Pro sports teams use big data to win big. It’s time for colleges to get students in on the action, a computer science professor argues.
AI algorithms can solve hard problems and learn incredible tasks, but they can’t explain how they do these things. If researchers can build explainable AI, it could lead to a flood of new knowledge.
Racial disparities in the tech sector begin well before college.
A strong identity as a scientist is crucial for girls to succeed in STEM fields such as computer science. Are educators recognizing and rewarding the right behaviors?
The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
GPT-3 is the biggest, most creative language generation program to date. But with awesome power comes awesome responsibility.
Diversifying leadership can change organizational cultures, which removes barriers to women in the tech industry and academia.
Many more people have been infected with coronavirus than the statistics suggest.
A social media researcher explains how bots and sock puppet accounts manipulate and polarize public debate.
We need to update models on death rates or introduce truly random testing to understand the true impact of the coronavirus.
Most states have changed their rules in recent years to let computer science count as a required high school math or science class. A physics professor explains how that trend could set students back.
A leaked research paper shows that quantum computer researchers may have overtaken conventional ones for the first time
New data show more girls and minority high school students taking Advanced Placement courses in computer science. A computer science professor weighs in on what that means for the future of the field.
The earliest typewriters had the letter keys in alphabetical order. The trouble was that if you hit two keys quickly the levers would jam.
Of course people need ethics. But the current troubles in the technology industry are not evidence of an ethics crisis; it is a public-policy crisis.
Because a host of artists and programmers can leave their stamp on a final product, disagreements and claims of theft have ensued.
The birds follow a few simple rules to create complex patterns.
A new study looks at decades of NCAA free throws, finding that women shoot at 3 percent higher consistency than men.
Learning to code is often presented as a solution to job market problems of the 21st century, but are students really learning the competencies they will need?
The man who conceived the computer and helped crack the Nazi Enigma code deserves national recognition.