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May 2023


From ACM Opinion

Who Should Make the Rules that Govern AI?

Who Should Make the Rules that Govern AI?

One question for Laura Weidinger and Iason Gabriel, research scientists at Google DeepMind.


From ACM Careers

Unfair Automated Hiring Systems Are Everywhere

Unfair Automated Hiring Systems Are Everywhere

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission urgently needs to regulate automated hiring systems.


From ACM Opinion

Vint Cerf on 3 Mistakes He Made in TCP/IP

 Vint Cerf on 3 Mistakes He Made in TCP/IP

The co-creator of the Internet’s protocols admits his crystal ball had a few cracks.


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When AI Thinks You Are Dead

When AI Thinks You Are Dead

AI hallucinations can be amusing, but the consequences for society could be dangerous.


From ACM Opinion

Why Conscious AI Is a Bad Idea

Why Conscious AI Is a Bad Idea

Our minds have not evolved to deal with machines we believe have consciousness.


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You Can't Regulate What You Don't Understand

You Can't Regulate What You Don't Understand

Why AI regulations should begin with mandated disclosures.


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The Indigo Cyberattack Is a Warning of Things to Come

The Indigo Cyberattack Is a Warning of Things to Come

Those handling state secrets or critical infrastructure seem to fare no better than a bookstore chain.


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AI Is Not Going to Reinvent the Alphabet Anytime Soon

AI Is Not Going to Reinvent the Alphabet Anytime Soon

Artificial intelligence does not understand how humans read well enough to design type on its own.


From ACM Opinion

AI and Politics: How Will We Know What—and Who—Is Real?

AI and Politics: How Will We Know What—and Who—Is Real?

If we are lucky, new technologies will only cause brief confusion.


From Communications of the ACM

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Exploring the intersection of legal compliance and ethical judgment.


From Communications of the ACM

Updates, Threats, and Risk Management

Updates, Threats, and Risk Management

Revisiting a recent column considering security updates.


From Communications of the ACM

Putting a Teaspoon of Programming into Other Subjects

Putting a Teaspoon of Programming into Other Subjects

Using teaspoon languages to integrate programming across myriad academic disciplines.


From Communications of the ACM

Please Report Your Compute

Please Report Your Compute

Seeking consistent means of measure.


From Communications of the ACM

Long-Term Mentoring for Computer Science Researchers

Long-Term Mentoring for Computer Science Researchers

Reaching out across computer science research communities.


From Communications of the ACM

Ethics as a Participatory and Iterative Process

Ethics as a Participatory and Iterative Process

Facilitating ethical reflection, inquiry, and deliberation.


From Communications of the ACM

NSF on Chien's Grand Challenge for Sustainability

NSF on Chien's Grand Challenge for Sustainability

This Viewpoint focuses on ways the computing community can contribute broadly to environmental sustainability and identifies NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering research programs supporting these…

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