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July 2020


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Automation Imperative Accelerates

Automation Imperative Accelerates

Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such as sluggish wage growth, aging populations, rising health care …


From ACM News

The Impact of AI on Organizations

The Impact of AI on Organizations

Implementing artificial intelligence through the looking glass of digital anthropology.


From ACM Opinion

Here’s One Way to Make Daily Covid-19 Testing Feasible on a Mass Scale

Here’s One Way to Make Daily Covid-19 Testing Feasible on a Mass Scale

Pooling tests with the help of machine learning can allow us to safely reopen without a vaccine.


From ACM Opinion

If Done Right, AI Could Make Policing Fairer

If Done Right, AI Could Make Policing Fairer

Stanford's Fei-Fei Li says technology should be developed in an inclusive way that reflects our values.


From ACM Opinion

Who’s Behind Wednesday’s Epic Twitter Hack?

Who’s Behind Wednesday’s Epic Twitter Hack?

This post is an attempt to lay out some of the timeline of the attack, and point to clues about who may have been behind it.


From ACM Opinion

Vint Cerf: COVID-19 Highlights How We Need Better Internet Access Everywhere

Vint Cerf: COVID-19 Highlights How We Need Better Internet Access Everywhere

Cerf shares his views on the future of the Internet, the importance of trust and empathy, and the impact of new technologies like IoT and AI on the future of communications.


From ACM Opinion

College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them

College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them

Colleges and universities should embrace the classic tutorial system and adapt it for the online world.


From ACM Opinion

Visa Freeze For STEM Workers: 'We're Cutting Off Our Future'

Visa Freeze For STEM Workers: 'We're Cutting Off Our Future'

Jim Carrington of the Danforth Plant Science Center says President Trump's freeze on green cards and visas for new immigrants will do more harm than good for cities trying to grow high-tech industries.


From Communications of the ACM

AI Authorship?

AI Authorship?

Considering the role of humans in copyright protection of outputs produced by artificial intelligence.


From Communications of the ACM

Proposal: A Market for Truth to Address False Ads on Social Media

Proposal

Guaranteeing truth in advertising.


From Communications of the ACM

For Impactful Community Engagement: Check Your Role

For Impactful Community Engagement

Toward a more equitable distribution of the benefits of technological change.


From Communications of the ACM

Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy's Public Sphere

Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy's Public Sphere

Attempting to balance the challenging trade-offs between individual rights and our obligations to one another.


From Communications of the ACM

Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence

Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence

Suggesting a Voice Name System (VNS) to talk to any object in the world.

Blog at CACM
Implications of Online Learning for Novice Students
Implications of Online Learning for Novice Students
09.21.2020

The case of the Introduction to Computer Science course.

Discovery: User Manual of the Oldest Surviving Computer in the World
Discovery: User Manual of the Oldest Surviving Computer in the World
09.21.2020

A rare find: the user manual of the oldest surviving computer in the world, the Zuse Z4 relay machine (1945).

The Laughing is Over
The Laughing is Over
09.18.2020

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Computer Chess Championship in 1970.

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Bulletproofing RISC-V Cores
Bulletproofing RISC-V Cores
09.22.2020

The RISC-V open standard instruction-set architecture can improve cybersecurity.

European Commission Invests €8 Billion  in Supercomputing
European Commission Invests €8 Billion in Supercomputing
09.21.2020

The European Commission is boosting its commitment under the EuroHPC …

Accident Prevention Software for Autonomous Vehicles
Accident Prevention Software for Autonomous Vehicles
09.21.2020

Researchers at Germany's Technical University of Munich say they have …

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