A new global report ranks 50 tech companies from 12 countries and identifies those at 'highest risk' of putting the world at risk through killer robot development...PAX From ACM Careers | August 22, 2019
Is a "Cyber Pearl Harbor" any greater a risk than a natural disaster? How shall we prioritize our preparations for a cyber disaster?
Peter J. Denning, Andrew Odlyzko From Communications of the ACM | September 1, 2019
Mind-reading systems such as Facebook's brainwave-reading device and Neuralink's brain implants can affect privacy, security, identity, equality and personal safety...DownToEarth From ACM Opinion | August 20, 2019
Following the horrific mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton last weekend, President Trump called on social media companies to develop tools that could help identify...Popular Mechanics From ACM Opinion | August 9, 2019
It takes a lot of effort, research, and efficiency to manipulate people online and influence their behavior in the real world. Silicon Valley has it down to a science...Wired From ACM Opinion | August 8, 2019
Researchers in China are developing new and more invasive techniques to surveil the Uyghurs minority. Some of their work is being supported by academia in the West...Coda From ACM Opinion | August 7, 2019
News that Microsoft will invest around $1 billion to examine ethical artificial intelligence signals that the tech sector is thinking deeper about the ethics underlying...Digital Journal From ACM Opinion | August 5, 2019