The opinion archive provides access to past opinion stories from Communications of the ACM and other sources by date.
FBI Director James Comey is set to testify against encryption before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, as the United States and Britain push for "exceptional access" to encrypted communications.
I am worried we are talking past each other with respect to "Going Dark," so let me try to frame it in a way that I hope is fair-minded and provides a basis for healthy discussion.
Energy efficiency isn't just a good idea from an environmental perspective; it makes business sense as well.
It's been close to a month since the DARPA Robotics Challenge wrapped up. That's time enough to face facts. The biggest and most well-funded international robotics competition in years was a failure.
The Boston-based Future of Life Institute, backed by a $10 million donation from Elon Musk, recently announced its list of 37 winners of research grants in the field of artificial intelligence.
We have a habit of filling new technologies with old ideas.
Not all robots are built for war and destruction.
My friend Veronica Belmont is pretty cool. Nerd, writer, TV host… and now she’s doing an online video series with Engadget called "Dear Veronica," where she answers tech/geek questions sent in by viewers.
A war between China and America is a favorite subject of armchair military analysts. Why would it happen? How would it play out?
As the New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto, it's getting some great shots.
Stephen Hawking woke up Tuesday morning and immediately summoned his handlers.
Minimizing data collection to protect user privacy and increase security.
Research into what makes software projects succeed.
Considering some of the requested exceptions to technical protection mechanisms.
Reflecting on the complexities associated with maintaining rapidly changing information technology.
An exploration of the education-to-work pipeline.
How government service can profoundly influence computer science research and education.
The most cited CS education paper is, unfortunately, wrong.
Want to be a great programmer? If so, you have to pull back the curtain and learn how software really …
The Center for AI and Digital Policy has undertaken the first comparative review of national artificial intelligence policies.
Computer scientists have engineered a solution to partial network partitioning …
Climate science researchers increasingly are turning to the cloud for …
Software called TLDR (too long, didn't read) automatically produces one-sentence …