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MIT Professor Devavrat Shah shares his thoughts on human content moderation, recommendation algorithms, and diluting the spread of misinformation online.
A combination of rising nationalism, trade disputes, and concerns about the market dominance of certain global tech companies has prompted threats of regulatory crackdowns all over the world.
The federal government should set minimum security standards for software and software development.
The Internet rewired our brains. Michael Goldhaber predicted it would.
If America is to retain its status as the world's innovation leader, the multi-decade decline in the federal government's commitment to scientific research must be reversed.
Given the inevitability of robots in our future, we should be doubling down on efforts to teach robotics to the next generation.
Considerations for the governance of distributed systems.
Examining both the leading indicators of equity in CS and the lagging indicators of student outcomes.
KV's guidelines for KFH (koding from home).
Evaluating actual implementations and practices versus stated goals.
Artificial intelligence systems need the wisdom to know when to take advice from us and when to learn from data.
Donald Knuth on the best way to recognize the history of computer science.
On the impact of large language models.
Until the middle of the 20th century, computers were in fact humans who performed calculations.