The average person would have to spend 76 working days reading all of the digital privacy policies they agree to in the span of a year. Reading Amazon's terms and...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | February 7, 2019
With Microsoft's decision to end development of its own Web rendering engine and switch to Chromium, control over the Web has functionally been ceded to Google....Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | December 20, 2018
Considering the difficult technical and sociological issues affecting the regulation of artificial intelligence research and applications.
Oren Etzioni From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2018
In February, the spaceflight company founded by Elon Musk conducted a test launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, which successfully sent its payload into orbit around...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | October 31, 2018
This past April a new video of Barack Obama surfaced on the Internet. Against a backdrop that included both the American and presidential flags, it looked like...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | October 4, 2018
Watching a 50th anniversary screening of "2001: A Space Odyssey," I found myself, a mathematician and computer scientist whose research includes work related to...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | October 3, 2018
Since the advent of Donald Trump's candidacy, there's been a ton of focus on botnets and sockpuppets—automated and semiautomated social media accounts that use...Wired From ACM Opinion | October 3, 2018
A new form of misinformation is poised to spread through online communities as the 2018 midterm election campaigns heat up. Called "deepfakes" after the pseudonymous...The Conversation From ACM Opinion | August 29, 2018
Call it Jeffrey Katzenberg's unicorn newborn. An operating company has come into being, ex nihilo, with the blandest of names—NewTV—and a valuation north of $1...Wired From ACM Opinion | August 17, 2018
Years ago I spoke with a 16-year-old girl who was considering the idea of having a computer companion in the future, and she described the upside to me.
The New York Times From ACM Opinion | August 13, 2018