• Publications
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What about statistical relational learning?
  • CACM staff
  • Computer Science
    Commun. ACM
  • 23 November 2015
TLDR
My comment that IBAL was the first probabilistic programming language (PPL) was in no way intended as a slight to Sato's PRISM and Poole's ICL, contributions for which I have the highest respect.
Cybersecurity
  • CACM staff
  • Computer Science, Education
    Studies in Big Data
  • 24 March 2017
CS 121 Computer Science 1 4 CS 122 Computer Science 2 4 CS 32
Hootsuite
A discussion with Edward Steel, Yanik Berube, Jonas Bonér, Ken Britton, and Terry Coatta
Operationalizing privacy by design
TLDR
A how-to paper is presently written on operationalizing PbD that should provide further implementation assistance in specific areas and will supplement earlier papers like “Operationalizing Privacy by Design: The Ontario Smart Grid Case Study” (http://www.ipc.on.ca/content/uploads/2011/02/pbd-ontsmartgrid-casestudy.pdf).
A case against mission-critical applications of machine learning
  • CACM staff
  • Education
    Communications of the ACM
  • 24 July 2019
Never Too Late to Share Computational Thinking I commend Judy Robertson’s wonderful blog post “What Children Want to Know About Computers” (Oct. 19, 2018) for illustrating the challenges children
Free the digital natives
TLDR
In today's digital environment, where the simplest online search can turn up more information than will ever be found in a physical classroom, educators must confront the always-present interconnected nature of these devices by changing the way they teach.
Artificial intelligence
  • CACM staff
  • Computer Science
    Commun. ACM
  • 23 January 2017
TLDR
To help celebrate 50 years of the ACM Turing Award and the visionaries who have received it, ACM has launched a campaign called " Panels in Print, " which takes the form of a collection of responses from Turing laureates,ACM award recipients and other ACM experts on a given topic or trend.
React
A discussion with Pete Hunt, Paul O'Shannessy, Dave Smith, and Terry Coatta
Human or machine?
TLDR
The details of this 2014 Turing Test experiment only reinforces my judgment that the Turing Test says little about machine intelligence.
Seven principles for secure e-voting
TLDR
The economics of e-voting allow for much cheaper voting, thereby allowing more elections on a larger number of specific policy decisions, and boot-from-CD voting software like Linux Live CDs, one-time pads, and onion routing would support more direct democracy.
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