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January 2021


From ACM Opinion

Artificial Intelligence Is a House Divided

Artificial Intelligence Is a House Divided

A decades-old rivalry has riven the field. It's time to move on.


From ACM Opinion

An Argument Against Cloud-based Applications

An Argument Against Cloud-based Applications

The cloud is the excuse and tool that allows the mass collection of our personal data.


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Fair Warning

Fair Warning

For as long as there has been AI research, there have been credible critiques about the risks of AI boosterism.


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Peggy Delmas on the Work of Catholic Sister Scientists

Peggy Delmas on the Work of Catholic Sister Scientists

Peggy M. Delmas, an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of South Alabama, has written a study that sheds light on the contributions of Catholic sisters with careers as academics and scientists.


From ACM Careers

Programming the Soon-to-Be World's Fastest Supercomputer

Programming the Soon-to-Be World's Fastest Supercomputer

The University of Delaware's Sunita Chandrasekaran is leading an international team that is designing an app for the world's fastest supercomputer, set to come online in the United States in 2021.


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Go Language at 13 Years: Ecosystem, Evolution, and Future in Conversation with Steve Francia

Go Language at 13 Years: Ecosystem, Evolution, and Future in Conversation with Steve Francia

To understand where Go is coming from and where it is going, InfoQ reached out to Steve Francia, a core member of the Go programming language team at Google responsible for strategy and product.


From ACM Opinion

The Turing Test Is Obsolete. It's Time to Build a New Barometer for AI

The Turing Test Is Obsolete. It's Time to Build a New Barometer for AI

The goal put forth by the Turing Test is not a useful one for AI scientists. It is time to set a new challenge that inspires researchers and practitioners equally.


From Communications of the ACM

Boeing's 737 MAX: A Failure of Management, Not Just Technology

Boeing's 737 MAX

Tracing the trajectory of management and engineering decisions resulting in systemic catastrophe.


From Communications of the ACM

Cybersecurity Research for the Future

Cybersecurity Research for the Future

Considering the wide range of technological and societal trade-offs associated with cybersecurity.


From Communications of the ACM

Content Moderation Modulation

Content Moderation Modulation

Deliberating on how to regulate—or not regulate—online speech in the era of evolving social media.


From Communications of the ACM

The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine

The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine

Taking apart a book to figure out how it works.


From Communications of the ACM

Insights for AI from the Human Mind

Insights for AI from the Human Mind

How the cognitive sciences can inform the quest to build systems with the flexibility of the human mind.


From Communications of the ACM

Excessive Use of Technology: Can Tech Providers be the Culprits?

Excessive Use of Technology

Seeking to assess the possible responsibility of tech providers for excessive use patterns.

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Is the Pandemic Affecting Science and Engineering Undergraduate Students?
03.04.2021

The importance of the students’ voice.

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NoSQL vs. SQL
02.26.2021

Broadly, NoSQL has an absence of strict schemas for entities/attributes, while SQL rigidly relates/regulates the two.  

Tips for Successful Examinations in the Age of Remote Education
Tips for Successful Examinations in the Age of Remote Education
02.17.2021

Rather than fancying you can control Internet access, design exams to reward students who won't need it.

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