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Let’s Program in Social Studies Classes
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Let’s Program in Social Studies Classes

NSF funding for our work in task-specific programming languages.

AI Ruined Chess. Now, It's Making the Game Beautiful Again
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AI Ruined Chess. Now, It's Making the Game Beautiful Again

Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik teamed up with AI researchers at Alphabet's DeepMind lab to test game variants that can jolt chess players into creative...

When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades
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When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades

In-person final exams were canceled for thousands of students this spring, so computers stepped in — to disastrous effect.

The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity
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The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity

Brains are talking to computers, and computers to brains. Are our daydreams safe?

The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech
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The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

 Open source has two important, and somewhat counterintuitive, advantages: speed and security.

'Have You Thought About . . .'
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'Have You Thought About . . .': Talking About Ethical Implications of Research

Considering the good and the bad effects of technology.

Integrating Management Science Into the HPC Research Ecosystem
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Integrating Management Science Into the HPC Research Ecosystem

How management science benefits from High Performance Computing.

Avalanches Make Us All Innovators
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Avalanches Make Us All Innovators

Avalanches generate enormous breakdowns. The practices of innovation adoption may be just what you need to resolve them.

Autonomous Vehicle Safety
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Autonomous Vehicle Safety: Lessons from Aviation

How more than 25years of experience with aviation safety-critical systems can be applied to autonomous vehicle systems.

A Recent Renaissance in Privacy Law
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A Recent Renaissance in Privacy Law

Considering the recent increased attention to privacy law issues amid the typically slow pace of legal change.

Women in Tech: “Aptitude has Nothing to Do with Gender or Inborn Capabilities”
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Women in Tech: “Aptitude has Nothing to Do with Gender or Inborn Capabilities”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector—myth or reality?

The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal
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The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal

Researchers are too focused on whether AI systems can ace tests of dubious value. They should be testing whether systems grasp how the world works.

Automation Imperative Accelerates
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Automation Imperative Accelerates

Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such...

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

TECHNOLOchicas
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TECHNOLOchicas: A Critical Intersectional Approach Shaping the Color of Our Future

A unique partnership seeks to address the underrepresentation and unique barriers facing Latina women and girls of color in information technology.

Broken Hearts and Coffee Mugs
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Broken Hearts and Coffee Mugs

The ordeal of security reviews.

Data-Centricity
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Data-Centricity: A Challenge and Opportunity for Computing Education

Rethinking the content of introductory computing around a data-centric approach to better engage and support a diversity of students.

OMSCS
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OMSCS: The Revolution Will Be Digitized

Lessons learned from the first five years of Georgia Tech's Online Master of Science in Computer Science program.

Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science
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Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science

Data scientists face challenges spanning academic and non-academic institutions.
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