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Facing up to the problems of recognising faces #BlackHistoryMonth ^JB
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Facing up to the problems of recognising faces #BlackHistoryMonth ^JB

How the use of facial recognition technology caused a mistaken arrest.

Hidden Figures – NASA’s brilliant calculators #BlackHistoryMonth ^JB
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Hidden Figures – NASA’s brilliant calculators #BlackHistoryMonth ^JB

The African-American women of NASA Langley who helped programme our way to the Moon.

Writing together: Clarence ‘Skip’ Ellis #BlackHistoryMonth ^JB
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Writing together: Clarence ‘Skip’ Ellis #BlackHistoryMonth ^JB

Back in 1956, Clarence Ellis started his career at the very bottom of the computer industry. He was given a job, at the age of 15, as a "computer operator"... because...

An Inspiration: computer scientist Mark Dean #BlackHistoryMonth ^JB
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

An Inspiration: computer scientist Mark Dean #BlackHistoryMonth ^JB

In 2006 QMUL one of the winning essays in the first year essay competition was written by one of our computing students, Dean Miller. He wrote about a fellow Black...

Freddie Figgers – the abandoned baby who became a runaway telecom tech star
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Freddie Figgers – the abandoned baby who became a runaway telecom tech star

Freddie Figgers' parents encouraged him to fix things - he now owns the first Black-owned telecommunications company in the US. #BlackHistoryMonth

Gladys West: Where’s my satellite? Where’s my child? #BlackHistoryMonth
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Gladys West: Where’s my satellite? Where’s my child? #BlackHistoryMonth

Gladys West solved the maths problems behind the positioning of satellites. She worked closely with programmers to write the code to do calculations based on her...

ICANN75 Recap: Challenges, Successes, and Looking Ahead to 2023
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

ICANN75 Recap: Challenges, Successes, and Looking Ahead to 2023

By the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) As the ICANN community came together for the last Public Meeting of 2022, the Universal Acceptance SteeringICANN75...

Kakuro, Logic and Computer Science – problem-solving brain teasers
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Kakuro, Logic and Computer Science – problem-solving brain teasers

Imagine being able to pick up an ordinary banana and use it as a phone. That's part of the vision of 'invoked computing', which is being developed by Japanese researchers...

Cold hard complexity: learning to talk in nature’s language
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Cold hard complexity: learning to talk in nature’s language

Think of an ecosystem like a sentence – there are thousands of words in the English language but in order to make a sentence you have to put them together in the...

Love your data
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Love your data

Some councils put up 'Ignore your sat nav' signs because drivers kept relying more on the wrong information from electronic directions instead of trusting their...

Delicious computing: gestural computing with bananas and pizzas…
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Delicious computing: gestural computing with bananas and pizzas…

Imagine being able to pick up an ordinary banana and use it as a phone. That's part of the vision of 'invoked computing', which is being developed by Japanese researchers...

Hiding in Skype: cryptography and steganography
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Hiding in Skype: cryptography and steganography

Computer Science isn't just about using language, sometimes it's about losing it. Sometimes people want to send messages so no one even knows they exist and a great...

Make Your Systems UA-Ready with the New UA-Readiness Report for FY22
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Make Your Systems UA-Ready with the New UA-Readiness Report for FY22

By Ajay Data, UASG Chair “What gets measured gets managed.” This quote is popular in business settings because it speaks to a widely accepted truth:  if you can...

UASG Publishes FY23 Action Plan; Increases Focus on Technical Communities
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG Publishes FY23 Action Plan; Increases Focus on Technical Communities

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) has published its annual operating plan for FY23 (July 2022 – June 2023). The FY23 Action Plan provides an overview...

Göran Marby Named Honorary UASG Ambassador
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Göran Marby Named Honorary UASG Ambassador

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) is pleased to announce that it has named Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) President and...

Building a More Inclusive Internet for All: A Radix Initiative
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Building a More Inclusive Internet for All: A Radix Initiative

By Aman Masjide, UA Ambassador; Consulting Advisor, Trust and Safety, Radix The ironic fact of the matter remains that there’s rigidity hardcoded into the ever-evolving...

Why UA? Understanding the Social and Economic Benefits of Universal Acceptance
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Why UA? Understanding the Social and Economic Benefits of Universal Acceptance

By the UASG Communications Working Group Imagine trying to complete a transaction online — signing up for a class, ordering food delivery or subscribing to your...

UA Insights from ICANN73: Measuring UA Progress and Celebrating New Collaborations
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UA Insights from ICANN73: Measuring UA Progress and Celebrating New Collaborations

By Dr. Ajay Data, UASG Chair During the ICANN73 Virtual Community Forum (7-10 March) and Prep Week (22–24 February), the global Internet community came together...

New Tests on Universal Acceptance (UA) Conformance of Programming Languages and Libraries Published
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

New Tests on Universal Acceptance (UA) Conformance of Programming Languages and Libraries Published

By the UASG Technology Working Group Since the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) was formed in 2015, it has focused on raising awareness of Universal Acceptance...

New UA Testing of Social Media Platforms and Browsers Published
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

New UA Testing of Social Media Platforms and Browsers Published

By the UASG Measurement Working Group Social Media Testing Highlights UA Gaps Social media has become a ubiquitous part of life for people around the globe with...
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