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America Must Renew Its Commitment to Scientific Inquiry
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America Must Renew Its Commitment to Scientific Inquiry

If America is to retain its status as the world's innovation leader, the multi-decade decline in the federal government's commitment to scientific research must...

CAPE
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CAPE: A Framework for Assessing Equity throughout the Computer Science Education Ecosystem

Examining both the leading indicators of equity in CS and the lagging indicators of student outcomes.

An Argument Against Cloud-based Applications
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An Argument Against Cloud-based Applications

The cloud is the excuse and tool that allows the mass collection of our personal data.

Fair Warning
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Fair Warning

For as long as there has been AI research, there have been credible critiques about the risks of AI boosterism.

Peggy Delmas on the Work of Catholic Sister Scientists
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Peggy Delmas on the Work of Catholic Sister Scientists

Peggy M. Delmas, an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of South Alabama, has written a study that sheds light on the contributions...

Go Language at 13 Years: Ecosystem, Evolution, and Future in Conversation with Steve Francia
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Go Language at 13 Years: Ecosystem, Evolution, and Future in Conversation with Steve Francia

To understand where Go is coming from and where it is going, InfoQ reached out to Steve Francia, a core member of the Go programming language team at Google responsible...

The Turing Test Is Obsolete. It's Time to Build a New Barometer for AI
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The Turing Test Is Obsolete. It's Time to Build a New Barometer for AI

The goal put forth by the Turing Test is not a useful one for AI scientists. It is time to set a new challenge that inspires researchers and practitioners equally...

There's No Equity in CS Education Without Connectivity
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There's No Equity in CS Education Without Connectivity

Access to computer science education begins with closing the digital divide and ensuring all students have adequate broadband Internet.

Is It Time to Rethink Women Leadership in Technology?
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Is It Time to Rethink Women Leadership in Technology?

Having women in senior leadership positions can positively impact female employee engagement and retention.

It's Time to Make Tech Work for Society, Not the Other Way Around
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It's Time to Make Tech Work for Society, Not the Other Way Around

Dame Wendy Hall is regius professor of computer science at the U.K.'s University of Southampton, and former president of ACM.

How to Best Use Data to Meet Your DE&I Goals
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How to Best Use Data to Meet Your DE&I Goals

The collection, analysis, and disclosure of diversity data holds the promise of being a powerful lever for progress.

Why Is North Korea So Good at Cybercrime?
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Why Is North Korea So Good at Cybercrime?

North Korea has moved quickly to expand its cyber capabilities, and Kim Jong Un himself has reportedly equated the importance of developing cyber capabilities to...

Your Computer Isn't Yours
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Your Computer Isn't Yours

It's here. The world that Richard Stallman predicted in 1997. The one Cory Doctorow also warned us about. Did you notice?

Quantum Computing Pioneer Warns of Complacency over Internet Security
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Quantum Computing Pioneer Warns of Complacency over Internet Security

Nature talks to Peter Shor 25 years after he showed how to make quantum computations feasible — and how they could endanger our data.

It Is Time for More Critical CS Education
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It Is Time for More Critical CS Education

By which 'critical' means an intellectual stance of skepticism, centering the consequences, limitations, and unjust impacts of computing in society.

Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code
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Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code

There are other, more important lessons to impart to your preschooler.

How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk
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How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the potential consequences of cyberattacks are terrifying.

Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening
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Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening

The cyber security skills gap continues to get worse, according to the latest research.

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Julia Programming Language
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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Julia Programming Language

Fortran has ruled scientific computing, but Julia emerged for large-scale numerical work.

Nancy Hopkins on Improving Gender Equality in Academia
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Nancy Hopkins on Improving Gender Equality in Academia

Amgen Professor of Biology Emerita Nancy Hopkins advocates for more inclusive science and advises how to get there.
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