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March 2021


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Bridging The Gap Between AI Policymakers and AI Developers

Bridging The Gap Between AI Policymakers and AI Developers

The current gap in policymakers' tech knowledge and technologists' ethics knowledge needs to be bridged to ensure AI's sustainable development.


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The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms

The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms

Considering the origins, interpretations, and possible changes to Communications Decency Act §230 amid an evolving online environment.


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Informing California Privacy Regulations with Evidence from Research

Informing California Privacy Regulations with Evidence from Research

Designing and testing 'Do Not Sell My Personal Information' icons.


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What To Do About Deepfakes

What To Do About Deepfakes

Seeking to reap the positive uses of synthetic media while minimizing or preventing negative societal impact.


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Science Is Not Another Opinion

Science Is Not Another Opinion

The issue is not who has the "truth," but whose claims deserve more credence.


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What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?

What Can the Maker Movement Teach Us About the Digitization of Creativity?

Experimenting with the creative process.


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The Transformation of Patient-Clinician Relationships with AI-based Medical Advice

The Transformation of Patient-Clinician Relationships with AI-based Medical Advice

A "bring your own algorithm" era in healthcare.


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50 Years of Pascal

50 Years of Pascal

The Pascal programming language creator Niklaus Wirth reflects on its origin, spread, and further development.

Blog at CACM
Is the Pandemic Affecting Science and Engineering Undergraduate Students?
Is the Pandemic Affecting Science and Engineering Undergraduate Students?
03.04.2021

The importance of the students’ voice.

NoSQL vs. SQL
NoSQL vs. SQL
02.26.2021

Broadly, NoSQL has an absence of strict schemas for entities/attributes, while SQL rigidly relates/regulates the two.  

Tips for Successful Examinations in the Age of Remote Education
Tips for Successful Examinations in the Age of Remote Education
02.17.2021

Rather than fancying you can control Internet access, design exams to reward students who won't need it.

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