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
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
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
Back in 1980, Milton Friedman, the University of Chicago economist, starred in a public-television series called "Free to Choose," in which he presented his free...The New Yorker From ACM Opinion | July 12, 2017
"Death, be not proud, though some have called thee; Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow; Die not, poor Death...New Scientist From ACM Opinion | July 7, 2017
Paul Tang was with his wife in the hospital just after her knee replacement surgery, a procedure performed on about 700,000 people in the U.S. every year.
Technology Review From ACM Opinion | July 5, 2017