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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.
A recent Communications of the ACM article casts aspersions on the innovative concept of code academy, a fast-developing approach to …
Talented programmers will strive to structure chaos and write perfect code.
Tips for improving business IT communications.
A survey by recruitment firm Harvey Nash found half of …
Researchers have developed a "smart" diaper equipped with a moisture …
A team of researchers at the University of Tehran in …