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Communication Corner

How to get the most from your word processor

by Philip Yaffe

The personal computer has revolutionized how we work, and that's all because of software development. One of the most important of which is word processing. Since the 1970s word processing has created efficiencies in writing and editing. This article explains how word processors can make you a better thinker. ...


A conversation with Akhil Mathur: toward the vision of equitable AI

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

Ubiquity's senior editor Dr. Bushra Anjum sits with Akhil Mathur, a principal research scientist at Nokia Bell Labs in Cambridge (United Kingdom). Both discuss improving the robustness of AI models deployed on mobile and wearable devices to minimize the accuracy degradation as these devices are used in new domains.



How spelling reform would promote better writing and speaking

April 2020
by Philip Yaffe

Instead of mastering the chaos of learning to read and write in English, perhaps we should start spelling things the way they sound. ...


Students implement the European Student Card

March 2020
Interviewed by Walter Tichy

Student mobility is a shared goal of the member states of the European Union. One ingredient that makes student mobility possible is a universal student ID card that is accepted everywhere and can be coded with services at the institutions visited. A team of students from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology developed the software for the European Student Card (ESC). In this interview, they discuss their process. ...