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Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works
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Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works

Ever wonder why we could write software to get to the Moon, but not to count votes? Here are five reasons.

We Need to Talk About 'Cloud Neutrality'
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We Need to Talk About 'Cloud Neutrality'

Given how critical the cloud has become for a huge swath of the tech economy, maybe we should ask ourselves whether this infrastructure should be in the hands of...

Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer
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Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer

A pervasive belief in software engineering is that some programmers are much better than others, and that their skills, abilities, and talents exert an outsized...

 Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything
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Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything

In "Towards a Human-like Open-Domain Chatbot", we present Meena, a 2.6-billion-parameter end-to-end trained neural conversational model.

Why Connected Cars May Never Come
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Why Connected Cars May Never Come

John Paré tells the story of his first trip in an autonomous vehicle.

Virtual Reality Has An Accessibility Problem
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Virtual Reality Has An Accessibility Problem

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....

Does Artificial Intelligence Technology Foreshadow a New Arms Race?
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Does Artificial Intelligence Technology Foreshadow a New Arms Race?

The possibility of an artificial intelligence arms race poses a threat to international security similar to that of a conventional or nuclear armament race.

AI Isn't a Solution to All Our Problems
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AI Isn't a Solution to All Our Problems

It's simply a tool—and hardly a perfect one

Guiding Students to Develop Essential Skills
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Guiding Students to Develop Essential Skills

Students should interact with one another to practice skills and construct their own understanding, with assistance from a teacher acting as a coach and guide —...

When Human-Computer Interaction Meets Community Citizen Science
From Communications of the ACM

When Human-Computer Interaction Meets Community Citizen Science

Empowering communities through citizen science.

Numbers Are for Computers, Strings Are for Humans
From Communications of the ACM

Numbers Are for Computers, Strings Are for Humans

How and where software should translate data into a human-readable form.

Are You Sure Your Software Will Not Kill Anyone?
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Are You Sure Your Software Will Not Kill Anyone?

Using software to control potentially unsafe systems requires the use of new software and system engineering approaches.

Are We Losing Momentum?
From Communications of the ACM

Are We Losing Momentum?

Estimating when the second half of the world will come online.
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