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An old Chinese proverb says: "If you're planning for the year, cultivate rice; if you're planning for the decade, cultivate trees; if you're planning for the century, cultivate children."
The retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy from the Supreme Court might change the game for environmental protections, abortion rights and civil rights. But what will it mean for the internet, and issues that matter to techies…
Faster, more powerful computing has the potential to revolutionize fields from drug delivery to freight transportation.
Addressing its cognitive essence, universal value, and curricular practices.
An evolving technological landscape has made application of copyright law increasingly difficult.
Most of the suggested benefits of blockchain technologies do not come from elements unique to the blockchain.
Considering the confluence of research questions and sociopolitical dynamics.
A proposal for keeping cyber security both out of sight and out of mind for end users.
Scientists consider the limits of ethics in the realm of artificial intelligence, and how to mitigate its biases.
Morgan Ames' book highlights the missing HCI design process for the XO Laptop
Why it is good to have a systematic approach to software verification.
Cheryl Ingstad, the department's first director of its Artificial Intelligence and …
The California Consumer Privacy Act is one of the most …
The U.S. Special Operations Command is developing a portable facial …