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To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds
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To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds

Data scientists, coders, and other techies could prove decisive in future conflicts—if Uncle Sam can recruit them.

To Make AI Fair, Here's What Must Be Done
From ACM Opinion

To Make AI Fair, Here's What Must Be Done

AI developers need to collaborate with social scientists and the people affected by its applications.

It Is Okay to Opt out of the Crypto Revolution
From ACM Opinion

It Is Okay to Opt out of the Crypto Revolution

The crypto industry is investing heavily in getting more people to buy in, but that does not mean you have to.

Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change
From ACM Opinion

Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change

There's no evidence that Bitcoin's key players are interested in switching from proof-of-work to energy-saving proof of stake.

The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials
From ACM Opinion

The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials

As ML tools become more broadly available when making new compounds and materials, the possibilities of misuse increase and must be guarded against.

My Nightmare Trip into the Metaverse
From ACM Opinion

My Nightmare Trip into the Metaverse

A reporter dons a VR headset, heads into the metaverse, and witnesses the most disturbing sights of her life.

Book Review: The Future of AI
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Book Review: The Future of AI

Cyber analyst James Voorhees reviews The New Fire: War, Peace and Democracy in the Age of AI by Ben Buchanan and Andrew Imbrie.

Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'
From Communications of the ACM

Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'

Seeking a balance between protecting and using personal data.

Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?
From ACM Opinion

Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?

Well before self-driving cars become a reality, there are simpler approaches that can make roads much safer.

Why It Is So Hard to Make AI Fair and Unbiased
From ACM Opinion

Why It Is So Hard to Make AI Fair and Unbiased

Competing notions of fairness exist, and sometimes they are totally incompatible with each other.

Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?
From ACM Opinion

Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?

What it means to be an open source contributor or maintainer has changed in recent years.

The AI in a Jar
From ACM Opinion

The AI in a Jar

Exploring a metaphysical argument against artificial intelligence.

How Ukraine Has Defended Itself against Cyber Attacks
From ACM Opinion

How Ukraine Has Defended Itself against Cyber Attacks

As in Ukraine, U.S. organizations should work with U.S. cybersecurity agencies to prepare for and prevent attacks.

The Missing Voices in Natural Language Processing
From ACM Opinion

The Missing Voices in Natural Language Processing

Who and what is being represented in the data and development of NLP models?

The AI Illusion
From ACM Opinion

The AI Illusion

State-of-the-art chatbots are not what they seem.

Hugs to Boring Tech
From ACM Opinion

Hugs to Boring Tech

Don't underestimate the tech that makes your eyes glaze over—it holds us all up.

We Need a 911 for the Metaverse
From ACM Opinion

We Need a 911 for the Metaverse

Citizens of the metaverse deserve an industrywide standard for reporting abuse and harassment.

How Compute and the Climate Go Hand-in-Hand
From ACM Opinion

How Compute and the Climate Go Hand-in-Hand

Data is critical to the success of all climate tech projects, whether to drive development or improve efficiency.

Fixing AI's Bias Issues Requires More Than a 'Human in the Loop'
From ACM Opinion

Fixing AI's Bias Issues Requires More Than a 'Human in the Loop'

Organizations must account for the biases of their own workers to be able to combat AI blunders.

Recognize Science's Unsung Global Pioneers to Alter Its Future
From ACM Opinion

Recognize Science's Unsung Global Pioneers to Alter Its Future

Modern science wasn't invented in Europe but came about as part of a global exchange.
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