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March 2024


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What Do Computing and Economics Have to Say to Each Other?

What Do Computing and Economics Have to Say to Each Other?

A culminating chapter in the information revolution is the development of computing and communication technologies in the 20th century, where we learned to transmit as well as process information.


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U.S. Copyright Office's Questions about Generative AI

U.S. Copyright Office's Questions about Generative AI

Generating more questions than answers.


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Internet of Things Security and Privacy Labels Should Empower Consumers

Internet of Things Security and Privacy Labels Should Empower Consumers

Designs should offer useful information and convenience.


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Can Machines Be in Language?

Can Machines Be in Language?

Large language models brought language to machines. Machines are not up to the challenge.


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Disinformation 2.0 in the Age of AI: A Cybersecurity Perspective

Disinformation 2.0 in the Age of AI: A Cybersecurity Perspective

Why disinformation is a cyber threat.


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Generative AI Degrades Online Communities

Generative AI Degrades Online Communities

How large language models are influencing online communities.


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Innovation Is Overrated: A Provocation

Innovation Is Overrated: A Provocation

Digital innovation is not working in the interest of the whole of society. It is time to radically rethink its purpose without sacrificing the benefits it entails.

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