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January 2020


From ACM Opinion

We're Approaching the Limits of Computer Power – We Need New Programmers Now

We're Approaching the Limits of Computer Power – We Need New Programmers Now

Ever-faster processors led to bloated software, but physical limits may force a return to the concise code of the past.

The Guardian | January 15, 2020

From ACM Opinion

Sovan Bin, CEO and Founder at Odaseva

Sovan Bin, CEO and Founder at Odaseva

Sovan Bin discusses Odaseva's data governance solutions, the evolution of cloud services, and AI and machine learning's influence in the cloud user experience.

MarTech | January 10, 2020

From ACM Opinion

Host of Problems with Facebook Deepfake Ban, Expert Says

Host of Problems with Facebook Deepfake Ban, Expert Says

Facebook's newly announced ban on deepfake videos presents a number of challenges in the fight against the spread of misinformation, says Tim Weninger, associate professor of computer science at the University of Notre Dame.

University of Notre Dame | January 9, 2020

From Communications of the ACM

Increasing Automation in Policing

Increasing Automation in Policing

Seeking the delicate balance between civil liberties and policing public safety.

Elizabeth E. Joh | January 1, 2020

From Communications of the ACM

'Platformizing' a Bad Business Does Not Make It a Good Business

'Platformizing' a Bad Business Does Not Make It a Good Business

Transaction platforms link third-party applications and services providers with users.

Michael A. Cusumano | January 1, 2020

From Communications of the ACM

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

Von Neumann Thought Turing's Universal Machine was 'Simple and Neat.'

New discoveries answer an old question.

Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley | January 1, 2020

From Communications of the ACM

A* Search: What's in a Name?

A* Search

A search for algorithmic answers returns unique results.

James W. Davis, Jeff Hachtel | January 1, 2020

From Communications of the ACM

Ethics of Technology Needs More Political Philosophy

Ethics of Technology Needs More Political Philosophy

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

Johannes Himmelreich | January 1, 2020
Blog at CACM
The Internet at 50
The Internet at 50
01.13.2020

A personalized take on three things we have to celebrate about the Internet today.

Evolution Through Revolution: Getting Your Team to Embrace Change
Evolution Through Revolution: Getting Your Team to Embrace Change
01.10.2020

Don't accept the status quo. Instead, build a team willing to fight for positive change.

Computing Continues to Dominate STEM Career Opportunities
Computing Continues to Dominate STEM Career Opportunities
01.04.2020

According to the most recent (2018-28) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections, the top five STEM career opportunities are …

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