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Why Common Sense Is Hard for Computers
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Why Common Sense Is Hard for Computers

Recent efforts have recognized machine common sense as a moonshot AI problem of our times

No Perfect Solution in Apple's Privacy vs. Child Safety Debate
From ACM Opinion

No Perfect Solution in Apple's Privacy vs. Child Safety Debate

How do opponents to Apple's child safety features calculate risk, and more importantly, what alternatives do they propose?

A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy
From ACM Opinion

A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy

The streaming apps and devices we pay for aren't necessarily careful with our personal information.

AI Ethics
From Communications of the ACM

AI Ethics: A Call to Faculty

Integrating ethics into artificial intelligence education and development.

Whose Smartphone Is It?
From Communications of the ACM

Whose Smartphone Is It?

Should two private companies have complete control over the world's cellphones?

Testing Educational Digital Games
From Communications of the ACM

Testing Educational Digital Games

Diversifying usability studies utilizing rapid application development.

Back of the Envelope
From Communications of the ACM

Back of the Envelope

Back-of-the-envelope calculations are a powerful professional practice.

Women's Lives in Code
From Communications of the ACM

Women's Lives in Code

Exploring Ellen Ullman's 'Close to the Machine' and AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire.'

Security Done Right Can Make Smart Cities Wise
From Communications of the ACM

Security Done Right Can Make Smart Cities Wise

Seeking security improvements for smart cities.

Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars
From Communications of the ACM

Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars

Considering the perceived dangers of the global information flow.

Elon Musk's Tesla Bot Is a Joke
From ACM Opinion

Elon Musk's Tesla Bot Is a Joke

Don't overthink it: It's just a distraction and an empty promise

How AI Can Enhance the Human Experience
From ACM Opinion

How AI Can Enhance the Human Experience

With AI, the digital age can complement humanity like never before

Could Cyberwar Make the World Safer?
From ACM Opinion

Could Cyberwar Make the World Safer?

Perhaps, if nations can settle for slugging it out online, rather than with guns and missiles?

Big Tech Is Bending to the Indian Government's Will
From ACM Opinion

Big Tech Is Bending to the Indian Government's Will

The chasm between how platform giants uphold democratic values in the West and don't in the global south grows by the day

How Big Data Carried Graph Theory into New Dimensions
From ACM Opinion

How Big Data Carried Graph Theory into New Dimensions

Researchers are turning to the mathematics of higher-order interactions to better model complex connections in data

Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?
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Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn?

Researchers are testing whether they can remove sensitive data without retraining AI systems from scratch

'I Predict That the Metaverse Won't Happen'
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'I Predict That the Metaverse Won't Happen'

Silicon Valley has been anticipating virtual reality for more than three decades, but people mostly like actual reality

TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook Want to Appear Trustworthy but Don't Be Fooled
From ACM Opinion

TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook Want to Appear Trustworthy but Don't Be Fooled

The dark side of AI systems may be harmful to users, but they are a gold mine for platforms

Science Must Be for Everyone
From ACM Opinion

Science Must Be for Everyone

Racism and sexism are obstacles to making the scientific enterprise worthy of its public funding

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
From ACM Opinion

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

The mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth
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