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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.
Ethics can and should be presented to computer science students in appropriate ways.
The foundation of any collective action, of any community, is language. It influences how we feel, react, and understand.
On the added value of teaching an online soft skills course to undergrad computer science students.
Computer scientists at Boston University have created an algorithm that …
Researchers studied 127 home routers from seven brands and found …
Engineers and scientists at meatpacking company Tyson Foods are developing …