Microcomputer Applications for Business and Economics
CGS 2100
Summer B 2018


Calendar (HTML)


Links, links, links

Technology in History

Most histories of computing leave out the contributions of the American number theorists in the early 20th century who constructed specialized computing devices.

The most prominent of these were Derrick Norman Lehmer and Derrick Henry Lehmer.

Here are a few web pages with information about their computing devcies:

A recent talk given by Arjen Lenstra

Lehmer Factoring Machines

Also, here's an interesting book review of a recently published book about the origins of the computing age: Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Technology and Society

Artificial Intelligence (usually called "AI") has long been a fascination of computer scientists and the general public, and has been growing increasingly important recently.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: The Turing Test

The Trouble with the Turing Test

XKCD (of course); it's at http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/turing_test.png


Superintelligence (Wikipedia)

Generations in the Computing Age

Konrad Zuse


Altair 8800

IMSAI 8080

Apple I

Apple II

November, 1977 edition of BYTE magazine

Xerox PARC

Another printing technology: Dye sublimation printer

3d printing

The Dawn of Quantum Computing Age?

Top 500 Supercomputers in the world


Ten Risks of PKI

Mike Shapiro Hidden Camera Cartoon

Computer and Information Ethics

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Privacy Information Center

ACM Code of Ethics

Ethics in Computer (NC State)

Digital Rights

GPL's list of Open Source Software Licenses


Japanese Patent Office webpage on Kyota Sugimoto, inventor of the first Japanese typewriter

English language webpage on the development of the Japanese typewriter

Japanese language webpage on the development of the Japanese typewriter

Google Search Operators

Advanced Google Search

TEMPEST: A Signal Problem

Puri.sm smartphone project

Big Data as Surveillance Capitalism

Surveillance Capitalism

When it comes to Internet privacy, be very afraid, analyst suggests

Surveillance is the business model of the Internet

Why ProtonMail is more secure than Gmail

MIT's "Moral Machine" website

Cyber Sovereignty

The SEC's recent thoughts on "Initial Coin Offerings"

Computer Science Ethics Courses

Safe around your smart TV?

China's web censors go into overdrive as President Xi Jinping consolidates power

Huawei Mate 10 Pro becomes first AI-enabled phone to drive a car

National responses to the growing importance of AI:

Google Duplex

Becoming an "e-resident"

One of Estonia's First E-residents Explains Digital Citizenship

Should AI Researchers Kill People?

The Download: The U.S. Military Desperately Wants to Weaponize AI

Websites to watch

Ars Technica

MIT Technology Review


More XKCD:

2018 Summer B

Classic article on the "If you are not paying, you are the product, not the customer"

IOT and the NSA

Kissinger on AI

Cell carriers selling access to real-time location data

Brief on GDPR

White House hosts summit on AI

An antagonistic approach to AI monitoring


GDPR and AI?

Location Smart

Adversity and and antagonistic learning systems

Adversarial inputs

Assistants who hear all too well

Google and AI

Bitcoin and its consumption of electricity

Microsoft and the GDPR

The US military is funding an effort to catch deepfakes and other AI trickery

The US government cannot get rid of controversial Kaspersky Lab Software

GDP versus blockchain technologies

Why China's payment apps give US bankers nightmares

The British government in technology action: Algorithms in decision-making

The British government contemplates war and AI: Britain, AI, and war

Microsoft goes duplex also?

Alexa sends recordings to random contact

AI finds people to arrest

More in AI goes to war: AI and missile interception

China's police state leadership

The Malicious Use of AI

Online C Compiler

Another Online C Compiler

Another one

And another C compiler

The reality of i/o

List of internet pioneers

What is Google Duplex? (cnet)

What is Google Duplex? (digitaltrends)

What is Google Duplex? (techradar)

Facial recognition in Capital Gazette case worked well