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October 2008


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Q&A: A Complex Thinker

Q&A: A Complex Thinker

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Computer Experts: 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
What Children Want to Know About Computers
What Children Want to Know About Computers
10.19.2018

Does a super computer have a really big chip in it? Would we be more or less clever if computers …

Changing Who Pays for CS Professional Development in the U.S. and Who Controls It: It Has to be Local
Changing Who Pays for CS Professional Development in the U.S. and Who Controls It: It Has to be Local
10.17.2018

In the U.S., a shift in who pays to prepare computer science (CS) teachers.

Mystery Dating of the World-famous 'Millionaire' Calculating Machine Solved
Mystery Dating of the World-famous 'Millionaire' Calculating Machine Solved
10.15.2018

Regarding the discovery of new documents about the H.W. Egli AG (Zurich) company in the Museum für Kommunikation, Berne, Switzerland.

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