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 The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran
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The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran

To understand where talent shortages might arise, look at critical infrastructure.

Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use
From Communications of the ACM

Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use

A multifactored rationale for denying Oracle's claim against Google.

Why the Title of Your Paper Matters
From ACM Opinion

Why the Title of Your Paper Matters

Titles are the first, and often the only, part of your paper that others will read.

Lessons From the Loo
From Communications of the ACM

Lessons From the Loo

Illustrating privacy concepts with potty talk.

Responsible Computing During COVID-19 and Beyond
From Communications of the ACM

Responsible Computing During COVID-19 and Beyond

Navigating the ethical and societal impacts of technologies.

The Limits of Differential Privacy (and Its Misuse in Data Release and Machine Learning)
From Communications of the ACM

The Limits of Differential Privacy (and Its Misuse in Data Release and Machine Learning)

Differential privacy is not a silver bullet for all privacy problems.

Why Computing Students Should Contribute to Open Source Software Projects
From Communications of the ACM

Why Computing Students Should Contribute to Open Source Software Projects

Acquiring developer-prized practical skills, knowledge, and experiences.

The 2021 Software Developer Shortage Is Coming
From Communications of the ACM

The 2021 Software Developer Shortage Is Coming

Companies must address the difficulty of hiring and retaining high-skilled employees from an increasingly smaller labor supply.

Large Language Models Associate Muslims with Violence
From ACM Opinion

Large Language Models Associate Muslims with Violence

New approaches are needed to systematically reduce the harmful bias of language models in deployment.

Research Collaborations Bring Big Rewards: The World Needs More
From ACM Opinion

Research Collaborations Bring Big Rewards: The World Needs More

We need diverse teams collaborating to help navigate and overcome social and geopolitical challenges.

Google's AI Approach to Microchips Is Welcome—but Needs Care
From ACM Opinion

Google's AI Approach to Microchips Is Welcome—but Needs Care

Artificial intelligence can help the electronics industry to speed up chip design. But the gains must be shared equitably.

The Coming Productivity Boom
From ACM Opinion

The Coming Productivity Boom

AI and other digital technologies have been surprisingly slow to improve economic growth. But that could be about to change.

The Brutal Truth About Bitcoin
From ACM Opinion

The Brutal Truth About Bitcoin

Are cryptocurrencies the wave of the future and should you be using and investing in them?

As Science Advances, Does Ockham's Razor Still Apply?
From ACM Opinion

As Science Advances, Does Ockham's Razor Still Apply?

The notion that the simpler explanation is usually right has been useful for centuries. New science may change that.

Amid a Pandemic, a Health Care Algorithm Shows Promise and Peril
From ACM Opinion

Amid a Pandemic, a Health Care Algorithm Shows Promise and Peril

A machine learning-based score designed to aid triage decisions is gaining in popularity, but lacking in transparency.

Climate Policy Models Need to Get Real About People—Here's How
From ACM Opinion

Climate Policy Models Need to Get Real About People—Here's How

To predict how society and political systems might actually respond to warming, upgrade integrated assessment models.

Wanted: Rules for Pandemic Data Access That Everyone Can Trust
From ACM Opinion

Wanted: Rules for Pandemic Data Access That Everyone Can Trust

In the wake of COVID-19, a pandemic treaty could be a way to agree on data access before the next emergency strikes.

What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?
From ACM Opinion

What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?

To understand what quantum computers can do—and what they can’t—avoid falling for overly simple explanations.

The U.S. Needs a National Strategic Computing Reserve
From ACM Opinion

The U.S. Needs a National Strategic Computing Reserve

One year after supercomputers worked together to fight COVID-19, it's time to broaden the partnership to prepare for other crises.

Reward Is Enough for Generalized AI
From ACM Opinion

Reward Is Enough for Generalized AI

The generic objective of maximizing reward is enough to drive behavior that exhibits most abilities studied in natural and artificial intelligence.
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