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Alex Gibney's new documentary, Zero Days, looks at the Stuxnet worm—a cyber weapon developed by the U.S. and Israel.
Tesla's Autopilot feature is now under investigation after the first known fatality involving a Tesla car using "Autopilot" mode was reported. The car automation technology appears to have been misused.
His 1963 Integrated Data Store set the template for all subsequent database management systems.
Reconsidering traditional research ethics given the emergence of big data analytics.
A proposal for a law to prevent artificial intelligence systems from being mistaken for humans.
Seeking a market-based solution to the problem of a person's unjustified inaccessibility to their private information.
Assessing an important recent design patent infringement court decision.
The case of the Introduction to Computer Science course.
A rare find: the user manual of the oldest surviving computer in the world, the Zuse Z4 relay machine (1945).
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Computer Chess Championship in 1970.
A small study shows artificial intelligence can pick out individuals …
Models are learning how to generate images from captions, a …
Georgia election officials say they found a programming error on …