The contrast could hardly be more striking. In October, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a blistering speech accusing China of stealing prized US technology...Wired From ACM Opinion | December 19, 2018
Will 2019 be the year when quantum computers show they have the right stuff? Google says so; one of the company's labs, in Santa Barbara, California, has promised...Nature From ACM Opinion | December 19, 2018
The growing use of work robots and the deployment of artificial intelligence have been most disruptive in just those areas of the country that provided President...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | December 14, 2018
When a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the eastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant failed, leaking radioactive material...Wired From ACM Opinion | December 11, 2018
A quantum computer capable of breaking the strongest codes protecting online communications and computer data is highly unlikely to appear within the next decade...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | December 6, 2018
In the fall of 1965, President Lyndon Johnson's administration announced a plan to consolidate hundreds of federal databases into one centralized National Data...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | December 5, 2018
Shortly before Halloween, the chairman of Harvard's astronomy department openly declared that an interstellar object hurtling through our Solar System might just...Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | November 30, 2018
The science and technology behind NASA's latest space explorer to land on Mars are so awe-inducing that it's hardly surprising when scientists commenting on the...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 30, 2018
Feng Zhang, one of the inventors of the gene-editing technique CRISPR, has called for a global moratorium on using the technology to create gene-edited babies.
...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | November 28, 2018
Social media has played a key role in the recent rise of violent right-wing extremism in the United States, including three recent incidents—one in which a man...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 26, 2018
Digital privacy has come a long way since June 2013. In the five years since documents provided by Edward Snowden became the basis for a series of revelations that...Ars Technica From ACM News | November 21, 2018
Considering the difficult technical and sociological issues affecting the regulation of artificial intelligence research and applications.
Oren Etzioni From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2018