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Let's Not Dumb Down the History of Computer Science
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Let's Not Dumb Down the History of Computer Science

Donald Knuth on the best way to recognize the history of computer science.

CAPE
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CAPE: A Framework for Assessing Equity throughout the Computer Science Education Ecosystem

Examining both the leading indicators of equity in CS and the lagging indicators of student outcomes.

When Permissioned Blockchains Deliver More Decentralization Than Permissionless
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When Permissioned Blockchains Deliver More Decentralization Than Permissionless

Considerations for the governance of distributed systems.

Is It Time to Rethink Women Leadership in Technology?
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Is It Time to Rethink Women Leadership in Technology?

Having women in senior leadership positions can positively impact female employee engagement and retention.

Insights for AI from the Human Mind
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Insights for AI from the Human Mind

How the cognitive sciences can inform the quest to build systems with the flexibility of the human mind.

The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine
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The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine

Taking apart a book to figure out how it works.

Cybersecurity Research for the Future
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Cybersecurity Research for the Future

Considering the wide range of technological and societal trade-offs associated with cybersecurity.

How to Best Use Data to Meet Your DE&I Goals
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How to Best Use Data to Meet Your DE&I Goals

The collection, analysis, and disclosure of diversity data holds the promise of being a powerful lever for progress.

Federated Learning for Privacy-Preserving AI
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Federated Learning for Privacy-Preserving AI

Engineering and algorithmic framework to ensure data privacy and user confidentiality.

Navigating in Real-Time Environments
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Navigating in Real-Time Environments

An interview with Jim Selman.

U.S. States Must Broaden Participation While Expanding Access to Computer Science Education
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U.S. States Must Broaden Participation While Expanding Access to Computer Science Education

Incorporating equity and inclusion in the effort toward access for everyone.

Operationalizing AI Ethics Principles
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Operationalizing AI Ethics Principles

A better ethics analysis guide for developers.

Where Should Your IT Constraint Be?
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Where Should Your IT Constraint Be?: The Case of the Financial Services Industry

Locating the strategic location of the IT junction constraint.

It Is Time for More Critical CS Education
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It Is Time for More Critical CS Education

By which 'critical' means an intellectual stance of skepticism, centering the consequences, limitations, and unjust impacts of computing in society.

Using Data and Respecting Users
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Using Data and Respecting Users

Three technical and legal approaches that create value from data and foster user trust.

Digital Contact Tracing May Protect Privacy, But It Is Unlikely to Stop the Pandemic
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Digital Contact Tracing May Protect Privacy, But It Is Unlikely to Stop the Pandemic

Considering the potential benefits versus the risks of privacy-enhancing technologies.

Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening
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Just What Cyber Security Executives Don’t Want to Hear: The Skills Shortage is Worsening

The cyber security skills gap continues to get worse, according to the latest research.

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Julia Programming Language
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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Julia Programming Language

Fortran has ruled scientific computing, but Julia emerged for large-scale numerical work.

A Holistic View of Future Risks
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A Holistic View of Future Risks

Almost everything is somehow interrelated with everything else—and that should not surprise us.
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