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Software engineers must think deeply about ethics

After my sophomore year at UC Berkeley studying computer science, I briefly dropped out to join a medical tech startup in San Francisco. It was a great match: I was going to work on what I was interested in, I had strong personal motivations, and I emotionally connected with the
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How to get iClicker points without attending class

iClickers make it really hard to fall behind in a class. They keep us accountable for showing up to lecture and stop us from declaring that the school day is over (when we in fact still have two more lectures). We at the Clog are in no way encouraging academic dishonesty or cheating, but are instead setting forth a few creative alternatives in place of trekking to class and sitting through lecture.
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Talking with robots

Curious about how these bots could actually improve my life, I started conversations with the five bots on my menu screen. I hoped for actual conversation to flow, but the bots’ language was stilted, even though their grammar itself was perfect.
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Questioning consciousness in film ‘Transcendence’

Wally Pfister made it a point to emphasize to the audience that “Transcendence,” his directorial debut, was a sci-fi thriller meant as entertainment. The film, starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany, revolves around the possibility of uploading a human consciousness to a computer. At an event April 9
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