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Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?
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Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?

Researchers are testing whether they can remove sensitive data without retraining AI systems from scratch

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
From ACM Opinion

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

The mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth

Low-Code Development Could Boost AI Adoption
From ACM Opinion

Low-Code Development Could Boost AI Adoption

Artificial intelligence is hard, but low-code options might make it much easier

Let the Linux Kernel Rust
From ACM Opinion

Let the Linux Kernel Rust

Rust is creeping into the Linux kernel, which could mean a very important step forward in terms of security.

The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting
From ACM Opinion

The Privacy Battle that Apple Isn't Fighting

California has begun enforcing a browser-level privacy setting, but you still can't find that option in Safari or iOS

What Do Developers Want and Need from Secure Coding Training?
From ACM Opinion

What Do Developers Want and Need from Secure Coding Training?

There is still confusion about the role developers play in software security

Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science
From ACM Opinion

Computational Sustainability Meets Materials Science

Exploiting synergies between the disciplines advances both fields and can help establish a sustainable future.

But Is the Code (Re)usable?
From ACM Opinion

But Is the Code (Re)usable?

It is crucial to guarantee the reproducibility of reported results, but don't forget to make research artifacts reusable for the scientific community

How to Create Successful Developer Products
From ACM Opinion

How to Create Successful Developer Products

Interested in building software for developers? Follow these three design principles from Akita Software CEO Jean Yang.

Why 90% of Machine-Learning Models Never Hit the Market
From ACM Opinion

Why 90% of Machine-Learning Models Never Hit the Market

Most companies lack leadership support, effective communication between teams, and accessible data

Why Business and Academia Need Each Other for Better AI
From ACM Opinion

Why Business and Academia Need Each Other for Better AI

The best way to accelerate innovation is through cooperation between academics and business.

What OpenAI and GitHub's AI Pair Programmer Means for the Software Industry
From ACM Opinion

What OpenAI and GitHub's AI Pair Programmer Means for the Software Industry

AI-powered code generator provides some interesting hints about the business of large language models and the future of the software industry.

 Non-Relational's Quiet Revolution in Databases
From ACM Opinion

Non-Relational's Quiet Revolution in Databases

It's no longer exciting to talk about the rise of non-relational databases, but it's happening all the same.

TinyML: What Is It and How Will It Change Machine Learning Best Practices?
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TinyML: What Is It and How Will It Change Machine Learning Best Practices?

TinyML will change machine-learning best practices by encouraging more developers to view it as a viable option.

 The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran
From ACM Opinion

The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran

To understand where talent shortages might arise, look at critical infrastructure.

Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use
From Communications of the ACM

Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use

A multifactored rationale for denying Oracle's claim against Google.

The Coming Productivity Boom
From ACM Opinion

The Coming Productivity Boom

AI and other digital technologies have been surprisingly slow to improve economic growth. But that could be about to change.

Amid a Pandemic, a Health Care Algorithm Shows Promise and Peril
From ACM Opinion

Amid a Pandemic, a Health Care Algorithm Shows Promise and Peril

A machine learning-based score designed to aid triage decisions is gaining in popularity, but lacking in transparency.

Climate Policy Models Need to Get Real About People—Here's How
From ACM Opinion

Climate Policy Models Need to Get Real About People—Here's How

To predict how society and political systems might actually respond to warming, upgrade integrated assessment models.

What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?
From ACM Opinion

What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?

To understand what quantum computers can do—and what they can’t—avoid falling for overly simple explanations.
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