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June 2020


From ACM Opinion

The Art of AI

The Art of AI

Although popular narratives tend to focus on threats posed by artificial intelligence, many of the technology's dangers have been overhyped, its promises neglected.


From ACM Opinion

The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming

The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming

Artificial intelligence is making machines more creative — but machines don't make art.


From Communications of the ACM

How to Curtail Oversensing in the Home

How to Curtail Oversensing in the Home

Limiting sensitive information leakage via smart-home sensor data.


From Communications of the ACM

Kode Vicious Plays in Traffic

Kode Vicious Plays in Traffic

With increasing complexity comes increasing risk.


From Communications of the ACM

Technology Adoption

Technology Adoption

The S-shaped curve of technology adoption is a welcome recurrence in an otherwise chaotic adoption world.


From Communications of the ACM

Studying Programming in the Neuroage: Just a Crazy Idea?

Studying Programming in the Neuroage

Programming research has entered the Neuroage.


From Communications of the ACM

AI and Accessibility

AI and Accessibility

A discussion of ethical considerations.

Blog at CACM
The Virus Analogy and Validation
The Virus Analogy and Validation
05.29.2020

The comparison between organic viruses and computer viruses is compelling.  But why?

Is A (Nearly) Zero-Cost Model Plausible for Science and Engineering Programs?
Is A (Nearly) Zero-Cost Model Plausible for Science and Engineering Programs?
05.27.2020

Is a skill-based, multi-level win-win, and (almost) zero-cost model for undergraduate science and engineering programs in a research university plausible?

The World's Largest Commercial Cylindrical Slide Rule has a Scale Length of 24m
The World's Largest Commercial Cylindrical Slide Rule has a Scale Length of 24m
05.13.2020

The world's largest mass-produced cylindrical slide rules come from Loga-Calculator AG in Zurich/Uster, Switzerland.

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