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   Kings of crypto: one startup’s quest to take cryptocurrency out of Silicon Valley and onto Wall Street
Roberts J.,  Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, MA, 2021. 236 pp. Type: Book (978-1-633698-70-3)

Kings of crypto is a fun read about a Bitcoin exchange startup. It begins with a readable exposition of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Blockchains are basically distributed ledgers that show every pertinent transaction. The ledger is org...

Apr 1 2021
  Cybersecurity in Nigeria: a case study of surveillance and prevention of digital crime
Iorliam A.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 72 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030152-09-3)

Many of us have received a message from a “Nigerian prince” or a supposed “friend” in Nigeria. The first one involves an inheritance that the scammer needs to give out right away; in the second, said friend is asking for he...

Feb 11 2021
  Design and implementation of distributed traceability system for smart factories based on blockchain technology
Shih C., Yang K.  RACS 2019 (Proceedings of the Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems, Chongqing, China,  Sep 24-27, 2019) 181-188, 2019. Type: Proceedings

Automation processes in modern manufacturing generate a huge amount of data, which is used to guarantee stability and reduce the defect rate of the factory production lines. Collecting these datasets is not the problem; how companies protect them ...

Nov 25 2020
   T-minus AI: humanity’s countdown to artificial intelligence and the new pursuit of global power
Kanaan M.,  Benbella Books, Dallas, TX, 2020. 284 pp. Type: Book (978-1-948836-94-4)

In order to understand this book in context, consider the following analogy. Birds fly, and airplanes fly. But it isn’t the same “fly.” A flock of birds can take off without running into each other, but if a flock of planes tried...

Nov 19 2020
   Improving fairness in machine learning systems: what do industry practitioners need?
Holstein K., Wortman Vaughan J., Hal I., Dudik M., Wallach H.  CHI 2019 (Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, UK,  May 4-9, 2019) 1-16, 2019. Type: Proceedings

Research works involving qualitative methods are generally rare in technical domains. Holstein et al. break this trend, however, as they set out to explore fairness in machine learning systems, deploying empirical methods to arrive at conclusions....

Mar 24 2020
   Tools and weapons: the promise and the peril of the digital age
Smith B., Browne C.,  Penguin Press, London, UK, 2019. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-1-984877-71-0)

Digital technology is both a sword and a plowshare. It is disruptive both in positive and negative ways, often at the same time. This book is a superbly written assembly of stories describing how Microsoft, often in partnership with other technolo...

Feb 13 2020
  The growth and evolution of India’s software industry
Jalote P., Natarajan P.  Communications of the ACM 62(11): 64-69, 2019. Type: Article

When the development of computer science and engineering started in the middle of the 20th century, no one expected that it would be so great a challenge and that it would influence our future so much. Around 1980, it was clear that computer engin...

Feb 4 2020
  Digital revolution and its impact on education systems in developing countries
Kalolo J.  Education and Information Technologies 24(1): 345-358, 2019. Type: Article

This paper is a literature review on the use of digital technologies in education. The context is so-called “developing countries.” It discusses the importance of digital technologies in this context, significant issues, and policy rec...

Mar 19 2019
  How computer science at CMU is attracting and retaining women
Frieze C., Quesenberry J.  Communications of the ACM 62(2): 23-26, 2019. Type: Article

The retirement of aging computer professionals is likely to result in an acute scarcity of experienced computer scientists unless industry and academia can attract and graduate more individuals from minority groups. How can higher learning institu...

Mar 1 2019
  Technology and the intelligence community: challenges and advances for the 21st century
Kosal M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 287 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319752-31-0)

If you have no background in the US intelligence community and your interests include the history, ethics, and organizational dynamics of intelligence agencies, you will find this book interesting. Technical intelligence began as a supplement to h...

Feb 19 2019
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