About five years ago, Ari Popper enrolled in a course on science-fiction writing at the University of California, Los Angeles, hoping to distract himself from the...The New Yorker From ACM Opinion | July 31, 2017
Scientists in Portland, Ore., just succeeded in creating the first genetically modified human embryo in the United States, according to Technology Review.
The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | July 28, 2017
On Nov. 16, 1974, a few hundred astronomers, government officials and other dignitaries gathered in the tropical forests of Puerto Rico's northwest interior, a...The New York Times Magazine From ACM Opinion | July 26, 2017
Back in 2015, a group of business leaders and scientists published an "open letter" about how controlling artificial superintelligence might be the most urgent...Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | July 26, 2017
As unconventional computing comes of age, we believe a revolution is needed in our view of computer science.
Dominic Horsman, Vivien Kendon, Susan Stepney From Communications of the ACM | August 1, 2017
A BBC headline last week, 'First object teleported to Earth's orbit', has to be one of the most fantastical you'll see this year. For once, it seems the future...Nature From ACM Opinion | July 20, 2017
Chinese government leaders, subtle masters of propaganda, seem to have discovered a Sun Tzu formula for taming dissent on the Internet: The best strategy may not...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | July 20, 2017
There is an old debate (at least, counting in internet years) that tends to crop up after major cybersecurity breaches such as the widespread WannaCry ransomware...The Atlantic From ACM Opinion | July 19, 2017
In 1899, the world's most powerful nations signed a treaty at The Hague that banned military use of aircraft, fearing the emerging technology's destructive power...Wired From ACM Opinion | July 19, 2017
Campaigns to manipulate public opinion through false or misleading social media postings have become standard political practice across much of the world, with...The Washington Post From ACM Opinion | July 18, 2017
When science fiction writers first imagined robot invasions, the idea was that bots would become smart and powerful enough to take over the world by force, whether...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | July 17, 2017
The US mathematician and electrical engineer Claude Shannon, whose life spanned the tumultuous, technologically explosive twentieth century, is often called the...Nature From ACM Opinion | July 14, 2017