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DeepMind AlphaCode Does Not Compare to Human Programmers
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DeepMind AlphaCode Does Not Compare to Human Programmers

Human programmers are in control but they must learn to harness the power and limits of AI-generated code

Why the Prospect of the IRS Using Facial Recognition Is So Alarming
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Why the Prospect of the IRS Using Facial Recognition Is So Alarming

The U.S. government should put more care and due diligence into its use and advocacy of facial recognition technology

 Web3 Is the Future, or a Scam, or Both
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Web3 Is the Future, or a Scam, or Both

So what exactly is Web3, and why is everyone in Silicon Valley obsessed with it?

Giving an AI Control of Nuclear Weapons: What Could Go Wrong?
From ACM Opinion

Giving an AI Control of Nuclear Weapons: What Could Go Wrong?

The challenge of autonomous nuclear weapons is a serious one that has received little attention

India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game
From ACM Opinion

India's Tech Innovation Engines Must Raise Their Game

Some Indian Institutes of Technology are struggling to establish themselves and must quickly turn things around

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets
From ACM Opinion

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Datasets

Retired and redacted datasets flagged as harmful or biased continue to rear their ugly heads

The Strange Allure of the Blockchain
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The Strange Allure of the Blockchain

Are we too aggressively looking to replace the danger of unjust financial systems with wildly risky alternative currencies?

Considering 'Creatively Adequate' AI
From ACM Opinion

Considering 'Creatively Adequate' AI

The future of artificial intelligence needs less data and can tolerate ambiguity

Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate
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Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate

By plenty of standards, Bitcoin is a failure, but that doesn't mean it's worthless

I've Seen the Metaverse–and I Don't Want It
From ACM Opinion

I've Seen the Metaverse–and I Don't Want It

The metaverse's seductive idea of a virtual utopia looks more like a late-capitalist technocratic nightmare

Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?
From ACM Opinion

Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?

Have the big thinkers of tech lost their mojo?

Open Source Intelligence
From ACM Opinion

Open Source Intelligence

Averting strategic surprises requires uncovering secrets hidden in plain sight

The Lives of Hidden Figures Matter in Computer Science Education
From Communications of the ACM

The Lives of Hidden Figures Matter in Computer Science Education

"I cannot work on what I cannot see . . ." —Katherine Goble, Hidden Figures

I Unplugged What?
From Communications of the ACM

I Unplugged What?

The lessons here are broader than just a simple "Don't do that."

Becoming Universal
From Communications of the ACM

Becoming Universal

A new history of modern computing.

Is Your Autonomous Vehicle as Smart as You Expected?
From Communications of the ACM

Is Your Autonomous Vehicle as Smart as You Expected?

Suggesting a better route to evaluate autonomous vehicles' smartness.

Data Science Meets Law
From Communications of the ACM

Data Science Meets Law

Learning Responsible AI together.

A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse
From Communications of the ACM

A Brave New World of Mediated Online Discourse

Is artificial intelligence up to the task of managing online discourse in social networks?

The Turing Trap
From ACM Opinion

The Turing Trap

The promise and peril of human-like artificial intelligence

Microsoft Quantum Computing Exec Sees Progress
From ACM Opinion

Microsoft Quantum Computing Exec Sees Progress

Company's novel, risky approach to quantum computing might be ready to put setbacks behind it
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