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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.
Business Intelligence is not only about reporting; you should be telling a story through data.
Revision of the foundations of teaching mathematics for IT specialties is needed.
Managing included versions of third-party software components too often puts developers in no-win situations.