From Communications of the ACM
Advocating a new, physically grounded, computational paradigm centered on thermodynamics and an emerging understanding of using…
Todd Hylton, Thomas M. Conte, Mark D. Hill| June 1, 2021
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.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | April 2, 2020
Virtual reality has been touted as an "empathy machine" that lets users see what it's like to have a disability—but people with disabilities often can't use it....Scientific American From ACM Opinion | January 30, 2020
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
Parenthood is a key driver of gender imbalance in STEM. Almost half of all women in full-time science jobs leave or go part-time after the birth of their first...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | June 19, 2019
It is unclear how many intelligent civilizations have arisen in the Milky Way galaxy so far, but if some have, a pressing question comes to mind: Were they or are...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | March 5, 2019
The killer machines are coming. Robotic weapons that target and destroy without human supervision are poised to start a revolution in warfare comparable to the...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | March 1, 2019
The recently signed executive order establishing the American AI Initiative correctly identifies artificial intelligence as central to American competitiveness...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | February 26, 2019
In his celebrated book On Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau wrote: "We need the tonic of wildness.... At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | February 21, 2019
A quantum computer capable of breaking the strongest codes protecting online communications and computer data is highly unlikely to appear within the next decade...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | December 6, 2018
This past April a new video of Barack Obama surfaced on the Internet. Against a backdrop that included both the American and presidential flags, it looked like...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | October 4, 2018