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Andrew Ng helped create two of Silicon Valley's leading artificial intelligence labs.
New immigration policies, coupled with xenophobic rhetoric and actions both before and after the election, are undoing the compact between the United States and those seeking opportunity from around the world.
If you've been feeling a little paranoid lately—like even your standing mixer may be spying on you—rest assured that Trump senior counselor Kellyanne Conway shares your struggle.
Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: American teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly…
Serial entrepreneur Andrew "Bunnie" Huang believes that consumer product companies should make their hardware designs publicly available so that anyone can study and modify them.
Tuesday's WikiLeaks release exposing thousands of detailed documents on CIA hacking tools is an unbridled attack on U.S. intelligence operations with little or no public benefit.
During the Obama administration, R. David Edelman was one of the president's top advisers. As a part of Obama's National Security Council and his National Economic Council, Edelman was among those responsible for crafting U.S…
Alumnus Professor Francis Allotey has worked tirelessly to promote math, physics, and computer science in Ghana and Africa more widely. Now he is working with Imperial College London to create a network of math researchers in…
Artificial intelligence is everywhere and it's here to stay.
Computer science is an especially male-dominated university course all over the world. I have some ideas about how to throw open more doors for women computer scientists.
President Donald Trump set the political and national security community on fire Saturday morning, starting the day with a four-part Twitter rant alleging that former President Barack Obama had "tapped" his phones during the …
They weighed heavy in pockets and jackets and bags, for they were thick and bulky, not lithe and narrow.
Two new public marches and demonstrations focused on science and climate change have been scheduled for April. I plan to be at both.
If you're ever feeling down, do yourself a favor and watch some footage from the 2015 Darpa Robotics Challenge.
Examining professional misconduct among academic publication examiners.
Considering the challenges, commitments, and quandaries.
Considering influences leading to the recent U.S Supreme Court decision in a years-long case that Apple filed against Samsung over iPhone design infringement.
Common misconceptions about computer science hinder professional growth and harm the identity of computing.
Some of the prevailing theories of ethics surface in modern high tech. We take a quick and rather superficial look …
Facebook, for the sake of its own business integrity and for the sake of the public, should give up any …
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