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Software Can Do Better than 'Male,' 'Female,' and 'Other'
From ACM Opinion

Software Can Do Better than 'Male,' 'Female,' and 'Other'

Providing more-expansive gender options is not a difficult coding problem.

Why Can't Tech Fix Its Gender Problem?
From ACM Opinion

Why Can't Tech Fix Its Gender Problem?

A new generation of tech activists, organizers, and whistleblowers, most of whom are female, non-white, gender-diverse, or queer may bring change.

Social Media Is Polluting Society
From ACM Opinion

Social Media Is Polluting Society

Moderation alone will not fix the problem.

It Is Okay to Opt out of the Crypto Revolution
From ACM Opinion

It Is Okay to Opt out of the Crypto Revolution

The crypto industry is investing heavily in getting more people to buy in, but that does not mean you have to.

AI Is Creating a New Colonial World Order
From ACM Opinion

AI Is Creating a New Colonial World Order

Artificial intelligence is enriching a powerful few by dispossessing communities that have been dispossessed before.

 Russia Is Risking the Creation of an Irreversible 'Splinternet'
From ACM Opinion

Russia Is Risking the Creation of an Irreversible 'Splinternet'

If Russia disconnects—or is booted—from the Internet's governing bodies, the Internet may never be the same.

Innovation Is Slowing Down—and Big Tech Is to Blame
From ACM Opinion

Innovation Is Slowing Down—and Big Tech Is to Blame

The great IT revolution is preventing, not promoting, economic dynamism

Save Social Media by Treating It like a City
From ACM Opinion

Save Social Media by Treating It like a City

Make online spaces more similar to offline ones to limit the reach of bad actors and keep people safe

What's Missing from the Push to Diversify Tech?
From ACM Opinion

What's Missing from the Push to Diversify Tech?

Focusing on hiring pipelines or career pathways alone won't solve tech's diversity and inclusion problems.

Where Computing Might Go Next
From ACM Opinion

Where Computing Might Go Next

The future of computing depends in part on how we reckon with its past

How AI Is Reinventing What Computers Are
From ACM Opinion

How AI Is Reinventing What Computers Are

Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute

The Voices of Women in Tech Are Still Being Erased
From ACM Opinion

The Voices of Women in Tech Are Still Being Erased

Women in computing have been silenced more often than they've been listened to

Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech
From ACM Opinion

Taxing Digital Advertising Could Help Break Up Big Tech

A novel approach to rein in the largest technology companies, encourage competition and innovation, and help democracy

Why the Most Controversial U.S. Internet Law Is Worth Saving
From ACM Opinion

Why the Most Controversial U.S. Internet Law Is Worth Saving

Donald Trump and Joe Biden both want to throw out Section 230. Here's why America should fix it instead. By Paul M. Barrett, deputy director of the NYU Stern Center...

The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal
From ACM Opinion

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.

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

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.

How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization
From ACM Opinion

How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization

These canaries in the coal mines of AI would be signs that superintelligent robot overlords are approaching.

AI Researchers Need to Stop Hiding the Climate Toll of Their Work
From ACM Opinion

AI Researchers Need to Stop Hiding the Climate Toll of Their Work

Researchers are sounding the alarm about the surprisingly large carbon footprint of the computations required for deep learning.

Here Are 10 Ways AI Could Help Fight Climate Change
From ACM Opinion

Here Are 10 Ways AI Could Help Fight Climate Change

An international team of 22 big name AI researchers have laid out a road map suggesting how machine learning can help save the planet and humanity from imminent...

A Second 737 Max Crash Raises Questions about Airplane Automation
From ACM Opinion

A Second 737 Max Crash Raises Questions about Airplane Automation

As you read this, over a million people are in flight. Close to a third of the commercial airplanes in the sky at any given moment are Boeing 737s: it is the best...
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