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August 2020


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The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal

The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal

Researchers are too focused on whether AI systems can ace tests of dubious value. They should be testing whether systems grasp how the world works.


From Communications of the ACM

TECHNOLOchicas: A Critical Intersectional Approach Shaping the Color of Our Future

TECHNOLOchicas

A unique partnership seeks to address the underrepresentation and unique barriers facing Latina women and girls of color in information technology.


From Communications of the ACM

Broken Hearts and Coffee Mugs

Broken Hearts and Coffee Mugs

The ordeal of security reviews.


From Communications of the ACM

Data-Centricity: A Challenge and Opportunity for Computing Education

Data-Centricity

Rethinking the content of introductory computing around a data-centric approach to better engage and support a diversity of students.


From Communications of the ACM

OMSCS: The Revolution Will Be Digitized

OMSCS

Lessons learned from the first five years of Georgia Tech's Online Master of Science in Computer Science program.


From Communications of the ACM

Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science

Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science

Data scientists face challenges spanning academic and non-academic institutions.

Blog at CACM
Towards Equity in K-12 Computer Science Education: Consistency, Cumulativity and Competencies
Towards Equity in K-12 Computer Science Education: Consistency, Cumulativity and Competencies
07.31.2020

To address structural barriers in Computer Science education, school districts are now looking beyond the need for specific courses or …

3 Proposals to Change How We Teach Computing In Order to Reduce Inequality
3 Proposals to Change How We Teach Computing In Order to Reduce Inequality
08.02.2020

Computer Science education is inequitable. The least-prepared students are going to be hurt the most in online teaching. We have …

The Software that Led to the Lockdown
The Software that Led to the Lockdown
07.31.2020

One of the key drivers for the decision to lockdown the U.K. in late March 2020 was a computational epidemiological …

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IoT Technology to Help Trees Fight Climate Change
IoT Technology to Help Trees Fight Climate Change
08.07.2020

Vodafone has joined forces with the U.K. Department for Environment …

Deep Learning Moves Cancer Vaccines Toward Reality
Deep Learning Moves Cancer Vaccines Toward Reality
08.07.2020

Researchers have designed a deep learning method to help develop …

Single Particles of Light Can Be Used for Remote 3D Surveillance
Single Particles of Light Can Be Used for Remote 3D Surveillance
08.07.2020

Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China …

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