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Reason-Checking Fake News
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Reason-Checking Fake News

Using argument technology to strengthen critical literacy skills for assessing media reports.

Using Data and Respecting Users
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Using Data and Respecting Users

Three technical and legal approaches that create value from data and foster user trust.

Digital Contact Tracing May Protect Privacy, But It Is Unlikely to Stop the Pandemic
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Digital Contact Tracing May Protect Privacy, But It Is Unlikely to Stop the Pandemic

Considering the potential benefits versus the risks of privacy-enhancing technologies.

Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code
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Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code

There are other, more important lessons to impart to your preschooler.

How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk
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How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the potential consequences of cyberattacks are terrifying.

Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening
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Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening

The cyber security skills gap continues to get worse, according to the latest research.

Self-Driving Vehicle Technology
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Self-Driving Vehicle Technology: Progress and Promises

Seeking the answer to the elusive question, 'Are we there yet'?

A Holistic View of Future Risks
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A Holistic View of Future Risks

Almost everything is somehow interrelated with everything else—and that should not surprise us.

When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades
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When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades

In-person final exams were canceled for thousands of students this spring, so computers stepped in — to disastrous effect.

'Have You Thought About . . .'
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'Have You Thought About . . .': Talking About Ethical Implications of Research

Considering the good and the bad effects of technology.

Avalanches Make Us All Innovators
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Avalanches Make Us All Innovators

Avalanches generate enormous breakdowns. The practices of innovation adoption may be just what you need to resolve them.

Women in Tech: “Aptitude has Nothing to Do with Gender or Inborn Capabilities”
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Women in Tech: “Aptitude has Nothing to Do with Gender or Inborn Capabilities”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector—myth or reality?

Automation Imperative Accelerates
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Automation Imperative Accelerates

Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such...

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

Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science
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Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science

Data scientists face challenges spanning academic and non-academic institutions.

Vint Cerf: COVID-19 Highlights How We Need Better Internet Access Everywhere
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Vint Cerf: COVID-19 Highlights How We Need Better Internet Access Everywhere

Cerf shares his views on the future of the Internet, the importance of trust and empathy, and the impact of new technologies like IoT and AI on the future of communications...

College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them
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College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them

Colleges and universities should embrace the classic tutorial system and adapt it for the online world.

Why Tech Made Racial Injustice Worse, and How to Fix It
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Why Tech Made Racial Injustice Worse, and How to Fix It

The better design of future systems will help overcome current injustices, says Professor Ruha Benjamin of Princeton University.

Formal Methods as a Path to Better Cybersecurity
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Formal Methods as a Path to Better Cybersecurity

Any piece of software should be able to provide the desired features, and when errors do occur, the software should handle them gracefully.

Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence
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Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence

Suggesting a Voice Name System (VNS) to talk to any object in the world.
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