Suddenly, everything is a computer. Phones, of course, and televisions. Also toasters and door locks, baby monitors and juicers, doorbells and gas grills. Even ...The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | September 14, 2017
Creating noodling piano tunes and endless configurations of cat drawings with AI may not sound like an obvious project for Google, but it makes a lot of sense to...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | September 13, 2017
With Texas just beginning to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey and the Southeastern U.S. preparing for Hurricane Irma's iminent arrival, people...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | September 13, 2017
From the moment we humans first imagined having mechanical servants at our beck and call, we've assumed they would be constructed in our own image.
The New York Times From ACM Opinion | September 11, 2017
On the evening of October 30, 1938, a seventy-six-year-old millworker in Grover's Mill, New Jersey, named Bill Dock heard something terrifying on the radio.
The New Yorker From ACM Opinion | September 6, 2017
For more than 50 years, computers have made steady and dramatic improvements, all thanks to Moore's Law—the exponential increase over time in the number of transistors...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | August 31, 2017
We inhabit a small planet orbiting a medium-sized star about two-thirds of the way out from the center of the Milky Way galaxy—around where Track 2 on an LP record...The New Yorker From ACM Opinion | August 25, 2017
As excited as we are about the forthcoming generation of social home robots (including Jibo, Kuri, and many others), it's hard to ignore the fact that most of them...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | August 24, 2017
In the shadow, one might say, of the Great American Eclipse, a major anniversary in the history of space exploration—and indeed cosmic consciousness—is being celebrated...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | August 23, 2017
A procedure for reflection and discourse on the behavior of bots in the context of law, deception, and societal norms.
Carolina Alves de Lima Salge, Nicholas Berente From Communications of the ACM | September 1, 2017
Failures to involve end users or to collect comprehensive data representing user needs are described and solutions to avoid such failures are proposed.
Gregorio Convertino, Nancy Frishberg From Communications of the ACM | September 1, 2017