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ACM past president Vint Cerf calls for tempering our celebrations of technological advancements with caution: "While we celebrate the advances made in artificial intelligence and autonomous systems, we also have an obligation to think deeply about potential malfunctions and their consequences."

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In the June issue of CACM, Alexander L. Wolf reflects on his tenure as President of ACM, and on what lies ahead for ACM and the computing community. ow.ly/B2Cy300EAel
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Congratulations to Vicki Hanson, ACM's President-elect for a two-year term beginning July 1. Hanson, who is Distinguished Professor of Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, and Professor and Chair of Inclusive Technologies at University of Dundee, UK, said her vision as President is to reach out to practitioners, young professionals and the global computing community, as well as underserved communities.
Also elected to two-year terms were Vice President Cherri Pancake, Professor Emeritus and Intel Faculty Fellow in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University; and Secretary/Treasurer Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience at Google in Mountain View, California.
President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer serve two-year terms from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.
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MIT and University of Maryland researchers are making important strides towards enabling symbolic execution - a powerful software-analysis tool that can be used to automatically locate and even repair programming bugs.

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Today's software is complex. So complex, in fact, that often, you might not know if a program you’re running is doing what it is supposed to be doing. That why the National Science Foundation has given Princeton #CS professor Andrew Appel a 5-year, $10 million grant to create tools for specifying exactly what programs are intended to do. ow.ly/7UTa300zPDK
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This Best Paper from Learning at Scale 2016 finds that, contrary to some beliefs, online spaces can sometimes be catalysts for dialogue across ideological lines rather than "echo chambers" or "ideological silos": ow.ly/oWLs300xAX6
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On June 1, Google will release Magenta, a new effort to teach AI systems to generate music and art with the goal of answering the questions: "Can machines make music and art? If so, how? If not, why not?" http://ow.ly/v3m1300EBSD
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Congratulations to ACM's President-elect Vicki Hanson! Hanson is Distinguished Professor of Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, and Professor and Chair of Inclusive Technologies at University of Dundee, UK, said her vision as President is to reach out to practitioners, young professionals and the global computing community, as well as underserved communities. She will begin her tenure on July 1.

Also elected to two-year terms were Vice President Cherri Pancake, Professor Emeritus and Intel Faculty Fellow in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University; and Secretary/Treasurer Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience at Google in Mountain View, California.
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Generally speaking, robots do not do well with clutter, but new software is helping robots improve their skills in this regard, whether they're beating a path across the Moon or grabbing a milk jug from the back of the refrigerator.

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Martin Hellman and Whitfield Diffie received the 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award for conceiving of and introducing the public key cryptography that is now used to secure online transactions. Watch these two pioneers discuss their breakthrough contribution to the world of computing, and indeed our everyday lives, in this Communications original video.

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In a new survey released by Devpost shows that students studying software development are optimistic about their salary prospects. Of the1,700 US students polled, the largest segment of respondents -- nearly 1/3 -- expect their starting salary to be between $70,000 and $100,000.

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In her childhood, Amanda Laucher helped her grandmother with punch cards and learned Morse code with her father. Since then, she has had a lifelong love affair with programming languages. These days, Amanda dedicates her efforts to changing the economic drivers of a small community in south western Pennsylvania by teaching an out-of-work coal mining town to write code. She can often be found ranting about functional languages and great type systems.

In her talk at #Applicative2016, June 1-2 at #NYU, Laucher will examine the spectrum of Test and Type driven design, including the benefits and limitations of both approaches: ow.ly/OAhn300xf9d
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ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society with 100,000+ members, unites computing professionals, educators, and researchers from industry, academia, and government, to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, supporting members’ professional development, and promoting policies and research that benefit society.