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A Vision of K-12 Computer Science Education for 2030
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A Vision of K-12 Computer Science Education for 2030

Exploring goals, perspectives, and challenges.

Computers Do Not Make Art, People Do
From Communications of the ACM

Computers Do Not Make Art, People Do

The continually evolving relationship between artistic technologies and artists.

When Technology Goes Awry
From Communications of the ACM

When Technology Goes Awry

On engineers' obligation to tame their creations.

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
From ACM Opinion

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...

Privacy Cannot Be a Casualty of the Coronavirus
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Privacy Cannot Be a Casualty of the Coronavirus

Many Americans now rely on digital tools to work remotely and stay connected. They shouldn't have to sacrifice their privacy to use them.

STEM Education Needs a Course Correction
From ACM Opinion

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
From ACM Opinion

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.

The Role of Robotics in Managing Public Health and Infectious Diseases
From ACM Opinion

The Role of Robotics in Managing Public Health and Infectious Diseases

As the COVID-19 epidemic escalates, robots have the potential to be deployed for disinfection, delivering medications and food, measuring vital signs, and assisting...

AI is an Ideology, Not a Technology
From ACM Opinion

AI is an Ideology, Not a Technology

At its core, "artificial intelligence" is a perilous belief that fails to recognize the agency of humans.

A Taxonomy of Automated Assistants
From Communications of the ACM

A Taxonomy of Automated Assistants

Rating your intelligent (human or automated) assistant.

Organizing Family Support Services at ACM Conferences
From Communications of the ACM

Organizing Family Support Services at ACM Conferences

Seeking to improve access to conferences and provide support for attendees with children.

Why Is Cybersecurity Not a Human-Scale Problem Anymore?
From Communications of the ACM

Why Is Cybersecurity Not a Human-Scale Problem Anymore?

Examining the structure of the enterprise attack surface in view of the relative ease with which cyberdefenses can be subverted.

Master of Tickets
From Communications of the ACM

Master of Tickets

Valuing the quality, not the quantity, of work.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Professional Work
From Communications of the ACM

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Professional Work

Considering the implications of the influence of artificial intelligence given previous industrial revolutions.

The Temptation of Data-Enabled Surveillance
From Communications of the ACM

The Temptation of Data-Enabled Surveillance

Are universities the next cautionary tale?

Why Being A Programmer Will Make Me A Better Doctor
From ACM Opinion

Why Being A Programmer Will Make Me A Better Doctor

A few years of experience have shown me that some lessons I've learned from being a programmer generalize wonderfully into my life as a medical student.
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