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The U.S. Needs a High-Tech Manhattan Project
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The U.S. Needs a High-Tech Manhattan Project

The United States needs to wrest the high-tech initiative from China and re-establish American dominance in telecommunications, computation, artificial intelligence...

Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works
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Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works

Ever wonder why we could write software to get to the Moon, but not to count votes? Here are five reasons.

We Need to Talk About 'Cloud Neutrality'
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We Need to Talk About 'Cloud Neutrality'

Given how critical the cloud has become for a huge swath of the tech economy, maybe we should ask ourselves whether this infrastructure should be in the hands of...

Why Connected Cars May Never Come
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Why Connected Cars May Never Come

John Paré tells the story of his first trip in an autonomous vehicle.

Virtual Reality Has An Accessibility Problem
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Virtual Reality Has An Accessibility Problem

Virtual reality has been touted as an "empathy machine" that lets users see what it's like to have a disability—but people with disabilities often can't use it....

Does Artificial Intelligence Technology Foreshadow a New Arms Race?
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Does Artificial Intelligence Technology Foreshadow a New Arms Race?

The possibility of an artificial intelligence arms race poses a threat to international security similar to that of a conventional or nuclear armament race.

Guiding Students to Develop Essential Skills
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Guiding Students to Develop Essential Skills

Students should interact with one another to practice skills and construct their own understanding, with assistance from a teacher acting as a coach and guide —...

Don't Give Your Dot-org Domain Away to a Private Company
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Don't Give Your Dot-org Domain Away to a Private Company

One of the Internet's most trusted assets — the dot-org domain used by nonprofits from UNICEF to your local food bank — is being hijacked.

Host of Problems with Facebook Deepfake Ban, Expert Says
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Host of Problems with Facebook Deepfake Ban, Expert Says

Facebook's newly announced ban on deepfake videos presents a number of challenges in the fight against the spread of misinformation, says Tim Weninger, associate...

Ethics of Technology Needs More Political Philosophy
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Ethics of Technology Needs More Political Philosophy

Incorporating considerations of reasonable pluralism, individual agency, and legitimate authority.

Von Neumann Thought Turing's Universal Machine was 'Simple and Neat.'
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Von Neumann Thought Turing's Universal Machine was 'Simple and Neat.': But That Didn't Tell Him How to Design a Computer

New discoveries answer an old question.

Artificial Intelligence and the Adversary
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Artificial Intelligence and the Adversary

The AI that our top scientists and engineers are now building to advance American security and prosperity could instead sow the seeds of our demise.

Should Researchers Use Data from Security Breaches?
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Should Researchers Use Data from Security Breaches?

Evaluating the arguments for and against using digital data derived from security breaches.

How to Improve Technical Expertise for Judges In AI-Related Litigation
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How to Improve Technical Expertise for Judges In AI-Related Litigation

There are several things court systems and professional organizations should do to enhance the technical capabilities of judges.

Trolling Is Now Mainstream Political Discourse
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Trolling Is Now Mainstream Political Discourse

We are heading down the dystopian path. Trolling has become a mainstream form, if not the mainstream form of political discourse.

50 Years Ago, I Helped Invent the Internet. How Did It Go So Wrong?
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50 Years Ago, I Helped Invent the Internet. How Did It Go So Wrong?

We did not anticipate that the dark side of the Internet would emerge with such ferocity. Or that we would feel an urgent need to fix it.

Don't Kill Innovation With Excessive Regulation
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Don't Kill Innovation With Excessive Regulation

California's new law forcing ride-sharing companies to treat their drivers as employees could harm or kill an important new business model.

Algorithms, Platforms, and Ethnic Bias
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Algorithms, Platforms, and Ethnic Bias

How computing platforms and algorithms can potentially either reinforce or identify and address ethnic biases.

Computational Thinking Should Just be Good Thinking
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Computational Thinking Should Just be Good Thinking

Seeking to change computing teaching to improve computer science.

Europe's Controversial Digital Copyright Directive Finalized
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Europe's Controversial Digital Copyright Directive Finalized

Considering the new liability risks for ISPs, search engines, and news aggregators under recent EU-wide mandatory rules.
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