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December 2021


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Why We Must Rethink AI Benchmarks

Why We Must Rethink AI Benchmarks

While helpful in comparing AI performance, benchmarks are often taken out of context, sometimes to harmful results


From ACM Opinion

The Intersection of Math, Computers, and Everything Else

 The Intersection of Math, Computers, and Everything Else

MIT senior Shardul Chiplunkar aims to be a translator between the tech world and the rest of society


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Human-Centered Explainable AI and Social Transparency

Human-Centered Explainable AI and Social Transparency

An interview with doctoral candidate Upol Ehsan, who researched human-centered explainable AI


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Securing Kubernetes Environments

Securing Kubernetes Environments

Lack of resources is a massive blocker, so IT leaders need to prioritize


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The Father of Web3 Wants You to Trust Less

The Father of Web3 Wants You to Trust Less

Gavin Wood believes decentralized technologies are the only hope of preserving liberal democracy


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Four AI Trends for 2022

Four AI Trends for 2022

Look for improvements to neural networks, strategic ethics, hiring practices, and even gastronomy


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Why You Should Care about Meta's Push into the Metaverse

Why You Should Care about Meta's Push into the Metaverse

The futuristic tech Mark Zuckerberg is investing billions in could remake the Internet


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Keeping AI in Healthcare in Check

Keeping AI in Healthcare in Check

Experts discuss the need to prevent AI bias in healthcare


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No, We Don't Have Living, Reproducing Robots

No, We Don't Have Living, Reproducing Robots

Kinematic self-replication is interesting research, but it isn't reproduction or replication


From Communications of the ACM

Patent Absurdity

Patent Absurdity

A case when ignorance is the best policy.


From Communications of the ACM

What Every Engineer and Computer Scientist Should Know: The Biggest Contributor to Happiness

What Every Engineer and Computer Scientist Should Know

Seeking the fundamental factors instrumental to happiness.


From Communications of the ACM

Computational Thinking for Professionals

Computational Thinking for Professionals

Professionals practice a form of computational thinking that is significantly more advanced than popular descriptions suggest.


From Communications of the ACM

'In Situ' Data Rights

'In Situ' Data Rights

Improving on data portability.


From Communications of the ACM

Accelerator-Level Parallelism

Accelerator-Level Parallelism

Charging computer scientists to develop the science needed to best achieve the performance and cost goals of accelerator-level parallelism hardware and software.

Blog at CACM
Original Roman Pocket Calculators are Extremely Rare
Original Roman Pocket Calculators are Extremely Rare
12.01.2021

As far as we know, only three or four original specimens of the Roman hand abacus have survived.

Experiencing Loops in Time
Experiencing Loops in Time
11.28.2021

We don't experience program loops as blocks, started over, because time is one-way.

Computational Thinking: The Discussion Continues
Computational Thinking: The Discussion Continues
11.23.2021

Perspectives on computational thinking.

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