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Silicon Politics
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Silicon Politics

Tracing the widening path between Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

Removing Kode
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Removing Kode

Dead functions and dead features.

Quantum Computing Pioneer Warns of Complacency over Internet Security
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Quantum Computing Pioneer Warns of Complacency over Internet Security

Nature talks to Peter Shor 25 years after he showed how to make quantum computations feasible — and how they could endanger our data.

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.

The Man Who Carried Computer Science on His Shoulders
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The Man Who Carried Computer Science on His Shoulders

Edsger Wybe Dijkstra's work and ideas shaped the emerging field of computer science like few others.

The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech
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The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

 Open source has two important, and somewhat counterintuitive, advantages: speed and security.

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.

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.

Why Tech Made Racial Injustice Worse, and How to Fix It
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Why Tech Made Racial Injustice Worse, and How to Fix It

The better design of future systems will help overcome current injustices, says Professor Ruha Benjamin of Princeton University.

AI Authorship?
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AI Authorship?

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

Consumer AR Could Have Saved Lives, Economy
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Consumer AR Could Have Saved Lives, Economy

We need this technology now.

The Cyberwar Needs More Women on the Front Lines
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The Cyberwar Needs More Women on the Front Lines

Educating girls to be the cybersecurity leaders of tomorrow will help combat criminals who prey on women and children.

Towards One Database to Rule Them All
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Towards One Database to Rule Them All

Databases have become silos and this needs to change, says graph guru Marko Rodriguez.

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.

A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans
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A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans

A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. His decades of warnings are gaining more attention. ...

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.

The Role of Robotics in Managing Public Health and Infectious Diseases
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The Role of Robotics in Managing Public Health and Infectious Diseases

As the COVID-19 epidemic escalates, robots have the potential to be deployed for disinfection, delivering medications and food, measuring vital signs, and assisting...
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