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AI Futures
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AI Futures: Fact and Fantasy

Three books offer varied perspectives on the ascendancy of artificial intelligence.

Competitive Compatibility
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Competitive Compatibility: Let's Fix the Internet, Not the Tech Giants

Seeking to make Big Tech less central to the Internet.

Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next
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Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next

The face computer is coming—brace yourself

Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety
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Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety

Tech colossi are responding to shifting political winds and trying to preempt new, impending regulations

Testing Educational Digital Games
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Testing Educational Digital Games

Diversifying usability studies utilizing rapid application development.

Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars
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Protecting the Global Internet from Technology Cold Wars

Considering the perceived dangers of the global information flow.

Why So Many Young People Hate STEM Courses
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Why So Many Young People Hate STEM Courses

A high school senior recounts why she almost gave up on her dream of becoming a scientist

How Higher Ed Can Win at Tech Offense and Defense
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How Higher Ed Can Win at Tech Offense and Defense

To live in a world that is enhanced rather than oppressed by technology, we need to change its culture from one of opportunism to one in the public interest

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.

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.

The Importance of STEM Education Goes Beyond Building a Workforce
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The Importance of STEM Education Goes Beyond Building a Workforce

STEM education researcher Cornelia Connolly speaks to the invaluable nature of computer science education, diversity, and equality.

Why Machine Learning Can't Understand Human Language
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Why Machine Learning Can't Understand Human Language

While larger deep neural networks can incrementally improveme specific tasks, they aren't fit for general natural language understanding.

97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know
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97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know

Book authors discuss compilation featuring expert advice from Java leaders and practitioners.

Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use
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Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use

A multifactored rationale for denying Oracle's claim against Google.

Why Computing Students Should Contribute to Open Source Software Projects
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Why Computing Students Should Contribute to Open Source Software Projects

Acquiring developer-prized practical skills, knowledge, and experiences.

The 2021 Software Developer Shortage Is Coming
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The 2021 Software Developer Shortage Is Coming

Companies must address the difficulty of hiring and retaining high-skilled employees from an increasingly smaller labor supply.

When AI Becomes Child's Play
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When AI Becomes Child's Play

Algorithms trained in pattern recognition struggle to understand kids.

Getting More People With Disabilities Developing Technology Is Good for Everyone
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Getting More People With Disabilities Developing Technology Is Good for Everyone

It's not just a matter of fairness and inclusion. Accessible technology is generally better for everyone.

A Vision to Compute like Nature
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A Vision to Compute like Nature: Thermodynamically

Advocating a new, physically grounded, computational paradigm centered on thermodynamics and an emerging understanding of using thermodynamics to solve problems...

Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots
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Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots

To build a general artificial intelligence, we may need to know more about our own minds, argues computer scientist Melanie Mitchell.
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