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August 2023


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Alexey Makarin on Why Social Media Harms Youth Mental Health

Alexey Makarin on Why Social Media Harms Youth Mental Health

MIT Professor Alexey Makarin, whose research was cited in Social Media and Youth Mental Health, a recent advisory report by the U.S. surgeon general, discusses the relationship between social media and young people's mental health…


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Voice in the Machine: Ethical Considerations for Language-Capable Robots

Voice in the Machine: Ethical Considerations for Language-Capable Robots

Parsing the promise of language-capable robots.


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Improving Computing Education Research through Valuing Design

Improving Computing Education Research through Valuing Design

Exploring alternatives to existing research systems and methods.


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The Human Touch

The Human Touch

There is no substitute for good, direct, honest training.


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AI and Society: Ethics, Trust, and Cooperation

AI and Society: Ethics, Trust, and Cooperation

Trust and trustworthiness are central to how ethics helps society survive and thrive.


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For a More Transparent Governance of Open Source

For a More Transparent Governance of Open Source

Seeking the best governance models for FOSS projects.


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SI and Binary Prefixes: Clearing the Confusion

SI and Binary Prefixes: Clearing the Confusion

Considering the emergence of non-standard acceptance of SI prefixes.


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Why You Should Be Able to Make Your Own Individualized, Digital Nano-Currency

Why You Should Be Able to Make Your Own Individualized, Digital Nano-Currency

Increasing opportunities for access to traditional financial systems.

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