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Two Paths for Digital Disability Law
From Communications of the ACM

Two Paths for Digital Disability Law

Understanding the legal drivers of efforts to make technology accessible.

The AI in a Jar
From ACM Opinion

The AI in a Jar

Exploring a metaphysical argument against artificial intelligence.

How Ukraine Has Defended Itself against Cyber Attacks
From ACM Opinion

How Ukraine Has Defended Itself against Cyber Attacks

As in Ukraine, U.S. organizations should work with U.S. cybersecurity agencies to prepare for and prevent attacks.

Quantum Computing Has a Hype Problem
From ACM Opinion

Quantum Computing Has a Hype Problem

Quantum computing startups are all the rage, but it is unclear if they will be able to produce anything of use in the near future.

How Compute and the Climate Go Hand-in-Hand
From ACM Opinion

How Compute and the Climate Go Hand-in-Hand

Data is critical to the success of all climate tech projects, whether to drive development or improve efficiency.

Deep Learning Is Hitting a Wall
From ACM Opinion

Deep Learning Is Hitting a Wall

What would it take for artificial intelligence to make real progress?

Yoshua Bengio: 'I Have Rarely Been as Enthusiastic about a New Research Direction'
From ACM Opinion

Yoshua Bengio: 'I Have Rarely Been as Enthusiastic about a New Research Direction'

Yoshua Bengio gushes about GFlowNets, calling them "a new beast" for which the appropriate optimization algorithms are still making rapid progress

Security: The Lock and the Key to Blockchain's Future
From ACM Opinion

Security: The Lock and the Key to Blockchain's Future

For blockchain technology to fulfill its full potential, the security standard needs to mature

The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud
From ACM Opinion

The Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud

The cloud is not only material but also an ecological force

Intelligence and Comprehension
From ACM Opinion

Intelligence and Comprehension

What does it mean to say a computer model 'understands'?

Deep Learning Is a Bad Idea for Security
From ACM Opinion

Deep Learning Is a Bad Idea for Security

Deep learning must address some major issues before AI can scale more widely into security applications

Who Gets to Decide if an AI Is Alive?
From ACM Opinion

Who Gets to Decide if an AI Is Alive?

We need a Turing Test for consciousness that works for modern AI

Futures of Digital Governance
From Communications of the ACM

Futures of Digital Governance

Seeking to increase the interoperability among the technical and social sciences toward new forms of governance associated with digital technology.

Copyright Implications of Emulation Programs
From Communications of the ACM

Copyright Implications of Emulation Programs

How emulation programs might be affected by new claims of copyright infringement.

The Metaverse Will Require Computing Tech No One Knows How to Build
From ACM Opinion

The Metaverse Will Require Computing Tech No One Knows How to Build

Experts believe building the metaverse will require nearly every kind of chip to be an order of magnitude more powerful than it is today

Humans and AI: Problem Finders and Problem Solvers
From ACM Opinion

Humans and AI: Problem Finders and Problem Solvers

Technologies such as AlphaCode cannot think about and design their own problems, but they are very good problem solvers

The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties
From ACM Opinion

The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties

The search for a crypto use case continues

The Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers
From ACM Opinion

The Race to Save the Internet from Quantum Hackers

The quantum computer revolution could break encryption, but more-secure algorithms can safeguard privacy

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

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

Have the big thinkers of tech lost their mojo?

Open Source Intelligence
From ACM Opinion

Open Source Intelligence

Averting strategic surprises requires uncovering secrets hidden in plain sight
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