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When AI Becomes Child's Play
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When AI Becomes Child's Play

Algorithms trained in pattern recognition struggle to understand kids.

Getting More People With Disabilities Developing Technology Is Good for Everyone
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Getting More People With Disabilities Developing Technology Is Good for Everyone

It's not just a matter of fairness and inclusion. Accessible technology is generally better for everyone.

A Vision to Compute like Nature
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A Vision to Compute like Nature: Thermodynamically

Advocating a new, physically grounded, computational paradigm centered on thermodynamics and an emerging understanding of using thermodynamics to solve problems...

Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots
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Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots

To build a general artificial intelligence, we may need to know more about our own minds, argues computer scientist Melanie Mitchell.

Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics
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Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics

In pursuit of professional status for computing professionals.

CS Unplugged or Coding Classes?
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CS Unplugged or Coding Classes?

Perhaps a more appropriate question is 'Why not both'?

Understanding Law and the Rule of Law
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Understanding Law and the Rule of Law: A Plea to Augment CS Curricula

Why law matters for computer scientists and other folk.

Tech in the Post-Pandemic World
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Tech in the Post-Pandemic World

Assessing its future, both the bad and the good.

Intel's Melvin Greer: AI, Data Science a Growth Pillar
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Intel's Melvin Greer: AI, Data Science a Growth Pillar

Melvin Greer, chief data scientist for the Americas, Intel Corp., discusses the importance of nontechnical skills and cross-domain expertise, ethical AI, and AI...

Turing Awardee Jeffrey Ullman on How He Got Involved with Computer Science
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Turing Awardee Jeffrey Ullman on How He Got Involved with Computer Science

Jeffrey Ullman, co-recipient of the 2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award, discusses the imposter syndrome, running a Burroughs 5500, and using applications to address social...

A Computer Scientist Who Tackles Inequality Through Algorithms
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A Computer Scientist Who Tackles Inequality Through Algorithms

Rediet Abebe uses the tools of theoretical computer science to understand pressing social problems — and try to fix them.

Automation and the 'Winner Take Most' Effect
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Automation and the 'Winner Take Most' Effect

The threat that automation poses to humans has been greatly exaggerated, says Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab and a senior fellow...

Undermining Mathematics In the Land of Zero
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Undermining Mathematics In the Land of Zero

Making mathematics and physics optional for an engineering degree runs counter to the spirit of the multi-disciplinary approach and reduces the talk of India's...

Let's Teach Computer Science Majors to Be Good Citizens
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Let's Teach Computer Science Majors to Be Good Citizens

Students in computer science are graduating college with less preparation than students in all other majors to become agents of responsible change in an increasingly...

Reflections on Black in Computing
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Reflections on Black in Computing

Seeking to improve systemic fairness in the computing realm.

We Need a Global Push to Connect the World's Young People
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We Need a Global Push to Connect the World's Young People

As the World Wide Web turns 32, web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Web Foundation Co-founder Rosemary Leith reflect on its power to catalyze change and advocate...

Bridging The Gap Between AI Policymakers and AI Developers
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Bridging The Gap Between AI Policymakers and AI Developers

The current gap in policymakers' tech knowledge and technologists' ethics knowledge needs to be bridged to ensure AI's sustainable development.

Devavrat Shah on Curbing Online Misinformation
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Devavrat Shah on Curbing Online Misinformation

MIT Professor Devavrat Shah shares his thoughts on human content moderation, recommendation algorithms, and diluting the spread of misinformation online.

The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms
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The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms

Considering the origins, interpretations, and possible changes to Communications Decency Act §230 amid an evolving online environment.

Learning Robotics Is Becoming Fundamental for Youth
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Learning Robotics Is Becoming Fundamental for Youth

Given the inevitability of robots in our future, we should be doubling down on efforts to teach robotics to the next generation.
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