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Genome-Editing Revolution: My Whirlwind Year with Crispr
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Genome-Editing Revolution: My Whirlwind Year with Crispr

Some 20 months ago, I started having trouble sleeping.

Why Knowledge Representation Matters
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Why Knowledge Representation Matters

A personal story: From philosophy to software.

Unbalanced Data Leads to Obsolete Economic Advice
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Unbalanced Data Leads to Obsolete Economic Advice

Few computer scientists and technological workers worry about their role in the economies of their industries and their countries. Background supplementary material...

Where Code Comes From
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Where Code Comes From: Architectures of Automatic Control from Babbage to Algol

Considering the evolving concept of programming.

The Chaos Machine
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The Chaos Machine

Complexity, predictability, and modern projects.

Extrapolating from Moore's Law
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Extrapolating from Moore's Law

Behind and beyond Microsoft, Intel, and Apple.

Biometric Identity
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Biometric Identity

Assessing the promises and dangers of biometric identity plans.

The Death of American Research and Development
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The Death of American Research and Development

When rumors began to fly about a merger between chemical giants Dow Chemical  and DuPont , it was obvious the deal was not your ordinary fee-driven scheme dreamed...

Creating a New Generation of Computational Thinkers
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Creating a New Generation of Computational Thinkers

Experiences with a successful school program in Scotland.

The Case For Banning Killer Robots
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The Case For Banning Killer Robots: Point

Ban the bots? Considering both sides of the argument for and against.

I Can't Let You Do That, Dave
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I Can't Let You Do That, Dave

Computers should not treat their owners as adversaries.

Increasing the Participation of Individuals with Disabilities in Computing
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Increasing the Participation of Individuals with Disabilities in Computing

Lessons learned from a decade of practice.

Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analysis in Teaching Ethics
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Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analysis in Teaching Ethics

Critical reflection on value choices.

Why Our Theories of Innovation Fail Us
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Why Our Theories of Innovation Fail Us

Until we moderate our fascination with creating ideas, we will not achieve the rate of innovations we seek.

The Digital Dark Age
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The Digital Dark Age

. . . and why it will have to wait.

Artificial Intelligence: 'homo Sapiens Will Be Split Into a Handful of Gods and the Rest of ­s'
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Artificial Intelligence: 'homo Sapiens Will Be Split Into a Handful of Gods and the Rest of ­s'

If you wanted relief from stories about tyre factories and steel plants closing, you could try relaxing with a new 300-page report from Bank of America Merrill which...

The Room Where the Internet Was Born
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The Room Where the Internet Was Born

Starting a cross-country drive to New York in Los Angeles is pretty inconvenient, unless your cross-country drive is also a vision quest to see the Internet.

The Light-Beam Rider
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The Light-Beam Rider

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the General Theory of Relativity, the most beautiful theory in the history of science, and in its honor we should take...

The Myth of Basic Science
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The Myth of Basic Science

Innovation is a mysteriously difficult thing to dictate. Technology seems to change by a sort of inexorable, evolutionary progress, which we probably cannot stop—or...

When Technologies Manipulate Our Emotions
From Communications of the ACM

When Technologies Manipulate Our Emotions

Implications of the Facebook emotions study.
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