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
Law enforcement officials, technology companies and lawmakers have long tried to limit what they call the "radicalization" of young people over the internet.
The New York Times From ACM Opinion | August 23, 2017
Late Sunday, 116 entrepreneurs, including Elon Musk, released a letter to the United Nations warning of the dangerous "Pandora's Box" presented by weapons that...Wired From ACM Opinion | August 23, 2017
In 1977, four recent MIT graduates who'd met at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science used the lab's PDP-10 mainframe to develop a computer game that captivated...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | August 22, 2017
Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu that have gone on to create self-learning computer programs used by hundreds of millions of people, including email...The Associated Press From ACM Opinion | August 22, 2017
Beyond carrying all of our phone, text and internet communications, cyberspace is an active battleground, with cybercriminals, government agents and even military...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | August 21, 2017
The move to elevate Cyber Command to a full Unified Combatant Command and split it off from the National Security Agency or NSA shows that cyber intelligence collection...Defense One From ACM Opinion | August 21, 2017
In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the...Electronic Frontier Foundation From ACM Opinion | August 18, 2017
Last year, the Japanese company SoftBank opened a cell phone store in Tokyo and staffed it entirely with sales associates named Pepper. This wasn't as hard as it...Wired From ACM Opinion | August 16, 2017
We the people have always been helplessly drawn to the concept of magic: the notion that you can will something to happen by wiggling your nose, speaking special...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | August 16, 2017
Video games are, in a way, the perfect medium through which to depict the post-apocalypse. If we assume that after the collapse of civilisation everyone will revert...BBC News From ACM Opinion | August 15, 2017
There's a reason why the premise of American Gods is so alluring: the US is home to a wild and glorious mishmash of gods, folktales, and cultural heritage.
Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | August 15, 2017