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A Taxonomy of Automated Assistants
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A Taxonomy of Automated Assistants

Rating your intelligent (human or automated) assistant.

Organizing Family Support Services at ACM Conferences
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Organizing Family Support Services at ACM Conferences

Seeking to improve access to conferences and provide support for attendees with children.

Master of Tickets
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Master of Tickets

Valuing the quality, not the quantity, of work.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Professional Work
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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Professional Work

Considering the implications of the influence of artificial intelligence given previous industrial revolutions.

The Temptation of Data-Enabled Surveillance
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The Temptation of Data-Enabled Surveillance

Are universities the next cautionary tale?

How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization
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How to Know if Artificial Intelligence is About to Destroy Civilization

These canaries in the coal mines of AI would be signs that superintelligent robot overlords are approaching.

Four Internets
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Four Internets

Considering the merits of several models and approaches to Internet governance.

Through the Lens of a Passionate Theoretician
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Through the Lens of a Passionate Theoretician

Considering the far-reaching and fundamental implications of computing beyond digital computers.

Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence
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Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has confronted us with a raft of dilemmas that challenge us to decide what values are important in our designs.

Computing and Community in Formal Education
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Computing and Community in Formal Education

Culturally responsive computing repurposes computer science education by making it meaningful to not only students, but also to their families and communities. ...

We Need to Talk About 'Cloud Neutrality'
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We Need to Talk About 'Cloud Neutrality'

Given how critical the cloud has become for a huge swath of the tech economy, maybe we should ask ourselves whether this infrastructure should be in the hands of...

Why Connected Cars May Never Come
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Why Connected Cars May Never Come

John Paré tells the story of his first trip in an autonomous vehicle.

Guiding Students to Develop Essential Skills
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Guiding Students to Develop Essential Skills

Students should interact with one another to practice skills and construct their own understanding, with assistance from a teacher acting as a coach and guide —...

Are You Sure Your Software Will Not Kill Anyone?
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Are You Sure Your Software Will Not Kill Anyone?

Using software to control potentially unsafe systems requires the use of new software and system engineering approaches.

Are We Losing Momentum?
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Are We Losing Momentum?

Estimating when the second half of the world will come online.

We're Banning Facial Recognition. We're Missing the Point.
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We're Banning Facial Recognition. We're Missing the Point.

The whole point of modern surveillance is to treat people differently, and facial recognition technologies are only a small part of that.

Ethics of Technology Needs More Political Philosophy
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Ethics of Technology Needs More Political Philosophy

Incorporating considerations of reasonable pluralism, individual agency, and legitimate authority.

Von Neumann Thought Turing's Universal Machine was 'Simple and Neat.'
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Von Neumann Thought Turing's Universal Machine was 'Simple and Neat.': But That Didn't Tell Him How to Design a Computer

New discoveries answer an old question.

Artificial Intelligence and the Adversary
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Artificial Intelligence and the Adversary

The AI that our top scientists and engineers are now building to advance American security and prosperity could instead sow the seeds of our demise.
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