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June 2018


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The Importance of Teaching Robots to Hug

The Importance of Teaching Robots to Hug

Hugs make us feel warm and safe and comforted and loved.


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The Researchers Who Study Alien Linguistics

The Researchers Who Study Alien Linguistics

Sheri Wells-Jensen is fascinated by languages no one has ever heard—those that might be spoken by aliens.


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Trump's Lack of Cyber Leader May Make ­.S. Vulnerable

Trump's Lack of Cyber Leader May Make ­.S. Vulnerable

The absence of senior cybersecurity leaders in President Donald Trump's administration may be leaving the United States more vulnerable to digital warfare and less prepared for attacks on election systems, according to lawmakers…


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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Screen Time Controls, Working with China

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Screen Time Controls, Working with China

Tim Cook, who has led Apple since 2011, spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep in a wide-ranging interview on Monday as the company kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.


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The Responsibility of Immortality: Welcome to the New Transhumanism

The Responsibility of Immortality: Welcome to the New Transhumanism

In the summer of 1990, I was running a pretty weird nightclub in the Roppongi neighborhood of Tokyo.


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What Is Consciousness?

What Is Consciousness?

Consciousness is everything you experience.


From Communications of the ACM

Effectiveness of Anonymization in Double-Blind Review

Effectiveness of Anonymization in Double-Blind Review

Assessing the effectiveness of anonymization in the review process.


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An Interview with Dave Parnas

An Interview with Dave Parnas

A discussion of ideas about software engineering.


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Watchdogs vs. Snowflakes

Watchdogs vs. Snowflakes

Taking wild guesses.


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Risks of Cryptocurrencies

Risks of Cryptocurrencies

Considering the inherent risks of cryptocurrency ecosystems.

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