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Data Is Power
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Data Is Power

Data has become a critical source of power, yet remains largely ungoverned. Washington needs to craft new rules.

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...

Building a Multilingual Wikipedia
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Building a Multilingual Wikipedia

Seeking to develop a multilingual Wikipedia where content can be shared among language editions.

Roots of 'Program' Revisited
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Roots of 'Program' Revisited

Considering the fundamental nature and malleability of programming.

When Hackers Were Heroes
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When Hackers Were Heroes

The complex legacy of Steven Levy's obsessive programmers.

The Non-Psychopath's Guide to Managing an Open Source Project
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The Non-Psychopath's Guide to Managing an Open Source Project

Respect your staff, learn from others, and know when to let go.

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.

What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?
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What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?

Experimenting with the creative process.

50 Years of Pascal
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50 Years of Pascal

The Pascal programming language creator Niklaus Wirth reflects on its origin, spread, and further development.

Science Is Not Another Opinion
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Science Is Not Another Opinion

The issue is not who has the "truth," but whose claims deserve more credence.

What To Do About Deepfakes
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What To Do About Deepfakes

Seeking to reap the positive uses of synthetic media while minimizing or preventing negative societal impact.

Informing California Privacy Regulations with Evidence from Research
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Informing California Privacy Regulations with Evidence from Research

Designing and testing 'Do Not Sell My Personal Information' icons.

Let's Not Dumb Down the History of Computer Science
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Let's Not Dumb Down the History of Computer Science

Donald Knuth on the best way to recognize the history of computer science.

Kabin Fever
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Kabin Fever

KV's guidelines for KFH (koding from home).

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.

When Permissioned Blockchains Deliver More Decentralization Than Permissionless
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When Permissioned Blockchains Deliver More Decentralization Than Permissionless

Considerations for the governance of distributed systems.

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...

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.

Insights for AI from the Human Mind
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Insights for AI from the Human Mind

How the cognitive sciences can inform the quest to build systems with the flexibility of the human mind.

The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine
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The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine

Taking apart a book to figure out how it works.
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