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How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization
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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.

Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works
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Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works

Ever wonder why we could write software to get to the Moon, but not to count votes? Here are five reasons.

Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer
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Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer

A pervasive belief in software engineering is that some programmers are much better than others, and that their skills, abilities, and talents exert an outsized...

 Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything
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Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything

In "Towards a Human-like Open-Domain Chatbot", we present Meena, a 2.6-billion-parameter end-to-end trained neural conversational model.

Numbers Are for Computers, Strings Are for Humans
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Numbers Are for Computers, Strings Are for Humans

How and where software should translate data into a human-readable form.

Are We Losing Momentum?
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Are We Losing Momentum?

Estimating when the second half of the world will come online.

A* Search
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A* Search: What's in a Name?

A search for algorithmic answers returns unique results.

Increasing Automation in Policing
From Communications of the ACM

Increasing Automation in Policing

Seeking the delicate balance between civil liberties and policing public safety.

Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People
From ACM Opinion

Stop Saying Driverless Cars Will Help Old People

And maybe start including them in research instead of just assuming we know what they want.

Uncertainty
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Uncertainty

Considering how to best navigate stability and randomness.

Koding Academies
From Communications of the ACM

Koding Academies

A low-risk path to becoming a front-end plumber.

Removing the Risk of AI Bias in the Public Sector
From ACM Opinion

Removing the Risk of AI Bias in the Public Sector

What practical steps can be taken to drive ethical, unbiased AI use in the public sector?

Why Google's Quantum Supremacy Milestone Matters
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Why Google's Quantum Supremacy Milestone Matters

Quantum computing is the first computing paradigm since Turing expected to change the fundamental scaling behavior of algorithms, making certain tasks feasible...

50 Years Ago, I Helped Invent the Internet. How Did It Go So Wrong?
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50 Years Ago, I Helped Invent the Internet. How Did It Go So Wrong?

We did not anticipate that the dark side of the Internet would emerge with such ferocity. Or that we would feel an urgent need to fix it.

Algorithms, Platforms, and Ethnic Bias
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Algorithms, Platforms, and Ethnic Bias

How computing platforms and algorithms can potentially either reinforce or identify and address ethnic biases.

An Interview with Leonard Kleinrock
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An Interview with Leonard Kleinrock

The UCLA professor and networking pioneer reflects on his career in industry and academia.

Are We Witnessing A New Sputnik Moment In IT?
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Are We Witnessing A New Sputnik Moment In IT?

Google's engineers have succeeded in designing a quantum computer which, for the first time ever, has solved a problem a conventional computer is not able to. Are...

Asimov's Three Laws Have Failed the Robots
From ACM Opinion

Asimov's Three Laws Have Failed the Robots

Almost no one thinks that Isaac Asimov's Three Laws could work for truly intelligent AI.

How Might We Increase System Trustworthiness?
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How Might We Increase System Trustworthiness?

Summarizing some of the changes that seem increasingly necessary to address known system and network deficiencies and anticipate currently unknown vulnerabilities...

The Cloud as an Innovation Platform for Software Development
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The Cloud as an Innovation Platform for Software Development

How cloud computing became a platform.
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