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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


2023 ACM Fellows Celebrated for Contributions to Computing That Underpin Our Daily Lives
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2023 ACM Fellows Celebrated for Contributions to Computing That Underpin Our Daily Lives

Members of the global society are hailed for their work, including advances to AI Technologies, the World Wide Web, graphics, cybersecurity, mobile computing, and...

Keshav Pingali Recognized with ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award
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Keshav Pingali Recognized with ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award

The award will be formally presented to Pingali in November at The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC23)...

Doctors Train in Virtual Reality
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Doctors Train in Virtual Reality

Simulations prepare surgeons for the real thing.

Keeping Hackers Off the Electrical Grid
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Keeping Hackers Off the Electrical Grid

Protecting electrical power delivery networks from incursions.

Fungal Architectures and Logical Bacteria
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Fungal Architectures and Logical Bacteria

The future of biocomputing.

Pioneer of Multicore Processor Design Receives ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award
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Pioneer of Multicore Processor Design Receives ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award

Stanford University Professor Kunle Olukotun made computer processors more efficient and developed pivotal technologies for machine learning.

The Promise of Holographic Displays
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The Promise of Holographic Displays

The computational expense of creating three-dimensional images that can be viewed by all is just one factor holding them back.

The Fall of Silicon Valley Bank
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The Fall of Silicon Valley Bank

An overreliance on technology startups could have been a major factor in its demise.

Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions
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Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions

New guidelines aim to measure, and ultimately reduce, the digital impact of the enterprise on the environment.

Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession
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Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession

ACM has recognized four people with its 2022 Service Awards for expanding its mission of "Advancing Computing as a Science and Profession."

A Pioneer in Participatory Design Turns 80
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A Pioneer in Participatory Design Turns 80

Christiane Floyd continues to consider the philosophical and ethical concerns of computer science.

A Focus on X-Ray Vision
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A Focus on X-Ray Vision

Seeing past the distractions to what is inside.

Spyware Lurks in Android Smartphones
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Spyware Lurks in Android Smartphones

Google's decision to allow its operating system to install third-party apps makes Android smartphones targets for spyware.  

'Let a Thousand AIs Bloom'
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'Let a Thousand AIs Bloom'

Data science and philosophy professsor David Danks on the lack of diversity in artificial intelligence research.

Transformative Innovations Recognized
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Transformative Innovations Recognized

ACM celebrates individuals whose work has impacted datacenter networks, software, algorithms, and AI.

Researchers Flesh Out Biocomputing
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Researchers Flesh Out Biocomputing

Drawing Intelligence from actual brain cells could deliver human-like cognition in diverse fields.

Artificial Intelligence Still Can't Form Concepts
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Artificial Intelligence Still Can't Form Concepts

Concepts and abstraction are key to unlocking AI's full potential.

Computing and Social Responsibility
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Computing and Social Responsibility

Hardware, software, and social media companies increasingly must consider the potential social and ethical risks of their products.

Turning AI to Crime
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Turning AI to Crime

How cybercriminals use ChatGPT in creating malware and cyberattacks.  

David Papworth Honored with ACM Breakthrough in Computing Award
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David Papworth Honored with ACM Breakthrough in Computing Award

David B. Papworth has been named to receive the ACM Charles P. "Chuck" Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award for his work on microprocessors at Intel.
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