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October 2023


From ACM Careers

On Being a University's First Chief AI Officer

On Being a University's First Chief AI Officer

Western University has created a top-level AI role, appointing Mark Daley as its first chief artificial intelligence officer.


From ACM Opinion

Q&A with SLAC Lab Director John Sarrao

Q&A with SLAC Lab Director John Sarrao

John L. Sarrao starts his tenure as the director of the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory following a 26-year career at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


From Communications of the ACM

Generative AI as a New Innovation Platform

Generative AI as a New Innovation Platform

Considering the stability and longevity of a potential new foundational technology.


From Communications of the ACM

Certification of Safety-Critical Systems

Certification of Safety-Critical Systems

Seeking new approaches toward ensuring the safety of software-intensive systems.


From Communications of the ACM

Stone Knives and Bear Skins

Stone Knives and Bear Skins

There is no money in tools.


From Communications of the ACM

It Is Time to Let Go of 'Virtual Reality'

It Is Time to Let Go of 'Virtual Reality'

Advocating standardized terminology and reporting guidelines for mixed reality research.


From Communications of the ACM

New Threats to Society from Free-Speech Social Media Platforms

New Threats to Society from Free-Speech Social Media Platforms

Understanding emerging threats from social media platforms.


From Communications of the ACM

Barbershop Computing

Barbershop Computing

Moving education beyond computer science pipelines.


From Communications of the ACM

How Software Stifles Competition and Innovation

How Software Stifles Competition and Innovation

Factoring the slowing up of startups.

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