acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

Recent Opinion


bg-corner

The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud
From ACM Opinion

The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud

The cloud is not only material but also an ecological force

Crypto and Technology for the People
From ACM Opinion

Crypto and Technology for the People

Brown University professor Seny Kamara talks about the intersection between social responsibility and cryptography/technology

Who Gets to Decide if an AI Is Alive?
From ACM Opinion

Who Gets to Decide if an AI Is Alive?

We need a Turing Test for consciousness that works for modern AI

The Troubling Future for Facial Recognition Software
From Communications of the ACM

The Troubling Future for Facial Recognition Software

Considering the myriad perspectives of facial recognition technology.

Bursting a Few Balloons Regarding the Famous DARPA Red Balloon Challenge
From Communications of the ACM

Bursting a Few Balloons Regarding the Famous DARPA Red Balloon Challenge

A balloon's-eyeperspective on a unique distributed, time-critical, geo-location problem.

Futures of Digital Governance
From Communications of the ACM

Futures of Digital Governance

Seeking to increase the interoperability among the technical and social sciences toward new forms of governance associated with digital technology.

Is a Privacy Crisis Experienced, a Privacy Crisis Avoided?
From Communications of the ACM

Is a Privacy Crisis Experienced, a Privacy Crisis Avoided?

Exploring immersive theatre as a way to educate audiences and study their perceptions of privacy and technology ethics.

A Call to Action
From Communications of the ACM

A Call to Action

Digital dreams have become nightmares: What we must do.

Copyright Implications of Emulation Programs
From Communications of the ACM

Copyright Implications of Emulation Programs

How emulation programs might be affected by new claims of copyright infringement.

China's 5G Soars over America's
From ACM Opinion

China's 5G Soars over America's

In some U.S. cities, 5G is slower than the old 4G system; Washington must make it a priority

The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties
From ACM Opinion

The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties

The search for a crypto use case continues

The Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers
From ACM Opinion

The Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers

The quantum computer revolution could break encryption, but more-secure algorithms can safeguard privacy

Supercomputing to Save the Planet
From ACM Opinion

Supercomputing to Save the Planet

Fujitsu CTO Vivek Mahajan says true power of cloud will come with democratizing HPC and quantum computers for the masses

Understanding Software Dynamics
From ACM Opinion

Understanding Software Dynamics

In an interview, computer architect Richard L. Sites discusses his new book

Machine-Learning Robustness, Foundation Models, and Reproducibility
From ACM Opinion

Machine-Learning Robustness, Foundation Models, and Reproducibility

An interview with Percy Liang, associate professor of Computer Science at Stanford University

I Unplugged What?
From Communications of the ACM

I Unplugged What?

The lessons here are broader than just a simple "Don't do that."

Becoming Universal
From Communications of the ACM

Becoming Universal

A new history of modern computing.

A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse
From Communications of the ACM

A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse

Is artificial intelligence up to the task of managing online discourse in social networks?

AWS Is Too Big to Fail
From ACM Opinion

AWS Is Too Big to Fail

Quite simply, AWS is too big and has too many customers for the good of society

Artificial Intelligence Across Company Borders
From Communications of the ACM

Artificial Intelligence Across Company Borders

Enabling effective cross-company AI without data disclosure.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account