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September 2016


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How an Inventor You've Probably Never Heard of Shaped the Modern World

How an Inventor You've Probably Never Heard of Shaped the Modern World

Many of the inventors who fueled the digital revolution have become household names.


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Everyone Gets the Future Wrong: Lo and Behold Movie Review

Everyone Gets the Future Wrong: Lo and Behold Movie Review

Hackers? Check. Driverless cars? Check. SpaceX? Check. Robots? Check. Elon Musk? Check. ARPANET? Check. Video game addicts? Check. Brainscans? Check. Internet of Things? Check. All we're missing is a Fitbit review.


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Software Quality

Software Quality

Software users are looking more and more for software that delights.


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No Easy Answers in the Fight Over iPhone Decryption

No Easy Answers in the Fight Over iPhone Decryption

A look at the legal background and future possibilities for an issue that is likely to reoccur.


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'For All' in 'Computer Science For All'

'For All' in 'Computer Science For All'

Seeking to expand inclusiveness in computer science education.


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A New Look at the Semantic Web

A New Look at the Semantic Web

Seeking to make Web data "smarter" by utilizing a new kind of semantics.


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Designing AI Systems that Obey Our Laws and Values

Designing AI Systems that Obey Our Laws and Values

Calling for research on automatic oversight for artificial intelligence systems.


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Helping Conference Attendees Better Understand Research Presentations

Helping Conference Attendees Better Understand Research Presentations

Sharing lessons learned from a lecture program for making technical material more accessible to conference attendees.


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How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics For Artificial Intelligence

How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics For Artificial Intelligence

For years, science-fiction moviemakers have been making us fear the bad things that artificially intelligent machines might do to their human creators.

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