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The Strange Allure of the Blockchain
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The Strange Allure of the Blockchain

Are we too aggressively looking to replace the danger of unjust financial systems with wildly risky alternative currencies?

Considering 'Creatively Adequate' AI
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Considering 'Creatively Adequate' AI

The future of artificial intelligence needs less data and can tolerate ambiguity

Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate
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Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate

By plenty of standards, Bitcoin is a failure, but that doesn't mean it's worthless

I've Seen the Metaverse–and I Don't Want It
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I've Seen the Metaverse–and I Don't Want It

The metaverse's seductive idea of a virtual utopia looks more like a late-capitalist technocratic nightmare

Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?
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Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?

Have the big thinkers of tech lost their mojo?

Open Source Intelligence
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Open Source Intelligence

Averting strategic surprises requires uncovering secrets hidden in plain sight

The Lives of Hidden Figures Matter in Computer Science Education
From Communications of the ACM

The Lives of Hidden Figures Matter in Computer Science Education

"I cannot work on what I cannot see . . ." —Katherine Goble, Hidden Figures

I Unplugged What?
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I Unplugged What?

The lessons here are broader than just a simple "Don't do that."

Becoming Universal
From Communications of the ACM

Becoming Universal

A new history of modern computing.

Is Your Autonomous Vehicle as Smart as You Expected?
From Communications of the ACM

Is Your Autonomous Vehicle as Smart as You Expected?

Suggesting a better route to evaluate autonomous vehicles' smartness.

A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse
From Communications of the ACM

A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse

Is artificial intelligence up to the task of managing online discourse in social networks?

The Turing Trap
From ACM Opinion

The Turing Trap

The promise and peril of human-like artificial intelligence

Microsoft Quantum Computing Exec Sees Progress
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Microsoft Quantum Computing Exec Sees Progress

Company's novel, risky approach to quantum computing might be ready to put setbacks behind it

Efforts to Rein In Big Tech May Be Running Out of Time
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Efforts to Rein In Big Tech May Be Running Out of Time

Congressional bills aimed at the tech industry need to be addressed before political attention turns to midterms

Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes
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Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes

Facebook's little mistakes have big consequences, too, but only for us

Is LiDAR on Its Way Out?
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Is LiDAR on Its Way Out?

As automation proliferates, sensing is increasingly moving toward software and away from LiDAR

The Age of AI-ism
From ACM Opinion

The Age of AI-ism

Is artificial intelligence an existenstial risk to humanity?

Why Better AI May Depend on Fake Data
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Why Better AI May Depend on Fake Data

Synthetic data can provide AI with a broader education than real-world data, but challenges exist

The Real Action for Tech Regulation Is Far from Washington, D.C.
From ACM Opinion

The Real Action for Tech Regulation Is Far from Washington, D.C.

Congress doesn't seem ready to take on privacy or competition, but states are refusing to wait around
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