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The Inclusive and Accessible Workplace
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The Inclusive and Accessible Workplace

Maximizing the performance of neurodiverse talent.

Innovation from the Edges
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Innovation from the Edges

How innovation originates from market participants with multiple perspectives about commercial value.

STEAM Not STEM: Why Scientists Need Arts Training
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STEAM Not STEM: Why Scientists Need Arts Training

From biotech to climate change, advances in technology raise significant moral questions. To engage responsibly, our next generation of scientists need training...

Even Realistic Videogames like Call of Duty Won't Help Us Win Wars
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Even Realistic Videogames like Call of Duty Won't Help Us Win Wars

Millennials can now storm the beaches of Normandy and fight Nazis with a new level of realism.

How Law and Computer Science Can Work Together to Improve the Information Society
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How Law and Computer Science Can Work Together to Improve the Information Society

Seeking to remedy bad legislation with good science.

Defining American Greatness
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Defining American Greatness: IBM from Watson to Trump

Reflections on a firm that encapsulated the American Century.

Technology and the Failure of the University
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Technology and the Failure of the University

Considering the double-edged sword of learning technologies in various academic settings.

Ask Not What Your Postdoc Can Do for You . . .
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Ask Not What Your Postdoc Can Do for You . . .

Seeking more effective strategies for training and nurturing CS postdocs to ensure their success.

Five Priorities for Weather and Climate Research
From ACM Opinion

Five Priorities for Weather and Climate Research

Meteorology is entering a new era. Demand is growing worldwide for forecasts of storms, floods and droughts.

The Tax Overhaul Could Cripple the U.S. as a Leader in Science
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The Tax Overhaul Could Cripple the U.S. as a Leader in Science

The graduate education system in the United States is rightly considered the best in the world. But Republicans in the House of Representatives have passed a bill...

Why These Friendly Robots Can't Be Good Friends to Our Kids
From ACM Opinion

Why These Friendly Robots Can't Be Good Friends to Our Kids

Jibo the robot swivels around when it hears its name and tilts its touchscreen face upward, expectantly.

Quantum Computing Is the Next Big Security Risk
From ACM Opinion

Quantum Computing Is the Next Big Security Risk

The 20th century gave birth to the Nuclear Age as the power of the atom was harnessed and unleashed.

What I Learned from the People Who Built the Atom Bomb
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What I Learned from the People Who Built the Atom Bomb

When I began my career in elementary particle physics, the great figures who taught and inspired me had been part of the Manhattan Project generation that developed...

Google, Amazon Find Not Everyone Is Ready for AI
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Google, Amazon Find Not Everyone Is Ready for AI

Executives at ascendant tech titans like Amazon and Google tend to look down on their predecessor IBM.

Five Ways to Fix Statistics
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Five Ways to Fix Statistics

As debate rumbles on about how and how much poor statistics is to blame for poor reproducibility, Nature asked influential statisticians to recommend one change...

The Death of Big Software
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The Death of Big Software

We are past the tipping point in the transition away from 20th-century big software architectures.

Community Colleges
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Community Colleges: A Resource for Increasing Equity and Inclusion in Computer Science Education

Challenging a simplistic pathway metaphor.

Workers Displaced By Automation Should Try a New Job: Caregiver
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Workers Displaced By Automation Should Try a New Job: Caregiver

Sooner or later, the US will face mounting job losses due to advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

Learning to Spot Fake News: Start with a Gut Check
From ACM Opinion

Learning to Spot Fake News: Start with a Gut Check

Which of these statements seems more trustworthy to you?
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