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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.

Tech Companies Are Not Ready for a Post-Roe Era
From ACM Opinion

Tech Companies Are Not Ready for a Post-Roe Era

The mortal threat to Roe was not taken seriously by many in corporate America, and that apathy will now come back to haunt them.

To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds
From ACM Opinion

To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds

Data scientists, coders, and other techies could prove decisive in future conflicts—if Uncle Sam can recruit them.

To Make AI Fair, Here's What Must Be Done
From ACM Opinion

To Make AI Fair, Here's What Must Be Done

AI developers need to collaborate with social scientists and the people affected by its applications.

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.

Nobody Knows Where the Red Line Is for Cyberwarfare
From ACM Opinion

Nobody Knows Where the Red Line Is for Cyberwarfare

Is offense the best defense? Or would threats of retaliation keep an enemy in check?

It's Time to Open the Black Box of Social Media
From ACM Opinion

It's Time to Open the Black Box of Social Media

Social media cos. need to give their data to independent researchers to better understand how to keep users safe.

Is AI Threatened by Too Little Data?
From ACM Opinion

Is AI Threatened by Too Little Data?

Knowing when to limit your data dramatically affects the quality of your artificial intelligence.

Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change
From ACM Opinion

Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change

There's no evidence that Bitcoin's key players are interested in switching from proof-of-work to energy-saving proof of stake.

The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials
From ACM Opinion

The Perils of Machine Learning in Designing New Chemicals and Materials

As ML tools become more broadly available when making new compounds and materials, the possibilities of misuse increase and must be guarded against.

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.

Book Review: The Future of AI
From ACM Opinion

Book Review: The Future of AI

Cyber analyst James Voorhees reviews The New Fire: War, Peace and Democracy in the Age of AI by Ben Buchanan and Andrew Imbrie.

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.

Toward Justice in Computer Science through Community, Criticality, and Citizenship
From Communications of the ACM

Toward Justice in Computer Science through Community, Criticality, and Citizenship

Proposing a justice-centered CS education.

Cybersecurity as Illuminator for the Future of Computing Research
From Communications of the ACM

Cybersecurity as Illuminator for the Future of Computing Research

Considering the shifting fundamentals of cybersecurity research.

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.

AI Is Creating a New Colonial World Order
From ACM Opinion

AI Is Creating a New Colonial World Order

Artificial intelligence is enriching a powerful few by dispossessing communities that have been dispossessed before.

Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?
From ACM Opinion

Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?

Well before self-driving cars become a reality, there are simpler approaches that can make roads much safer.

Why It Is So Hard to Make AI Fair and Unbiased
From ACM Opinion

Why It Is So Hard to Make AI Fair and Unbiased

Competing notions of fairness exist, and sometimes they are totally incompatible with each other.

Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?
From ACM Opinion

Can Open Source Sustain Itself without Losing Its Soul?

What it means to be an open source contributor or maintainer has changed in recent years.
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