Facebook's newly announced ban on deepfake videos presents a number of challenges in the fight against the spread of misinformation, says Tim Weninger, associate...University of Notre Dame From ACM Opinion | January 9, 2020
The AI that our top scientists and engineers are now building to advance American security and prosperity could instead sow the seeds of our demise.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM Opinion | December 5, 2019
We will soon have AI as cognitively sophisticated as mice or dogs, so it is time to start thinking about whether these AIs deserve the ethical protections we typically...aeon From ACM Opinion | November 25, 2019
Barbara Liskov pioneered the modern approach to writing code. She warns that the challenges facing computer science today can't be overcome with good design alone... From ACM Opinion | November 25, 2019
Bostrom, Russell, and other writers argue that even if the probability is small that superintelligent machines will emerge in the foreseeable future, we should...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 1, 2019
Marc Zao-Sanders, founder and CEO of Filtered, squared off against magpie, the set of algorithms that recommends learning content to people looking to pick up new...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | October 3, 2019
The fear that artificial intelligence machines could become our overlords — or perhaps wipe us out altogether — reflects a misunderstanding of AI.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | September 27, 2019
Bill de Blasio, New York City mayor and a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, says that as president he would issue a robot tax for corporations...Wired From ACM Opinion | September 6, 2019
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
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
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