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When Should a Black Box Be Transparent?
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When Should a Black Box Be Transparent?

When is a replacement not a replacement?

An Interview with Dana Scott
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An Interview with Dana Scott

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Dana Scott reflects on his career.

Transforming Science through Cyberinfrastructure
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Transforming Science through Cyberinfrastructure

NSF's vision for the U.S. cyberinfrastructure ecosystem for science and engineering in the 21st century.

Computational Thinking in the Era of Data Science
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Computational Thinking in the Era of Data Science

Incorporating data thinking into computer science education.

The U.S. Has a Historic Opportunity to Bridge the Digital Divide
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The U.S. Has a Historic Opportunity to Bridge the Digital Divide

Past initiatives did not focus enough on people of color, but here is how to improve.

AI Researchers Building Surveillance Tech and Deep Fakes Resist Ethical Concerns
From ACM Opinion

AI Researchers Building Surveillance Tech and Deep Fakes Resist Ethical Concerns

The computer vision research community is behind on AI ethics, but it is not just a research problem.

Tech Is Not Representative Government
From ACM Opinion

Tech Is Not Representative Government

And yet, we demand that it protect us.

Could AI Replace Therapists?
From ACM Opinion

Could AI Replace Therapists?

A non-sentient artificial intelligence may be able to offer effective psychotherapy.

Should Machines Replace Mathematicians?
From ACM Opinion

Should Machines Replace Mathematicians?

A "replication crisis" in mathematics raises questions about the purpose of knowledge.

The Latin of Software Code Is Thriving
From ACM Opinion

The Latin of Software Code Is Thriving

Next time you laugh at musty old tech, remember that new technologies are often built on it.

Who Is Liable when AI Kills?
From ACM Opinion

Who Is Liable when AI Kills?

We need to change rules and institutions while still promoting innovation to protect people from faulty AI.

Tech Cos. Silent on Data Privacy since Roe v. Wade Reversal
From ACM Opinion

Tech Cos. Silent on Data Privacy since Roe v. Wade Reversal

Tech companies must, at the very least, communicate policies and practices to consumers.

Semiconductor Dependency Imperils American Security
From ACM Opinion

Semiconductor Dependency Imperils American Security

The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is only the first step in preventing Chinese dominance.

Words Matter
From Communications of the ACM

Words Matter

Some jargon can be offensive to newcomers and unintentionally shape our thoughts.

Algorithms with Predictions
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Algorithms with Predictions

Seeking a new approach that goes beyond worst-case analysis.

Cookie Monster
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Cookie Monster

Inscrutable cookie banners torment users while failing to inform consent.

The Future of Information Work
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The Future of Information Work

Considering the recent effects of remote work on network structure.

Apple's Challenge to Virtualization Software
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Apple's Challenge to Virtualization Software

Is it okay for security researchers to virtualize software to look for vulnerabilities?

Musk Will Take Questions from Twitter Employees—Twitter Should Answer His
From ACM Opinion

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.

Crypto Is Crashing Again but Blockchain Will Survive
From ACM Opinion

Crypto Is Crashing Again but Blockchain Will Survive

The practical, real-world work of developing blockchain technology will keep on going, independent of market histrionics.
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