In 2011, Apple became the first company to place artificial intelligence in the pockets of millions of consumers when it launched the voice assistant Siri on the...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | June 6, 2017
"Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you," the Oxford philosophy professor John Alexander Smith told...The New Yorker From ACM Opinion | June 5, 2017
Twenty years ago IBM's Deep Blue computer stunned the world by becoming the first machine to beat a reigning world chess champion in a six-game match.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | June 2, 2017
Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances are; how (and even what) we communicate with...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | May 30, 2017
Recently I handed over the keys to my email account to a service that promised to turn my spam-bloated inbox into a sparkling model of efficiency in just a few...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | May 10, 2017
Technology can do a lot more to make our elections more secure and reliable, and to ensure that participation in the democratic process is available to all.
The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | May 10, 2017
In 2011 a young computer scientist named Jeff Hammerbacher said something profound while explaining why he'd decided to leave Facebook—and the promise of a small...BloombergBusinessweek From ACM Opinion | May 4, 2017
In October, when malware called Mirai took over poorly secured webcams and DVRs, and used them to disrupt internet access across the United States, I wondered who...The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | May 1, 2017
Netflix and Amazon have been nominated for hundreds of Emmys and Golden Globe awards in recent years, and that is a testament to both the quality of those companies...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | April 28, 2017
"What if you could type directly from your brain?" Regina Dugan said, as the same words appeared on the towering screen behind her, one digital character at a time...Wired From ACM Opinion | April 27, 2017