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A Taxonomy of Automated Assistants
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A Taxonomy of Automated Assistants

Rating your intelligent (human or automated) assistant.

Organizing Family Support Services at ACM Conferences
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Organizing Family Support Services at ACM Conferences

Seeking to improve access to conferences and provide support for attendees with children.

Why Is Cybersecurity Not a Human-Scale Problem Anymore?
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Why Is Cybersecurity Not a Human-Scale Problem Anymore?

Examining the structure of the enterprise attack surface in view of the relative ease with which cyberdefenses can be subverted.

Master of Tickets
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Master of Tickets

Valuing the quality, not the quantity, of work.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Professional Work
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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Professional Work

Considering the implications of the influence of artificial intelligence given previous industrial revolutions.

The Temptation of Data-Enabled Surveillance
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The Temptation of Data-Enabled Surveillance

Are universities the next cautionary tale?

Why Being A Programmer Will Make Me A Better Doctor
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Why Being A Programmer Will Make Me A Better Doctor

A few years of experience have shown me that some lessons I've learned from being a programmer generalize wonderfully into my life as a medical student.

Through the Lens of a Passionate Theoretician
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Through the Lens of a Passionate Theoretician

Considering the far-reaching and fundamental implications of computing beyond digital computers.

Computing and Community in Formal Education
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Computing and Community in Formal Education

Culturally responsive computing repurposes computer science education by making it meaningful to not only students, but also to their families and communities. ...

Guiding Students to Develop Essential Skills
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Guiding Students to Develop Essential Skills

Students should interact with one another to practice skills and construct their own understanding, with assistance from a teacher acting as a coach and guide —...

We're Approaching the Limits of Computer Power – We Need New Programmers Now
From ACM Opinion

We're Approaching the Limits of Computer Power – We Need New Programmers Now

Ever-faster processors led to bloated software, but physical limits may force a return to the concise code of the past.

Ethics of Technology Needs More Political Philosophy
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Ethics of Technology Needs More Political Philosophy

Incorporating considerations of reasonable pluralism, individual agency, and legitimate authority.

Von Neumann Thought Turing's Universal Machine was 'Simple and Neat.'
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Von Neumann Thought Turing's Universal Machine was 'Simple and Neat.': But That Didn't Tell Him How to Design a Computer

New discoveries answer an old question.

Increasing Automation in Policing
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Increasing Automation in Policing

Seeking the delicate balance between civil liberties and policing public safety.

The AI Community Needs fo Take Responsibility for Its Technology and Its Actions
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The AI Community Needs fo Take Responsibility for Its Technology and Its Actions

Celeste Kidd, a cognitive psychologist, challenged the audience to think critically about the future they want to build.

Public Entrepreneurship and Policy Engineering
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Public Entrepreneurship and Policy Engineering

Training the next generation of leader and problem solver.

Koding Academies
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Koding Academies

A low-risk path to becoming a front-end plumber.

Should Researchers Use Data from Security Breaches?
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Should Researchers Use Data from Security Breaches?

Evaluating the arguments for and against using digital data derived from security breaches.

Is the Computer Science Degree Dead?
From ACM Opinion

Is the Computer Science Degree Dead?

Recent trends point to a decline in traditional education due to changing views and alternative education opportunities.

Should Computer Science Be Required?
From ACM Opinion

Should Computer Science Be Required?

At far too many institutions today, students who are not computer science majors encounter severe enrollment caps and watered-down or limited courses, writes Robert...
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