A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. His decades of warnings are gaining more attention.
...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | May 22, 2020
Azer Bestavros, associate provost for computing and data sciences at Boston University, describes the toll his month-long ordeal with the coronavirus took on his...BU Today From ACM Opinion | May 7, 2020
Subhachandra Chandra and Nandita Dukkipati discuss the Chandra Family Scholarship, which will go to a first-year international graduate student majoring in computer...Binghamton University From ACM Opinion | May 1, 2020
Big data and artificial intelligence expert Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is spearheading a mapping effort conducted by software engineers and student volunteers from the...Johns Hopkins University From ACM Opinion | April 30, 2020
Catherine D'Ignazio, assistant professor of urban science and planning at MIT, speaks about the current boom in COVID-19 data visualizations, and how data visualizers...MIT News From ACM Opinion | April 14, 2020
Winner-take-all economics and cost-cutting may make many in-person lectures obsolete, but the best education continues to be intensive, expensive, and done in person...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | April 13, 2020
Most U.S. schools are closed, with instruction shifting to the Internet. That's a problem for millions of people without reliable broadband, including 20 percent...Wired From ACM Opinion | April 9, 2020
Technical training today should not be solely in the business of making better coders but of making better people who will be able to cultivate the future.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | April 2, 2020