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Where Should Your IT Constraint Be?
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Where Should Your IT Constraint Be?: The Case of the Financial Services Industry

Locating the strategic location of the IT junction constraint.

Using Data and Respecting Users
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Using Data and Respecting Users

Three technical and legal approaches that create value from data and foster user trust.

Copyright's Online Service Providers Safe Harbors Under Siege
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Copyright's Online Service Providers Safe Harbors Under Siege

Reviewing the most significant changes recommended in the recently released U.S. Copyright Office Section 512 Study.

Digital Contact Tracing May Protect Privacy, But It Is Unlikely to Stop the Pandemic
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Digital Contact Tracing May Protect Privacy, But It Is Unlikely to Stop the Pandemic

Considering the potential benefits versus the risks of privacy-enhancing technologies.

How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk
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How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the potential consequences of cyberattacks are terrifying.

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Julia Programming Language
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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Julia Programming Language

Fortran has ruled scientific computing, but Julia emerged for large-scale numerical work.

A Holistic View of Future Risks
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A Holistic View of Future Risks

Almost everything is somehow interrelated with everything else—and that should not surprise us.

Sanity vs. Invisible Markings
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Sanity vs. Invisible Markings

Tabs vs. spaces

When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades
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When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades

In-person final exams were canceled for thousands of students this spring, so computers stepped in — to disastrous effect.

Integrating Management Science Into the HPC Research Ecosystem
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Integrating Management Science Into the HPC Research Ecosystem

How management science benefits from High Performance Computing.

Avalanches Make Us All Innovators
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Avalanches Make Us All Innovators

Avalanches generate enormous breakdowns. The practices of innovation adoption may be just what you need to resolve them.

Autonomous Vehicle Safety
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Autonomous Vehicle Safety: Lessons from Aviation

How more than 25years of experience with aviation safety-critical systems can be applied to autonomous vehicle systems.

A Recent Renaissance in Privacy Law
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A Recent Renaissance in Privacy Law

Considering the recent increased attention to privacy law issues amid the typically slow pace of legal change.

The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal
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The Field of Natural Language Processing is Chasing the Wrong Goal

Researchers are too focused on whether AI systems can ace tests of dubious value. They should be testing whether systems grasp how the world works.

Automation Imperative Accelerates
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Automation Imperative Accelerates

Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such...

Here’s One Way to Make Daily Covid-19 Testing Feasible on a Mass Scale
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Here’s One Way to Make Daily Covid-19 Testing Feasible on a Mass Scale

Pooling tests with the help of machine learning can allow us to safely reopen without a vaccine.

Broken Hearts and Coffee Mugs
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Broken Hearts and Coffee Mugs

The ordeal of security reviews.

Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science
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Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science

Data scientists face challenges spanning academic and non-academic institutions.

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.
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