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Automation and the 'Winner Take Most' Effect
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Automation and the 'Winner Take Most' Effect

The threat that automation poses to humans has been greatly exaggerated, says Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab and a senior fellow...

When Hackers Were Heroes
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When Hackers Were Heroes

The complex legacy of Steven Levy's obsessive programmers.

Reflections on Black in Computing
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Reflections on Black in Computing

Seeking to improve systemic fairness in the computing realm.

From Remote Work to Working From Anywhere
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From Remote Work to Working From Anywhere

Tracing temporary work modifications resulting in permanent organizational changes.

Devavrat Shah on Curbing Online Misinformation
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Devavrat Shah on Curbing Online Misinformation

MIT Professor Devavrat Shah shares his thoughts on human content moderation, recommendation algorithms, and diluting the spread of misinformation online.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Go Language at 13 Years: Ecosystem, Evolution, and Future in Conversation with Steve Francia
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Go Language at 13 Years: Ecosystem, Evolution, and Future in Conversation with Steve Francia

To understand where Go is coming from and where it is going, InfoQ reached out to Steve Francia, a core member of the Go programming language team at Google responsible...

It's Time to Make Tech Work for Society, Not the Other Way Around
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It's Time to Make Tech Work for Society, Not the Other Way Around

Dame Wendy Hall is regius professor of computer science at the U.K.'s University of Southampton, and former president of ACM.

Excessive Use of Technology
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Excessive Use of Technology: Can Tech Providers be the Culprits?

Seeking to assess the possible responsibility of tech providers for excessive use patterns.

The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine
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The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine

Taking apart a book to figure out how it works.

Cybersecurity Research for the Future
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Cybersecurity Research for the Future

Considering the wide range of technological and societal trade-offs associated with cybersecurity.

Boeing's 737 MAX
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Boeing's 737 MAX: A Failure of Management, Not Just Technology

Tracing the trajectory of management and engineering decisions resulting in systemic catastrophe.
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