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Musk Will Take Questions from Twitter Employees—Twitter Should Answer His
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Musk Will Take Questions from Twitter Employees—Twitter Should Answer His

The company risks losing the trust of users and investors if it does not tackle the issue of bots, spam, and fake accounts.

'Sentience' Is the Wrong Discussion to Have on AI Right Now
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'Sentience' Is the Wrong Discussion to Have on AI Right Now

A more important conversation would be one about human compatibility and trust.

Google's 'Sentient' Chatbot Is Our Self-Deceiving Future
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Google's 'Sentient' Chatbot Is Our Self-Deceiving Future

The next generation of AI will put the pathetic fallacy on steroids.

Human-Like Programs Abuse Our Empathy
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Human-Like Programs Abuse Our Empathy

It is easy to be fooled by the mimicry, but consumers need transparency about how such systems are used.

Our House Is On Fire
From Communications of the ACM

Our House Is On Fire

The climate emergency and computing's responsibility.

Toward Total-System Trustworthiness
From Communications of the ACM

Toward Total-System Trustworthiness

Considering how to achieve the long-term goal to systemically reduce risks.

Involvement and Detachment
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Involvement and Detachment

How detachment from your community blocks your success at leading innovations, and what to do about it.

Designing Software for Research Ethics
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Designing Software for Research Ethics

Ph.D. candidate Jonathan Zong found a lack of systems that earn and maintain public trust in large-scale online research, so he made one.

It Is Okay to Opt out of the Crypto Revolution
From ACM Opinion

It Is Okay to Opt out of the Crypto Revolution

The crypto industry is investing heavily in getting more people to buy in, but that does not mean you have to.

My Nightmare Trip into the Metaverse
From ACM Opinion

My Nightmare Trip into the Metaverse

A reporter dons a VR headset, heads into the metaverse, and witnesses the most disturbing sights of her life.

Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'
From Communications of the ACM

Information: 'I' vs. 'We' vs. 'They'

Seeking a balance between protecting and using personal data.

Two Paths for Digital Disability Law
From Communications of the ACM

Two Paths for Digital Disability Law

Understanding the legal drivers of efforts to make technology accessible.

We Need a 911 for the Metaverse
From ACM Opinion

We Need a 911 for the Metaverse

Citizens of the metaverse deserve an industrywide standard for reporting abuse and harassment.

Global Supply Chain Disruption and Resilience
From Communications of the ACM

Global Supply Chain Disruption and Resilience

Tracking the myriad factors influencing shifting supply chains.

Systems Abstractions
From Communications of the ACM

Systems Abstractions

Computing professionals use powerful abstractions to tame complexity in large software systems and distributed networks.

Explainable AI
From Communications of the ACM

Explainable AI

Opening the black box or Pandora's Box?

<i>Communications'</i> Digital Initiative and Its First Digital Event
From Communications of the ACM

Communications' Digital Initiative and Its First Digital Event

How AI and science are shaping each other.

Silicon Valley Enabled Russian State Propaganda, and Now It's Too Late
From ACM Opinion

Silicon Valley Enabled Russian State Propaganda, and Now It's Too Late

Facebook and YouTube could have limited the reach of RT and Sputnik years ago, but they didn't

Why You Can't Rebuild Wikipedia with Crypto
From ACM Opinion

Why You Can't Rebuild Wikipedia with Crypto

Software engineer and Wikipedia editor talks about her Web3 skepticism

Web3 Threatens to Segregate Our Online Lives
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Web3 Threatens to Segregate Our Online Lives

Governance tokens may seem like a way to moderate content, but they only give the appearance of democracy.
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