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The Transformation of Patient-Clinician Relationships with AI-based Medical Advice
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The Transformation of Patient-Clinician Relationships with AI-based Medical Advice

A "bring your own algorithm" era in healthcare.

What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?
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What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?

Experimenting with the creative process.

50 Years of Pascal
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50 Years of Pascal

The Pascal programming language creator Niklaus Wirth reflects on its origin, spread, and further development.

Science Is Not Another Opinion
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Science Is Not Another Opinion

The issue is not who has the "truth," but whose claims deserve more credence.

What To Do About Deepfakes
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What To Do About Deepfakes

Seeking to reap the positive uses of synthetic media while minimizing or preventing negative societal impact.

Informing California Privacy Regulations with Evidence from Research
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Informing California Privacy Regulations with Evidence from Research

Designing and testing 'Do Not Sell My Personal Information' icons.

The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms
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The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms

Considering the origins, interpretations, and possible changes to Communications Decency Act §230 amid an evolving online environment.

I Talked to the Cassandra of the Internet Age
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I Talked to the Cassandra of the Internet Age

The Internet rewired our brains. Michael Goldhaber predicted it would.

America Must Renew Its Commitment to Scientific Inquiry
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America Must Renew Its Commitment to Scientific Inquiry

If America is to retain its status as the world's innovation leader, the multi-decade decline in the federal government's commitment to scientific research must...

Learning Robotics Is Becoming Fundamental for Youth
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Learning Robotics Is Becoming Fundamental for Youth

Given the inevitability of robots in our future, we should be doubling down on efforts to teach robotics to the next generation.

Artificial Intelligence Is a House Divided
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Artificial Intelligence Is a House Divided

A decades-old rivalry has riven the field. It's time to move on.

Let's Not Dumb Down the History of Computer Science
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Let's Not Dumb Down the History of Computer Science

Donald Knuth on the best way to recognize the history of computer science.

Polanyi's Revenge and AI's New Romance with Tacit Knowledge
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Polanyi's Revenge and AI's New Romance with Tacit Knowledge

Artificial intelligence systems need the wisdom to know when to take advice from us and when to learn from data.

Cybersecurity
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Cybersecurity: Is It Worse than We Think?

Evaluating actual implementations and practices versus stated goals.

Kabin Fever
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Kabin Fever

KV's guidelines for KFH (koding from home).

CAPE
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CAPE: A Framework for Assessing Equity throughout the Computer Science Education Ecosystem

Examining both the leading indicators of equity in CS and the lagging indicators of student outcomes.

When Permissioned Blockchains Deliver More Decentralization Than Permissionless
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When Permissioned Blockchains Deliver More Decentralization Than Permissionless

Considerations for the governance of distributed systems.

An Argument Against Cloud-based Applications
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An Argument Against Cloud-based Applications

The cloud is the excuse and tool that allows the mass collection of our personal data.

Fair Warning
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Fair Warning

For as long as there has been AI research, there have been credible critiques about the risks of AI boosterism.

Peggy Delmas on the Work of Catholic Sister Scientists
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Peggy Delmas on the Work of Catholic Sister Scientists

Peggy M. Delmas, an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of South Alabama, has written a study that sheds light on the contributions...
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