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Mind vs. Machine
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Mind vs. Machine

In the race to build computers that can think like humans, the proving ground is the Turing Test—an annual battle between the world’s most advanced artificial...

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What Is Artificial Intelligence?

In the category "What Do You Know?," for $1 million: This four-year-old upstart the size of a small R.V. has digested 200 million pages of data about everything...

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Space Stasis

What the strange persistence of rockets can teach us about innovation.

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Beware the Cyber War Boomerang?

Stuxnet, most sophisticated cyber weapon ever developed, could turn on vulnerable U.S. infrastructure.

The Purpose of Science Fiction
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The Purpose of Science Fiction

How it teaches governments—and citizens—how to understand the future of technology.

25 Years of Digital Vandalism
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25 Years of Digital Vandalism

In January 1986, Basit and Amjad Alvi, sibling programmers living near the main train station in Lahore, Pakistan, wrote a piece of code to safeguard the latest...

Forest For the Trees
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Forest For the Trees

With the amount of disk space available to the modern programmer, and the lack of parental supervision in most...

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Apple: Disrupt or Perish

While the secret for Apple's success seems patently obvious to most&meash;as obvious as the form and function of the iPhone 4—a more subtle reason is the company's...

Bending and Stretching Classroom Lessons to Make Math Inspire
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Bending and Stretching Classroom Lessons to Make Math Inspire

At the aptly named Tiny Thai restaurant here, a small table, about two and a half feet square, was jammed with a teapot, two plates of curry, a bowl of soup,...

Android Programming's ­ps and Downs
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Android Programming's ­ps and Downs

As smartphones using Google's Android operating system become mainstream, James Steele and Nelson To are in a pretty good position.

Intel: Why a 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible
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Intel: Why a 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible

Chipmaker Intel has been investigating the issue of scaling the number of cores in chips through its Terascale Computing Research Program, which has so far yielded...

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2011 Preview: Million-Dollar Mathematics Problem

A draft solution to the so-called "P versus NP" problem generated excitement in 2010; will 2011 bring a correct proof?

Reflections on the Toyota Debacle
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Reflections on the Toyota Debacle

A look in the rearview mirror reveals system and process blind spots.

Don't Bring Me a Good Idea
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Don't Bring Me a Good Idea

You want to know how to get my attention?" Jason Kalich asked the audience rhetorically. "First off, don't bring me a good...

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Stuxnet's Finnish-Chinese Connection

I recently wrote a white paper entitled “Dragons, Tigers, Pearls, and Yellowcake” in which I proposed four alternative scenarios for the Stuxnet worm other than...

­biquity Symposium: 'what Is Computation?'
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­biquity Symposium: 'what Is Computation?'

A new series on ACM's Ubiquity seeks to answer the question: 'What is computation?' In this opening article, Ubiquity's editor-in-chief Peter J. Denning and co-author...

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"this Paper Should Not Have Been Published"

Scientists see fatal flaws in the NASA study of arsenic-based life.

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Long Live the Web: A Call For Continued Open Standards and Neutrality

The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending.

Literate Coding
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Literate Coding

While it is true that "programmers aren't English majors," there are many days that I wish they were, or that...

Beverly Harrison's Supersmart Computers
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Beverly Harrison's Supersmart Computers

The Intel researcher is designing computers that can recognize gestures and objects to better bridge the virtual and real worlds.
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