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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.
Who is Camille Noûs, who has contributed to hundreds of papers on Google Scholar?
By 2019, I generally thought there wasn't much that could surprise me about organizing meetups. Then Covid-19 hit. I was …
Napier's multiplication and division rods, deriving from the basic multiplication table, simplify calculations considerably.