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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.
Interrogation of "first-class object" as an analog to human life goes nowhere.
Computing educators often make decisions based on arguments from authority. Time to move on.
How liable should programmers be for the quality of their software?
NASA's Opportunity rover has been silent since June 10, when …
Rutgers University-New Brunswick researchers found common Wi-Fi technology can easily …
Oracle has released an open-source tool called Graphpipe to facilitate …