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Daphne Koller discusses probabilistic relational modeling, artificial intelligence, and her new work with biologists.
Debating the public policy issues involved in proposed efforts toward improving voting systems while considering the range of technical and societal challenges.
Tracing the course of influential computing developments and considering possible paths to new paradigms.
Diagnosing the symptoms of failing to accommodate critical software architecture properties that often result in the demise of projects.
Considering the responsibilities of those who build systems fundamental to significant social functions, institutions, and values.
Knowing the notion of sufficient completeness and the theory of abstract data types helps practitioners produce better requirements.
We are celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death with a major exhibition of the Renaissance painter's works.
Researchers employed three-dimensional printing to manufacture complex and porous glass …
Researchers have developed a nanoscale device that is programmable with …
Scientists discovered a new underwater fault five miles off Monterey …