"MAKING CHANGES: There aren’t many examples quite like the partnership between Make School, a for-profit coding school, and Dominican University, a small liberal arts college—not yet at least. The Department of Education is proposing ways to make more arrangements between accredited and non-accredited institutions, but others have doubts. EdSurge’s Sydney Johnson dives into what one of these partnerships looks like."
"This course [from MIT] will pursue a cross-disciplinary investigation of the development and deployment of the opaque complex adaptive systems that are increasingly in public and private use. We will explore the proliferation of algorithmic decision-making, autonomous systems, and machine learning and explanation; the search for balance between regulation and innovation; and the effects of AI on the dissemination of information, along with questions related to individual rights, discrimination, and architectures of control."
"Computing professionals' actions change the world. To act responsibly, they should reflect upon the wider impacts of their work, consistently supporting the public good. The ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct ("the Code") expresses the conscience of the profession."
[Fiction] "A technolovecraftian story of training a machine learning system to recognize (and then produce) 'controversial' stories by exploiting Reddit's 'sort by controversial' feature to obtain training data."
Interview with "former Federal Trade Commission chief technologist Ashkan Soltani...on an overdue reckoning for move-fast-and-break-things tech firms. He says it's time for Silicon Valley to take the potential for unintended, malicious use of its products as seriously as it takes their security."