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Immigration Bans Will Lead to Dumbing Down of the World
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Immigration Bans Will Lead to Dumbing Down of the World

Immigrants who came to America for study or employment are more likely to file a patent, publish a scientific paper, start a company, and earn higher wages than...

Formal Methods as a Path to Better Cybersecurity
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Formal Methods as a Path to Better Cybersecurity

Any piece of software should be able to provide the desired features, and when errors do occur, the software should handle them gracefully.

The Cyberwar Needs More Women on the Front Lines
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The Cyberwar Needs More Women on the Front Lines

Educating girls to be the cybersecurity leaders of tomorrow will help combat criminals who prey on women and children.

A Case for Banning Facial Recognition
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A Case for Banning Facial Recognition

A Google research scientist explains why she thinks the police shouldn't use facial recognition software.

H-1B Visas Allow U.S. Companies to Thrive
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H-1B Visas Allow U.S. Companies to Thrive

Some longstanding opponents of legal and illegal immigration are using the high unemployment rates stemming from the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to keep necessary...

Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?
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Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?

The biggest social network in the world has the wrong idea for how to fight Covid-19 conspiracies.

Don't Regulate Artificial Intelligence: Starve It
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Don't Regulate Artificial Intelligence: Starve It

The potential dangers of artificial intelligence are great enough to required great care about how powerful we allow it to become.

What Role for Antitrust in Regulating Platforms?
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What Role for Antitrust in Regulating Platforms?

Using regulation to protect competition and innovation.

A Vision of K-12 Computer Science Education for 2030
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A Vision of K-12 Computer Science Education for 2030

Exploring goals, perspectives, and challenges.

STEM Education Needs a Course Correction
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STEM Education Needs a Course Correction

Technical training today should not be solely in the business of making better coders but of making better people who will be able to cultivate the future.

The Coronavirus Crisis Proves The Internet Should Be A Public Utility
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The Coronavirus Crisis Proves The Internet Should Be A Public Utility

The spread of the novel coronavirus around the world has proven conclusively that the Internet should be a public utility.

A Taxonomy of Automated Assistants
From Communications of the ACM

A Taxonomy of Automated Assistants

Rating your intelligent (human or automated) assistant.

Organizing Family Support Services at ACM Conferences
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Organizing Family Support Services at ACM Conferences

Seeking to improve access to conferences and provide support for attendees with children.

Why Is Cybersecurity Not a Human-Scale Problem Anymore?
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Why Is Cybersecurity Not a Human-Scale Problem Anymore?

Examining the structure of the enterprise attack surface in view of the relative ease with which cyberdefenses can be subverted.

Master of Tickets
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Master of Tickets

Valuing the quality, not the quantity, of work.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Professional Work
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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Professional Work

Considering the implications of the influence of artificial intelligence given previous industrial revolutions.

The Temptation of Data-Enabled Surveillance
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The Temptation of Data-Enabled Surveillance

Are universities the next cautionary tale?

Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology?
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Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology?

Critics say false positives are far higher for some groups of people than for others, but supporters of the technology says the actual numbers involved are tiny...

Through the Lens of a Passionate Theoretician
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Through the Lens of a Passionate Theoretician

Considering the far-reaching and fundamental implications of computing beyond digital computers.

Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence
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Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has confronted us with a raft of dilemmas that challenge us to decide what values are important in our designs.
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