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The Case For Banning Killer Robots
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The Case For Banning Killer Robots: Point

Ban the bots? Considering both sides of the argument for and against.

I Can't Let You Do That, Dave
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I Can't Let You Do That, Dave

Computers should not treat their owners as adversaries.

Increasing the Participation of Individuals with Disabilities in Computing
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Increasing the Participation of Individuals with Disabilities in Computing

Lessons learned from a decade of practice.

Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analysis in Teaching Ethics
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Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analysis in Teaching Ethics

Critical reflection on value choices.

Why Our Theories of Innovation Fail Us
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Why Our Theories of Innovation Fail Us

Until we moderate our fascination with creating ideas, we will not achieve the rate of innovations we seek.

The Digital Dark Age
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The Digital Dark Age

. . . and why it will have to wait.

I'm Going to Make Facebook's AI Predict What Happens in Videos
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I'm Going to Make Facebook's AI Predict What Happens in Videos

What are the big challenges ahead for you?

How the Internet Has Changed Bullying
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How the Internet Has Changed Bullying

This summer, American Psychologist, the official journal of the American Psychological Association, released a special issue on the topic of bullying and victimization...

When Technologies Manipulate Our Emotions
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When Technologies Manipulate Our Emotions

Implications of the Facebook emotions study.

An Interview with Fred Brooks
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An Interview with Fred Brooks

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Fred Brooks reflects on his career.

Programming in K-12 Science Classrooms
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Programming in K-12 Science Classrooms

Introducing students to visual programming as a pathway to text-based programming.

Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety
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Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety

Examining the effects of electronic health records on the safety of patients in medical facilities.

Software Patents Are Falling Down
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Software Patents Are Falling Down

Implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's new test for patentable subject matter.

Security Assurance
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Security Assurance

How can customers tell they are getting it?

How the Scariest Video Games ­se Our Own Minds to Terrify ­s
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How the Scariest Video Games ­se Our Own Minds to Terrify ­s

I think he’s gone—Oh! He's not gone he’s not gone no no no he’s not gone oh Jesus Christ look at his face

What Celebrities Can Teach Companies About Social Media
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What Celebrities Can Teach Companies About Social Media

Let's face it: Corporate America's social presence could use a celebrity makeover.

Human Missions to Mars Will Look Completely Different from The Martian
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Human Missions to Mars Will Look Completely Different from The Martian

Landing in U.S. theaters last week, Ridley Scott's The Martian is being acclaimed as one of the most realistic portrayals of human space exploration ever filmed...

'the Martian,' Nasa and the Rise of a Science-Entertainment Complex
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'the Martian,' Nasa and the Rise of a Science-Entertainment Complex

When Navy flyboy Tom Cruise got too close for missiles and switched to guns in the spring of 1986, what seemed like an entire nation got up to follow him.

Fighting Isis Online
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Fighting Isis Online

The two men pecked out messages on opposite sides of the country.

'martian' Author Andy Weir Figured Out Faster-Than-Light Travel For His New Novel
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'martian' Author Andy Weir Figured Out Faster-Than-Light Travel For His New Novel

Readers and astrophysicists alike praised Andy Weir's The Martian for a fact-first approach to the sci-fi disaster model.
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