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October 2008


From Communications of the ACM

Q&A: A Complex Thinker

Q&A: A Complex Thinker

Daphne Koller discusses probabilistic relational modeling, artificial intelligence, and her new work with biologists.


From Communications of the ACM

Point/counterpoint: The U.s. Should Ban Paperless Electronic Voting Machines

Point/counterpoint: The U.s. Should Ban Paperless Electronic Voting Machines

Debating the public policy issues involved in proposed efforts toward improving voting systems while considering the range of technical and societal challenges.


From Communications of the ACM

Historical Reflections: Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?

Historical Reflections: Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?

Tracing the course of influential computing developments and considering possible paths to new paradigms.


From Communications of the ACM

From the Front Lines: Doa with Soa

From the Front Lines: Doa with Soa

Diagnosing the symptoms of failing to accommodate critical software architecture properties that often result in the demise of projects.


From Communications of the ACM

Computer Experts: Guns-For-Hire or Professionals?: Guns-For-Hire or Professionals?

Computer Experts: Guns-For-Hire or Professionals?

Considering the responsibilities of those who build systems fundamental to significant social functions, institutions, and values.

Blog at CACM
Let's Not Forget the 'Science' in 'Computer Science'
Let's Not Forget the 'Science' in 'Computer Science'
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Tech Ethics at Work
Tech Ethics at Work
01.29.2018

Ethics for Tech must address how professional issues play out in the workplace, in real life.

How Can We Foster Inclusiveness?
How Can We Foster Inclusiveness?
01.03.2018

What can an individual do on a day-to-day basis to ensure that her/his environment fosters inclusiveness?

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