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Who’s Behind Wednesday’s Epic Twitter Hack?
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Who’s Behind Wednesday’s Epic Twitter Hack?

This post is an attempt to lay out some of the timeline of the attack, and point to clues about who may have been behind it.

Vint Cerf: COVID-19 Highlights How We Need Better Internet Access Everywhere
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Vint Cerf: COVID-19 Highlights How We Need Better Internet Access Everywhere

Cerf shares his views on the future of the Internet, the importance of trust and empathy, and the impact of new technologies like IoT and AI on the future of communications...

College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them
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College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here's How to Fix Them

Colleges and universities should embrace the classic tutorial system and adapt it for the online world.

Immigration Bans Will Lead to Dumbing Down of the World
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Immigration Bans Will Lead to Dumbing Down of the World

Immigrants who came to America for study or employment are more likely to file a patent, publish a scientific paper, start a company, and earn higher wages than...

Why Tech Made Racial Injustice Worse, and How to Fix It
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Why Tech Made Racial Injustice Worse, and How to Fix It

The better design of future systems will help overcome current injustices, says Professor Ruha Benjamin of Princeton University.

Formal Methods as a Path to Better Cybersecurity
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Formal Methods as a Path to Better Cybersecurity

Any piece of software should be able to provide the desired features, and when errors do occur, the software should handle them gracefully.

Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence
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Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence

Suggesting a Voice Name System (VNS) to talk to any object in the world.

Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy's Public Sphere
From Communications of the ACM

Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy's Public Sphere

Attempting to balance the challenging trade-offs between individual rights and our obligations to one another.

For Impactful Community Engagement
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For Impactful Community Engagement: Check Your Role

Toward a more equitable distribution of the benefits of technological change.

Proposal
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Proposal: A Market for Truth to Address False Ads on Social Media

Guaranteeing truth in advertising.

AI Authorship?
From Communications of the ACM

AI Authorship?

Considering the role of humans in copyright protection of outputs produced by artificial intelligence.

Consumer AR Could Have Saved Lives, Economy
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Consumer AR Could Have Saved Lives, Economy

We need this technology now.

For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better
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For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better

Demand for Chegg roughly doubled when schools shut down, but its chief executive, Dan Rosensweig, now needs to figure out how the company will adapt.

The Cyberwar Needs More Women on the Front Lines
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The Cyberwar Needs More Women on the Front Lines

Educating girls to be the cybersecurity leaders of tomorrow will help combat criminals who prey on women and children.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (of Technology)
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (of Technology)

The social media information ecosystem driven solely by popularity fails to recognize what truly matters and makes it exceedingly difficult to see what's really...

A Case for Banning Facial Recognition
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A Case for Banning Facial Recognition

A Google research scientist explains why she thinks the police shouldn't use facial recognition software.

Towards One Database to Rule Them All
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Towards One Database to Rule Them All

Databases have become silos and this needs to change, says graph guru Marko Rodriguez.

The Art of AI
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The Art of AI

Although popular narratives tend to focus on threats posed by artificial intelligence, many of the technology's dangers have been overhyped, its promises neglected...

The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming
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The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming

Artificial intelligence is making machines more creative — but machines don't make art.

H-1B Visas Allow U.S. Companies to Thrive
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H-1B Visas Allow U.S. Companies to Thrive

Some longstanding opponents of legal and illegal immigration are using the high unemployment rates stemming from the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to keep necessary...
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