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When Should a Black Box Be Transparent?
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When Should a Black Box Be Transparent?

When is a replacement not a replacement?

An Interview with Dana Scott
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An Interview with Dana Scott

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Dana Scott reflects on his career.

An Interview with Dana Scott
From Communications of the ACM

An Interview with Dana Scott

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Dana Scott reflects on his career.

Transforming Science through Cyberinfrastructure
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Transforming Science through Cyberinfrastructure

NSF's vision for the U.S. cyberinfrastructure ecosystem for science and engineering in the 21st century.

Computational Thinking in the Era of Data Science
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Computational Thinking in the Era of Data Science

Incorporating data thinking into computer science education.

The U.S. Has a Historic Opportunity to Bridge the Digital Divide
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The U.S. Has a Historic Opportunity to Bridge the Digital Divide

Past initiatives did not focus enough on people of color, but here is how to improve.

Matthew Ball on the Metaverse
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Matthew Ball on the Metaverse

Leading metaverse theorist shares his thoughts on the sudden rise of the concept, its utility for the enterprise, and what we still get wrong.

AI Researchers Building Surveillance Tech and Deep Fakes Resist Ethical Concerns
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AI Researchers Building Surveillance Tech and Deep Fakes Resist Ethical Concerns

The computer vision research community is behind on AI ethics, but it is not just a research problem.

Tech Is Not Representative Government
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Tech Is Not Representative Government

And yet, we demand that it protect us.

Could AI Replace Therapists?
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Could AI Replace Therapists?

A non-sentient artificial intelligence may be able to offer effective psychotherapy.

Should Machines Replace Mathematicians?
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Should Machines Replace Mathematicians?

A "replication crisis" in mathematics raises questions about the purpose of knowledge.

The Latin of Software Code Is Thriving
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The Latin of Software Code Is Thriving

Next time you laugh at musty old tech, remember that new technologies are often built on it.

Software Engineering Lessons
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Software Engineering Lessons

Software engineer, consultant, and author Karl Wiegers discusses specific practices based on his 50 years of experience in the industry.

Can Computers Be Mathematicians?
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Can Computers Be Mathematicians?

Artificial intelligence has bested humans at problem-solving challenges like chess and Go. Is mathematics research next?

Who Is Liable when AI Kills?
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Who Is Liable when AI Kills?

We need to change rules and institutions while still promoting innovation to protect people from faulty AI.

'Video Games Are for Boys'
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'Video Games Are for Boys'

Hopscotch app co-founder Samantha John discusses her journey from avoiding video games to helping kids create them.

Quantifying Computing Power and Innovation
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Quantifying Computing Power and Innovation

Rapid increases in chip speed and power have fueled innovation in many industries, but the future trajectory of that progress may be in jeopardy.

Tech Cos. Silent on Data Privacy since Roe v. Wade Reversal
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Tech Cos. Silent on Data Privacy since Roe v. Wade Reversal

Tech companies must, at the very least, communicate policies and practices to consumers.

Yann LeCun's Bold New Vision for the Future of AI
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Yann LeCun's Bold New Vision for the Future of AI

One of deep learning's godfathers pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI.

Semiconductor Dependency Imperils American Security
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Semiconductor Dependency Imperils American Security

The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is only the first step in preventing Chinese dominance.
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