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Why Tech Made Racial Injustice Worse, and How to Fix It
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Why Tech Made Racial Injustice Worse, and How to Fix It

The better design of future systems will help overcome current injustices, says Professor Ruha Benjamin of Princeton University.

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.

Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence
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Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence

Suggesting a Voice Name System (VNS) to talk to any object in the world.

Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy's Public Sphere
From Communications of the ACM

Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy's Public Sphere

Attempting to balance the challenging trade-offs between individual rights and our obligations to one another.

Proposal
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Proposal: A Market for Truth to Address False Ads on Social Media

Guaranteeing truth in advertising.

Consumer AR Could Have Saved Lives, Economy
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Consumer AR Could Have Saved Lives, Economy

We need this technology now.

For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better
From ACM Opinion

For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better

Demand for Chegg roughly doubled when schools shut down, but its chief executive, Dan Rosensweig, now needs to figure out how the company will adapt.

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.

Towards One Database to Rule Them All
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Towards One Database to Rule Them All

Databases have become silos and this needs to change, says graph guru Marko Rodriguez.

The Art of AI
From ACM Opinion

The Art of AI

Although popular narratives tend to focus on threats posed by artificial intelligence, many of the technology's dangers have been overhyped, its promises neglected...

The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming
From ACM Opinion

The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming

Artificial intelligence is making machines more creative — but machines don't make art.

BCS calls for computer coding in scientific research to be more professional
From ACM Opinion

BCS calls for computer coding in scientific research to be more professional

A BCS position paper finds the software coding practices of non-computer-science scientists to be insufficiently professional.

Technology Adoption
From Communications of the ACM

Technology Adoption

The S-shaped curve of technology adoption is a welcome recurrence in an otherwise chaotic adoption world.

AI and Accessibility
From Communications of the ACM

AI and Accessibility

A discussion of ethical considerations.

A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans
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A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans

A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. His decades of warnings are gaining more attention. ...

Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?
From ACM Opinion

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.

Why Zoom Is Terrible
From ACM Opinion

Why Zoom Is Terrible

There's a reason video apps make you feel awkward and unfulfilled.

Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years.
From ACM Opinion

Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years.

The landscape is evolving quickly.

The First Modern Pandemic
From ACM Opinion

The First Modern Pandemic

Bill Gates considers the scientific advances needed to stop COVID-19.

When Technology Goes Awry
From Communications of the ACM

When Technology Goes Awry

On engineers' obligation to tame their creations.
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