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Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence
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Call For a Wake Standard for Artificial Intelligence

Suggesting a Voice Name System (VNS) to talk to any object in the world.

For Impactful Community Engagement
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For Impactful Community Engagement: Check Your Role

Toward a more equitable distribution of the benefits of technological change.

Proposal
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Proposal: A Market for Truth to Address False Ads on Social Media

Guaranteeing truth in advertising.

AI Authorship?
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AI Authorship?

Considering the role of humans in copyright protection of outputs produced by artificial intelligence.

BCS calls for computer coding in scientific research to be more professional
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BCS calls for computer coding in scientific research to be more professional

A BCS position paper finds the software coding practices of non-computer-science scientists to be insufficiently professional.

How to Curtail Oversensing in the Home
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How to Curtail Oversensing in the Home

Limiting sensitive information leakage via smart-home sensor data.

Kode Vicious Plays in Traffic
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Kode Vicious Plays in Traffic

With increasing complexity comes increasing risk.

Technology Adoption
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Technology Adoption

The S-shaped curve of technology adoption is a welcome recurrence in an otherwise chaotic adoption world.

Studying Programming in the Neuroage
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Studying Programming in the Neuroage: Just a Crazy Idea?

Programming research has entered the Neuroage.

Why Zoom Is Terrible
From ACM Opinion

Why Zoom Is Terrible

There's a reason video apps make you feel awkward and unfulfilled.

What Role for Antitrust in Regulating Platforms?
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What Role for Antitrust in Regulating Platforms?

Using regulation to protect competition and innovation.

Secure Development Tools and Techniques Need More Research That Will Increase Their Impact and Effectiveness in Practice
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Secure Development Tools and Techniques Need More Research That Will Increase Their Impact and Effectiveness in Practice

Secure development is an important and pressing problem.

Computers Do Not Make Art, People Do
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Computers Do Not Make Art, People Do

The continually evolving relationship between artistic technologies and artists.

Online Learning Should Return to a Supporting Role
From ACM Opinion

Online Learning Should Return to a Supporting Role

Winner-take-all economics and cost-cutting may make many in-person lectures obsolete, but the best education continues to be intensive, expensive, and done in person...

How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization
From ACM Opinion

How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization

These canaries in the coal mines of AI would be signs that superintelligent robot overlords are approaching.

Four Internets
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Four Internets

Considering the merits of several models and approaches to Internet governance.

Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works
From ACM Opinion

Why We Can't Develop Voting Software That Works

Ever wonder why we could write software to get to the Moon, but not to count votes? Here are five reasons.

Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer
From ACM Opinion

Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer

A pervasive belief in software engineering is that some programmers are much better than others, and that their skills, abilities, and talents exert an outsized...

 Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything
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Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About…Anything

In "Towards a Human-like Open-Domain Chatbot", we present Meena, a 2.6-billion-parameter end-to-end trained neural conversational model.

Numbers Are for Computers, Strings Are for Humans
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Numbers Are for Computers, Strings Are for Humans

How and where software should translate data into a human-readable form.
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