling Future for Facial Recognition Software

Considering the myriad perspectives of facial recognition technology.
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