ACM TechBriefs

ACM TechBriefs is a series of short technical bulletins by ACM’s Technology Policy Council that present scientifically-grounded perspectives on the impact of specific developments or applications of technology. Designed to complement ACM’s activities in the policy arena, the primary goal is to inform rather than advocate for specific policies. Topics under consideration for future TechBriefs include facial recognition, election security, smart cities, and encryption, among others.

ACM TPC Announces TechBriefs, New Series Covering Pressing Issues

TechBriefs is a series of short technical bulletins by ACM’s Technology Policy Council that present scientifically-grounded perspectives on the impact of specific developments or applications of technology. Designed to complement ACM’s activities in the policy arena, the primary goal is to inform rather than advocate for specific policies. The first TechBrief is on climate change, focusing on the issue that computing can help mitigate it but must first cease contributing to it.

Second TPC TechBrief Flags Facial Recognition Issues for Global Policy Makers and the Public

TechBriefs is a series of short technical bulletins by ACM’s Technology Policy Council that present scientifically-grounded perspectives on the impact of specific developments or applications of technology. Designed to complement ACM’s activities in the policy arena, the primary goal is to inform rather than advocate for specific policies. The new edition focuses on policy issues raised by facial recognition and its use by governments and the private sector. Noting that “facial recognition use is increasing despite the technology’s fundamental limitations, creating profound privacy and ethical challenges.”

TechBrief on Smart Cities

TechBriefs is a series of short technical bulletins by ACM’s Technology Policy Council that present scientifically-grounded perspectives on the impact of specific developments or applications of technology. Designed to complement ACM’s activities in the policy arena, the primary goal is to inform rather than advocate for specific policies. The new edition focuses on the concept of Smart Cities and how to deploy information and communication technology (ICT) to create such cities without compromising security, privacy, fairness, and sustainability

  • TechBriefs Committee

    Chair
      Stuart Shapiro  
    Members
      Michel Beaudouin-Lafon  
      Juan De Joya  
      Lorraine Kisselburgh  
      Bran Knowles  
      Larry Medsker  
      John Murray  
      Kashyap Tumkur  
      Moshe Vardi