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In January, the British-American computer scientist Stuart Russell drafted and became the first signatory of an open letter calling for researchers to look beyond the goal of merely making artificial intelligence more powerful…
Looking at Microsoft’s sprawling product line and 118,000 or so employees, it’s easy to forget that the company started with one modest product made by two ambitious people.
The race to make the first quantum computer is becoming as important as the race 75 years ago to get the first nuke. It could change the balance of power in politics and business.
Imagine that video games had been invented in the Middle Ages.
Like a distant relative who makes you feel bad at the annual holiday get together, Microsoft has created a website that analyzes a photo of a person's face and guesses in seconds how old the subject is.
Seeking to balance intellectual property protection with incentives for investment in innovation.
Copyrighting APIs threatens significant harm to both consumers and the software industry.
Research on the cognitive, educational, and policy dimensions of teaching computing is critical to achieving "computer literacy."
Industry is ready and waiting for more graduates educated in the principles of programming languages.
Everyone should be able to manage their personal data with a personal information management system.