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29January, 2024

BCS Calls for Urgent Review of “Computer is Always Right” Law

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The law assuming reliability of computer evidence – and under which the Post Office prosecuted hundreds of staff – must be reviewed to avoid future miscarriages of justice, according to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. 

BCS is calling for an end to the legal presumption that computer systems data are always correct, with no burden […]

29January, 2024

Agreement Reached on European AI Act 

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EU lawmakers reached an agreement last month on the text of the AI Act after a marathon negotiating session between the European Parliament, European Commission, and Council of Ministers, which represents Member States. The Act, which sets out rules for artificial intelligence across the EU, is based on regulating more harmful uses of AI more […]

29January, 2024

TC9 Issues Call for Papers for HCC16

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Paper submissions are being sought for the 16th Human Choices and Computers Conference, to be held in Phuket, Thailand from 8-10 September 2024. 

Focused on the theme of “Humans, Technological Innovations and Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Consequences”, HCC16 harks back to the original theme of the first HCC conference 50 years ago.

Back then, participants were concerned […]

29January, 2024

TC14 Announces ICEC 2024 in Brazil

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IFIP Technical Committee 14 (Entertainment Computing) is proud to announce that ICEC 2024 will be held in Manaus , Brazil, in September this year.

The 23rd IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2024 will bring together the most prestigious researchers and communities across the games and entertainment computing sectors. This year’s event will run from […]

29January, 2024

ACM News

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ACM Releases TechBrief on Trusted AI
ACM’s Technology Policy Council has released its “TechBrief: Trusted AI.” The TechBrief is focused on trustworthiness mechanisms and measures being advanced in artificial intelligence regulations and standards which may not actually increase trust.
The ACM TechBrief states that the effectiveness of mechanisms and metrics implemented to promote trust of AI must […]

29January, 2024

Cyprus Computer Society News

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CCS Runs Train the Trainer Robotics Seminars
The Cyprus Computer Society in collaboration with the University of Cyprus and the IET Cyprus Local Network organised a Train the Trainer seminar on the CCS robotics competitions.
The seminars included a presentation of the Minoan Robotics Competition by Hellenic Educational Robotics Organisation from Greece introducing the new sport-type competitions […]

29January, 2024

ACM Conferences & Events

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PIC 2024, 3—6 February

The inaugural Pingala Interactions in Computing will bring together some of the best minds in computing to network in an interactive and immersive atmosphere and promote scientific exchange of the highest quality. Speakers include A.M. Turing Award Laureate Bob Metcalfe, ACM Prize in Computing recipients Jeffrey Dean and Yael Tauman Kalai, ACM […]

21December, 2023

IFIP Engages in UNIDO Conference

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IFIP General Secretary Anatolii Marushchak participated in a discussion about using AI to drive development at a United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) event this month. 

Professor Marushchak took part in the 20th session of the General Conference of UNIDO, engaging in a discussion about “Inclusive AI – Bridging the Digital Divide in Industry and Manufacturing”, […]

21December, 2023

Professor Ruth Misener Wins 2023 BCS Roger Needham Award

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Professor Ruth Misener has been awarded the 2023 BCS Roger Needham Award for her exceptional contributions to computer science.

The award was made to Professor Misener from the Department of Computing, Imperial College London by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in recognition of her work identifying and solving fundamental computer science research challenges at the intersection […]

21December, 2023

WSIS Prize Submissions Close in January

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WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) is inviting people engaging in digital projects that make a difference in the world to submit their entries to the WSIS Prizes 2024.

This is an exceptional opportunity for international recognition of WSIS stakeholders as winners and champions for their excellence in supporting the implementation of WSIS outcomes, WSIS […]