A quantum computer capable of breaking the strongest codes protecting online communications and computer data is highly unlikely to appear within the next decade...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | December 6, 2018
In the fall of 1965, President Lyndon Johnson's administration announced a plan to consolidate hundreds of federal databases into one centralized National Data...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | December 5, 2018
Shortly before Halloween, the chairman of Harvard's astronomy department openly declared that an interstellar object hurtling through our Solar System might just...Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | November 30, 2018
The science and technology behind NASA's latest space explorer to land on Mars are so awe-inducing that it's hardly surprising when scientists commenting on the...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 30, 2018
Feng Zhang, one of the inventors of the gene-editing technique CRISPR, has called for a global moratorium on using the technology to create gene-edited babies.
...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | November 28, 2018
Social media has played a key role in the recent rise of violent right-wing extremism in the United States, including three recent incidents—one in which a man...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 26, 2018
Digital privacy has come a long way since June 2013. In the five years since documents provided by Edward Snowden became the basis for a series of revelations that...Ars Technica From ACM News | November 21, 2018
Considering the difficult technical and sociological issues affecting the regulation of artificial intelligence research and applications.
Oren Etzioni From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2018
During the summer before the 2016 presidential election, John Seymour and Philip Tully, two researchers with ZeroFOX, a security company in Baltimore, unveiled...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 20, 2018