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January 2021


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An Argument Against Cloud-based Applications

An Argument Against Cloud-based Applications

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


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Fair Warning

Fair Warning

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


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Peggy Delmas on the Work of Catholic Sister Scientists

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 of Catholic sisters with careers as academics and scientists.


From ACM Careers

Programming the Soon-to-Be World's Fastest Supercomputer

Programming the Soon-to-Be World's Fastest Supercomputer

The University of Delaware's Sunita Chandrasekaran is leading an international team that is designing an app for the world's fastest supercomputer, set to come online in the United States in 2021.


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

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 for strategy and product.


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The Turing Test Is Obsolete. It's Time to Build a New Barometer for AI

The Turing Test Is Obsolete. It's Time to Build a New Barometer for AI

The goal put forth by the Turing Test is not a useful one for AI scientists. It is time to set a new challenge that inspires researchers and practitioners equally.


From Communications of the ACM

Boeing's 737 MAX: A Failure of Management, Not Just Technology

Boeing's 737 MAX

Tracing the trajectory of management and engineering decisions resulting in systemic catastrophe.


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Cybersecurity Research for the Future

Cybersecurity Research for the Future

Considering the wide range of technological and societal trade-offs associated with cybersecurity.


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Content Moderation Modulation

Content Moderation Modulation

Deliberating on how to regulate—or not regulate—online speech in the era of evolving social media.


From Communications of the ACM

The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine

The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine

Taking apart a book to figure out how it works.


From Communications of the ACM

Insights for AI from the Human Mind

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.


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Excessive Use of Technology: Can Tech Providers be the Culprits?

Excessive Use of Technology

Seeking to assess the possible responsibility of tech providers for excessive use patterns.

Blog at CACM
Superb Historical Robots
Superb Historical Robots
01.19.2021

The world's most magnificent historical robots.

The Cross-Sectorial Collaborative Shared Value Strategy
The Cross-Sectorial Collaborative Shared Value Strategy
01.11.2021

A new strategy – cross-sectorial collaborative shared value – aims to increase the impact of the organization’s social investments.

Project Managers Shouldn't Trust Their Programmers. Do This Instead
Project Managers Shouldn't Trust Their Programmers. Do This Instead
01.11.2021

Don't simply trust and pay your programmers. Why? Because you may end up losing. Instead, you need to validate and …

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How England Implemented its Computer Science Education Program
How England Implemented its Computer Science Education Program
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Google Agrees to Pay French Publishers for News
Google Agrees to Pay French Publishers for News
01.22.2021

The agreement comes after several months of talks between Google …

Fake Collaboration Apps Steal Data as Staff Struggle with Home-Working Security
Fake Collaboration Apps Steal Data as Staff Struggle with Home-Working Security
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According to cybersecurity company Wandera's Cloud Security Report 2021, malware …

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