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Playing With, and Against, Computers
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Playing With, and Against, Computers

2019 ACM Computing Prize recipient David Silver on developing the AlphaGo algorithm, his fascination with Go, and on teaching computers to play.

AI Ethics
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AI Ethics: A Call to Faculty

Integrating ethics into artificial intelligence education and development.

Whose Smartphone Is It?
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Whose Smartphone Is It?

Should two private companies have complete control over the world's cellphones?

Testing Educational Digital Games
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Testing Educational Digital Games

Diversifying usability studies utilizing rapid application development.

Back of the Envelope
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Back of the Envelope

Back-of-the-envelope calculations are a powerful professional practice.

Women's Lives in Code
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Women's Lives in Code

Exploring Ellen Ullman's 'Close to the Machine' and AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire.'

Security Done Right Can Make Smart Cities Wise
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Security Done Right Can Make Smart Cities Wise

Seeking security improvements for smart cities.

How to Do Machine Learning without an Army of Data Scientists
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How to Do Machine Learning without an Army of Data Scientists

Machine learning is still harder than it needs to be, but there are tools that can help

Low-Code Development Could Boost AI Adoption
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Low-Code Development Could Boost AI Adoption

Artificial intelligence is hard, but low-code options might make it much easier

What Do Developers Want and Need from Secure Coding Training?
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What Do Developers Want and Need from Secure Coding Training?

There is still confusion about the role developers play in software security

Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits
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Governing AI Safety through Independent Audits

Governance of highly automated systems is critical to garner widespread public trust

A European Union Approach to Regulating Big Tech
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A European Union Approach to Regulating Big Tech

Considering a new regulatory proposal for addressing digital market competition concerns.

What Does Saying That 'Programming Is Hard' Really Say, and About Whom?
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What Does Saying That 'Programming Is Hard' Really Say, and About Whom?

Shifting the focus from the perceived difficulty of learning programming to making programming more universally accessible.

In Praise of the Disassembler
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In Praise of the Disassembler

There is much to be learned from the lower-level details of hardware.

Responsible AI
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Responsible AI: Bridging From Ethics to Practice

Recommendations for increasing the benefits of artificial intelligence technologies.

Science Needs to Engage With Society
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Science Needs to Engage With Society: Some Lessons From COVID-19

Recent experiences toward communicating science to the general public.

The Domestic Computer Science Graduate Students Are There, We Just Need to Recruit Them
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The Domestic Computer Science Graduate Students Are There, We Just Need to Recruit Them

Proven practices to recruit domestic computer science graduate students.

How Do We Stop the Supercomputing Carbon Crisis?
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How Do We Stop the Supercomputing Carbon Crisis?

Efficiency measures are struggling to keep pace with, let alone make headway on, the accelerating demands of modern supercomputers.

An Interview with Jim Keller: 'The Laziest Person at Tesla'
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An Interview with Jim Keller: 'The Laziest Person at Tesla'

Veteran chip designer covers his past lives, Moore's Law, AI-designed chips, security, ethics, and more.

 The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran
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The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran

To understand where talent shortages might arise, look at critical infrastructure.
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