Your Next New Best Friend Might Be a Robot
One night in late July 2014, a journalist from the …
Study: Long-Term Global Warming Needs External Drivers
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
A study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in …
New Ways Into the Brain's 'Music Room'
The New York Times
Whether to enliven a commute, relax in the evening or …
Review a Draft of the K-12 CS Framework
ACM, CSTA, and Code.org are working jointly with more than 100 advisors within the computing community to steer a process to...
Toward a Discourse on Cyber Strategy
Efforts to understand how advanced information technologies will affect future conflicts seem to be missing, or are taking place...
The Inverse Lake Wobegon Effect
Where we take a sample from a privileged group, and assume that we know the population.
To Keep AI Safe—Use AI
Software is already pervasive in our society, but artificial intelligence software raises unique concerns even among the technological elite.
The Embarrassing, Destructive Fight over Biotech's Big Breakthrough
A defining moment in modern biology occurred on July 24, 1978, when biotechnology pioneer Robert Swanson, who had recently co-founded Genentech, brought two young scientists to dinner with Thomas Perkins, the legendary venture capitalist.
AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next
Yesterday, the 46-year-old Google veteran who oversees its search engine, Amit Singhal, announced his retirement. And in short order, Google revealed that Singhal's rather enormous shoes would be filled by a man named John Giannandrea.
Schema.org: Evolution of Structured Data on the Web
R. V. Guha, Dan Brickley, Steve Macbeth
Big data makes common schemas even more necessary.
The Verification of a Distributed System
A practitioner's guide to increasing confidence in system correctness.
Accountability in Algorithmic Decision Making
A view from computational journalism.
Pinocchio: Nearly Practical Verifiable Computation
Bryan Parno, Jon Howell, Craig Gentry, Mariana Raykova
To instill greater confidence in computations outsourced to the cloud, we introduce Pinocchio, a built system for efficiently...
Technical Perspective: Program Synthesis Using Stochastic Techniques
The authors of "Stochastic Program Optimization" have developed a stochastic search technique and applied it to program optimization...
Stochastic Program Optimization
Eric Schkufza, Rahul Sharma, Alex Aiken
By encoding constraints of transformation correctness as terms in a cost function, and using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo sampler...
The Land Sharks Are on the Squawk Box
It turns out riding across America is more than a handy metaphor for building system software.
YFCC100M: The New Data in Multimedia Research
Bart Thomee, Benjamin Elizalde, David A. Shamma, Karl Ni, Gerald Friedland, Douglas Poland, Damian Borth, Li-Jia Li
This publicly available curated dataset of almost 100 million photos and videos is free and legal for all.
Phonetic Analytics Technology and Big Data: Real-World Cases
J. P. Shim, J. Koh, S. Fister, H. Y. Seo
Data from phone interactions can help address customers' complaints, and predict their future purchasing behavior.
The Beckman Report on Database Research
Daniel Abadi, Rakesh Agrawal, Anastasia Ailamaki, Magdalena Balazinska, Philip A. Bernstein, Michael J. Carey, Surajit Chaudhuri, Jeffrey Dean, AnHai Doan, Michael J. Franklin, Johannes Gehrke, Laura M. Haas, Alon Y. Halevy, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Yannis E. Ioannidis, H. V. Jagadish, Donald Kossmann, Samuel Madden, Sharad Mehrotra, Tova Milo, Jeffrey F. Naughton, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Volker Markl, Christopher Olston, Beng Chin Ooi, Christopher Ré, Dan Suciu, Michael Stonebraker, Todd Walter, Jenn
Database researchers paint big data as a defining challenge. To make the most of the enormous opportunities at hand will require...
Algebraic Fingerprints for Faster Algorithms
Ioannis Koutis, Ryan Williams
Algorithmic solutions to tough computational problems are making an impressive comeback.