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What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?
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What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?

To understand what quantum computers can do—and what they can’t—avoid falling for overly simple explanations.

Machine Learning Security Needs New Perspectives and Incentives
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Machine Learning Security Needs New Perspectives and Incentives

Researchers and developers racing to make deep learning available to different applications need to actively seek out and address security challenges before they...

Theorists and Experimentalists Must Join Forces
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Theorists and Experimentalists Must Join Forces

Collaborations between theorists and experimentalists are crucial for accelerating research.

European AI Needs Strategic Leadership, Not Overregulation
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European AI Needs Strategic Leadership, Not Overregulation

EU regulation of AI could limit the use cases and innovation and put the EU in a technologically inferior position globally.

Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics
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Software Professionals, Malpractice Law, and Codes of Ethics

In pursuit of professional status for computing professionals.

Understanding Law and the Rule of Law
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Understanding Law and the Rule of Law: A Plea to Augment CS Curricula

Why law matters for computer scientists and other folk.

Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud
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Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud

Speculators might make money on cryptocurrency, but the arguments for its usefulness fail completely.

Why Bitcoin Is Bad for the Environment
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Why Bitcoin Is Bad for the Environment

Cryptocurrency mining uses huge amounts of power — and can be as destructive as the real thing.

The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms
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The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms

Considering the origins, interpretations, and possible changes to Communications Decency Act §230 amid an evolving online environment.

Content Moderation Modulation
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Content Moderation Modulation

Deliberating on how to regulate—or not regulate—online speech in the era of evolving social media.

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.
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