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The Art of AI
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The Art of AI

Although popular narratives tend to focus on threats posed by artificial intelligence, many of the technology's dangers have been overhyped, its promises neglected...

The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming
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The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming

Artificial intelligence is making machines more creative — but machines don't make art.

H-1B Visas Allow U.S. Companies to Thrive
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H-1B Visas Allow U.S. Companies to Thrive

Some longstanding opponents of legal and illegal immigration are using the high unemployment rates stemming from the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to keep necessary...

BCS calls for computer coding in scientific research to be more professional
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BCS calls for computer coding in scientific research to be more professional

A BCS position paper finds the software coding practices of non-computer-science scientists to be insufficiently professional.

A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans
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A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans

A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. His decades of warnings are gaining more attention. ...

Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?
From ACM Opinion

Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?

The biggest social network in the world has the wrong idea for how to fight Covid-19 conspiracies.

Don't Regulate Artificial Intelligence: Starve It
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Don't Regulate Artificial Intelligence: Starve It

The potential dangers of artificial intelligence are great enough to required great care about how powerful we allow it to become.

Why Zoom Is Terrible
From ACM Opinion

Why Zoom Is Terrible

There's a reason video apps make you feel awkward and unfulfilled.

Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years.
From ACM Opinion

Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years.

The landscape is evolving quickly.

How Autonomous Shuttles Could Transform the College Experience
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How Autonomous Shuttles Could Transform the College Experience

Transportation and parking remain an ongoing issue among campuses everywhere.

Will Online Education Widen Asia's Digital Divide?
From ACM Opinion

Will Online Education Widen Asia's Digital Divide?

Some students may be at a disadvantage as e-learning relies heavily on home environments, experts say.

The First Modern Pandemic
From ACM Opinion

The First Modern Pandemic

Bill Gates considers the scientific advances needed to stop COVID-19.

A Vision of K-12 Computer Science Education for 2030
From Communications of the ACM

A Vision of K-12 Computer Science Education for 2030

Exploring goals, perspectives, and challenges.

Big Data Could Undermine the COVID-19 Response
From ACM Opinion

Big Data Could Undermine the COVID-19 Response

Blind spots in location-tracking data can threaten both public health and human rights.

Contactless Sociability and Hybrid Communities of Place
From ACM Opinion

Contactless Sociability and Hybrid Communities of Place

What will the world be like after the COVID-19 crisis? A contactless sociality solves problems using the digital network and physical proximity.

Online Learning Should Return to a Supporting Role
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Online Learning Should Return to a Supporting Role

Winner-take-all economics and cost-cutting may make many in-person lectures obsolete, but the best education continues to be intensive, expensive, and done in person...

When School Is Online, the Digital Divide Grows Greater
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When School Is Online, the Digital Divide Grows Greater

Most U.S. schools are closed, with instruction shifting to the Internet. That's a problem for millions of people without reliable broadband, including 20 percent...

STEM Education Needs a Course Correction
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STEM Education Needs a Course Correction

Technical training today should not be solely in the business of making better coders but of making better people who will be able to cultivate the future.

The Coronavirus Crisis Proves The Internet Should Be A Public Utility
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The Coronavirus Crisis Proves The Internet Should Be A Public Utility

The spread of the novel coronavirus around the world has proven conclusively that the Internet should be a public utility.

How to (Carefully) Use Tech to Contain the Coronavirus
From ACM Opinion

How to (Carefully) Use Tech to Contain the Coronavirus

The United States can learn from other countries to track the pandemic while still protecting privacy.
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