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Conjoined Twins: Artificial Intelligence and the Invention of Computer Science
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Conjoined Twins: Artificial Intelligence and the Invention of Computer Science

How artificial intelligence and computer science grew up together.

Breaking Up a Digital Monopoly
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Breaking Up a Digital Monopoly

How to decompose a vertically integrated digital monopoly to enable competitive services based on a shared data structure.

Trust Is Not Enough: Accuracy, Error, Randomness, and Accountability in an Algorithmic Society
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Trust Is Not Enough: Accuracy, Error, Randomness, and Accountability in an Algorithmic Society

Searching for improved algorithmic accountability.

Decentraland: The Alleged Decentralization of Blockchain Applications
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Decentraland: The Alleged Decentralization of Blockchain Applications

Breaking down the blockchain.

Unfair Automated Hiring Systems Are Everywhere
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Unfair Automated Hiring Systems Are Everywhere

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission urgently needs to regulate automated hiring systems.

When AI Thinks You Are Dead
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When AI Thinks You Are Dead

AI hallucinations can be amusing, but the consequences for society could be dangerous.

Why Conscious AI Is a Bad Idea
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Why Conscious AI Is a Bad Idea

Our minds have not evolved to deal with machines we believe have consciousness.

You Can't Regulate What You Don't Understand
From ACM Opinion

You Can't Regulate What You Don't Understand

Why AI regulations should begin with mandated disclosures.

The Indigo Cyberattack Is a Warning of Things to Come
From ACM Opinion

The Indigo Cyberattack Is a Warning of Things to Come

Those handling state secrets or critical infrastructure seem to fare no better than a bookstore chain.

AI Is Not Going to Reinvent the Alphabet Anytime Soon
From ACM Opinion

AI Is Not Going to Reinvent the Alphabet Anytime Soon

Artificial intelligence does not understand how humans read well enough to design type on its own.

AI and Politics: How Will We Know What—and Who—Is Real?
From ACM Opinion

AI and Politics: How Will We Know What—and Who—Is Real?

If we are lucky, new technologies will only cause brief confusion.

There Is No AI
From ACM Opinion

There Is No AI

There are ways of controlling the new technology, but first we have to stop mythologizing it.

AI Not Yet Intelligent Enough to Be a Trusted Research Aid
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AI Not Yet Intelligent Enough to Be a Trusted Research Aid

An attempt to use ChatGPT for scholarly research proves uncovers errors and frustration.

 The 5 Biggest Risks of Generative AI
From ACM Opinion

The 5 Biggest Risks of Generative AI

AI makes our lives easier in many different ways, but these benefits can come with costs.

The Case for Big Action to Regulate AI
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The Case for Big Action to Regulate AI

Why the topic of regulating artificial intelligence ignite such a visceral reaction.

Do the Right Thing
From Communications of the ACM

Do the Right Thing

Exploring the intersection of legal compliance and ethical judgment.

Updates, Threats, and Risk Management
From Communications of the ACM

Updates, Threats, and Risk Management

Revisiting a recent column considering security updates.

Putting a Teaspoon of Programming into Other Subjects
From Communications of the ACM

Putting a Teaspoon of Programming into Other Subjects

Using teaspoon languages to integrate programming across myriad academic disciplines.

Ethics as a Participatory and Iterative Process
From Communications of the ACM

Ethics as a Participatory and Iterative Process

Facilitating ethical reflection, inquiry, and deliberation.

Please Report Your Compute
From Communications of the ACM

Please Report Your Compute

Seeking consistent means of measure.
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