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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.
Does a super computer have a really big chip in it? Would we be more or less clever if computers …
In the U.S., a shift in who pays to prepare computer science (CS) teachers.
Regarding the discovery of new documents about the H.W. Egli AG (Zurich) company in the Museum für Kommunikation, Berne, Switzerland.
DAWG offers more security without a steep performance hit.
In the summer of 2017, a group of young political activists …
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon almost 50 years …