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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...

The Healing Power of Javascript
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The Healing Power of Javascript

For some, code is therapy, an escape and a path to hope in a troubled world.

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 Worldwide Web As We Know It May Be Ending
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The Worldwide Web As We Know It May Be Ending

A combination of rising nationalism, trade disputes, and concerns about the market dominance of certain global tech companies has prompted threats of regulatory...

Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack?
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Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack?

The federal government should set minimum security standards for software and software development.

I Talked to the Cassandra of the Internet Age
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I Talked to the Cassandra of the Internet Age

The Internet rewired our brains. Michael Goldhaber predicted it would.

America Must Renew Its Commitment to Scientific Inquiry
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America Must Renew Its Commitment to Scientific Inquiry

If America is to retain its status as the world's innovation leader, the multi-decade decline in the federal government's commitment to scientific research must...

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.

An Argument Against Cloud-based Applications
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An Argument Against Cloud-based Applications

The cloud is the excuse and tool that allows the mass collection of our personal data.

Fair Warning
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Fair Warning

For as long as there has been AI research, there have been credible critiques about the risks of AI boosterism.

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...

Go Language at 13 Years: Ecosystem, Evolution, and Future in Conversation with Steve Francia
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Go Language at 13 Years: Ecosystem, Evolution, and Future in Conversation with Steve Francia

To understand where Go is coming from and where it is going, InfoQ reached out to Steve Francia, a core member of the Go programming language team at Google responsible...
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