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July 2020


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Vint Cerf: COVID-19 Highlights How We Need Better Internet Access Everywhere

Vint Cerf: COVID-19 Highlights How We Need Better Internet Access Everywhere

Cerf shares his views on the future of the Internet, the importance of trust and empathy, and the impact of new technologies like IoT and AI on the future of communications.


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College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them

College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them

Colleges and universities should embrace the classic tutorial system and adapt it for the online world.


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Visa Freeze For STEM Workers: 'We're Cutting Off Our Future'

Visa Freeze For STEM Workers: 'We're Cutting Off Our Future'

Jim Carrington of the Danforth Plant Science Center says President Trump's freeze on green cards and visas for new immigrants will do more harm than good for cities trying to grow high-tech industries.


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AI Authorship?

AI Authorship?

Considering the role of humans in copyright protection of outputs produced by artificial intelligence.


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Proposal: A Market for Truth to Address False Ads on Social Media

Proposal

Guaranteeing truth in advertising.


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For Impactful Community Engagement: Check Your Role

For Impactful Community Engagement

Toward a more equitable distribution of the benefits of technological change.


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Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy's Public Sphere

Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy's Public Sphere

Attempting to balance the challenging trade-offs between individual rights and our obligations to one another.


From Communications of the ACM

Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence

Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence

Suggesting a Voice Name System (VNS) to talk to any object in the world.

Blog at CACM
Computing Ethics and Teaching It
Computing Ethics and Teaching It
07.06.2020

Ethics can and should be presented to computer science students in appropriate ways.

'Underrepresented Minority' Considered Harmful, Racist Language
'Underrepresented Minority' Considered Harmful, Racist Language
06.19.2020

The foundation of any collective action, of any community, is language. It influences how we feel, react, and understand.

The Advantages of Teaching Soft Skills to CS Undergrads Online
The Advantages of Teaching Soft Skills to CS Undergrads Online
06.08.2020

On the added value of teaching an online soft skills course to undergrad computer science students.

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Virtual Try-Ons Replacing Fitting Rooms During the Pandemic
Virtual Try-Ons Replacing Fitting Rooms During the Pandemic
07.13.2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred consumers to substitute fitting rooms …

Filter Protects Against Deepfake Photos, Videos
Filter Protects Against Deepfake Photos, Videos
07.13.2020

Computer scientists at Boston University have created an algorithm that …

Home Router Warning: They're Riddled With Known Flaws and Run Ancient, Unpatched Linux
Home Router Warning: They're Riddled With Known Flaws and Run Ancient, Unpatched Linux
07.13.2020

Researchers studied 127 home routers from seven brands and found …

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