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Is LiDAR on Its Way Out?
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Is LiDAR on Its Way Out?

As automation proliferates, sensing is increasingly moving toward software and away from LiDAR

Save Social Media by Treating It like a City
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Save Social Media by Treating It like a City

Make online spaces more similar to offline ones to limit the reach of bad actors and keep people safe

Artificial Intelligence Across Company Borders
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Artificial Intelligence Across Company Borders

Enabling effective cross-company AI without data disclosure.

Addressing Algorithmic Discrimination
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Addressing Algorithmic Discrimination

Considering the intersection of technical design and civil rights when building and using classification algorithms.

AWS Has a Sexy New Modernization Play: Mainframes
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AWS Has a Sexy New Modernization Play: Mainframes

AWS announced a range of cool services at re:Invent 2021, but none more important than its Mainframe Modernization service

The Father of Web3 Wants You to Trust Less
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The Father of Web3 Wants You to Trust Less

Gavin Wood believes decentralized technologies are the only hope of preserving liberal democracy

The Metaverse Is Simply Big Tech, but Bigger
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The Metaverse Is Simply Big Tech, but Bigger

It's a rebrand of Silicon Valley's increasing power and reach, and it's made for companies, not people

Medical Artificial Intelligence
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Medical Artificial Intelligence: The European Legal Perspective

Although the European Commission proposed new legislation for the use of "high-risk artificial intelligence" earlier this year, the existing European fundamental...

Text and Data Mining of In-Copyright Works
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Text and Data Mining of In-Copyright Works: Is It Legal?

How copyright law might be an impediment to text and data mining research.

Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?
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Where Should Information Go to Be Safe?

Enterprise data is safest in the cloud and in the 'fog', according to one expert

Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars
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Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars

Considering the perceived dangers of the global information flow.

L. Peter Deutsch on the Fallacies of Distributed Computing
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L. Peter Deutsch on the Fallacies of Distributed Computing

How relevant are the fallacies today?

With Internet Shutdowns, India Is Violating a 'Duty to Memory'
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With Internet Shutdowns, India Is Violating a 'Duty to Memory'

The shutdowns, aimed at quelling unrest, undercut the nation's moral and ethical obligation to record history as it is.

Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar
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Tesla AI Chief Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Lidar

Andrej Karpathy shares why the company still believes in a purely vision-based autonomous driving solution.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Business of Windows
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Business of Windows

Microsoft CEO discusses efforts to make Windows 11 more flexible and open than predecessors.

Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use
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Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use

A multifactored rationale for denying Oracle's claim against Google.

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.

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.

Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It
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Google Has A Plan To 'Fix' Online Privacy. Everybody Hates It

Google recently decided to adopt a new way to track users, and says it's more private than cookies and nearly as effective for advertising. The rest of the Internet...
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