In 1977, four recent MIT graduates who'd met at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science used the lab's PDP-10 mainframe to develop a computer game that captivated...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | August 22, 2017
Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu that have gone on to create self-learning computer programs used by hundreds of millions of people, including email...The Associated Press From ACM Opinion | August 22, 2017
Last year, the Japanese company SoftBank opened a cell phone store in Tokyo and staffed it entirely with sales associates named Pepper. This wasn't as hard as it...Wired From ACM Opinion | August 16, 2017
About five years ago, Ari Popper enrolled in a course on science-fiction writing at the University of California, Los Angeles, hoping to distract himself from the...The New Yorker From ACM Opinion | July 31, 2017
As unconventional computing comes of age, we believe a revolution is needed in our view of computer science.
Dominic Horsman, Vivien Kendon, Susan Stepney From Communications of the ACM | August 1, 2017
Chinese government leaders, subtle masters of propaganda, seem to have discovered a Sun Tzu formula for taming dissent on the Internet: The best strategy may not...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | July 20, 2017
The US mathematician and electrical engineer Claude Shannon, whose life spanned the tumultuous, technologically explosive twentieth century, is often called the...Nature From ACM Opinion | July 14, 2017
As recent high school graduates prepare for their migration to college in the fall, one item is sure to top most students' shopping wish lists: a laptop computer...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | July 12, 2017
Google and Facebook are household names around the world. Baidu? Not yet. Ya-Qin Zhang, president of China's leading search business, says Chinese companies can...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | July 6, 2017
Last Thursday, Texas senior senator John Cornyn stood before an audience of wonks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, and warned that America's...Wired From ACM Opinion | June 29, 2017
China has seen incredible economic and social changes over the past few decades. But could the impact of artificial intelligence take the country by surprise?
Technology Review From ACM Opinion | June 28, 2017
When I saw that Google had introduced a "Classic Papers" section of Google Scholar, its search tool for academic journals, I couldn't help but stroke my chin professorially...The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | June 27, 2017