A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. His decades of warnings are gaining more attention.
...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | May 22, 2020
As the COVID-19 epidemic escalates, robots have the potential to be deployed for disinfection, delivering medications and food, measuring vital signs, and assisting...Science Robotics From ACM Opinion | March 26, 2020
The United States needs to wrest the high-tech initiative from China and re-establish American dominance in telecommunications, computation, artificial intelligence...PJ Media From ACM Opinion | February 18, 2020
Quantum computing is the first computing paradigm since Turing expected to change the fundamental scaling behavior of algorithms, making certain tasks feasible...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | October 31, 2019
Google's engineers have succeeded in designing a quantum computer which, for the first time ever, has solved a problem a conventional computer is not able to. Are...finews From ACM Opinion | October 15, 2019
Facebook's announcement of a new cryptocurrency, Libra, and the nonprofit association that will oversee it raises questions about the future of global banking and...The Verge From ACM Opinion | June 18, 2019
A recent article about languages that developers love and those that they hate reported that Java was the third most loved language as well as the second most hated...Azul Systems From ACM Opinion | June 17, 2019
Many risks of catastrophic failures of critical infrastructures can be significantly reduced by relatively simple measures to increase resiliency.
Peter J. Denning, David Brin From Communications of the ACM | June 1, 2019
Artificial intelligence systems can—if properly used—help make government more effective and responsive, improving the lives of citizens. Improperly used, however...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | April 18, 2019