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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.


Post-Quantum Cryptography
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Post-Quantum Cryptography

Cryptographers seek algorithms quantum computers cannot break.

Quantum Computers and the Universe
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Quantum Computers and the Universe

Ideas for quantum computing change the way we think about space and time.

Neurosymbolic AI
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Neurosymbolic AI

Combining neural networks with symbolic representations might make them more versatile and dependable.

Building a Practical Quantum Computer
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Building a Practical Quantum Computer

Quantum computation has a long road ahead.

A Deeper Understanding of Deep Learning
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A Deeper Understanding of Deep Learning

Kernel methods clarify why neural networks generalize so well.

Accelerating AI
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Accelerating AI

Specialized hardware to boost the speed of machine learning also saves energy.

Trouble at the Source
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Trouble at the Source

Errors and biases in artificial intelligence systems often reflect the data used to train them.

Flatter Chips
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Flatter Chips

Two-dimensional materials — graphene and its cousins — could enable better integrated circuits.

Deceiving AI
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Deceiving AI

The uncanny power of machine learning can be turned against it.

A Satisfying Result
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A Satisfying Result

Formulating a decades-old geometric conjecture as a satisfiability problem opened the door to its final resolution.

Deep Learning Aces Protein Folding
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Deep Learning Aces Protein Folding

In a long-running prediction challenge, DeepMind's algorithms change the game.

The Power of Quantum Complexity
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The Power of Quantum Complexity

A theorem about computations that exploit quantum mechanics challenges longstanding ideas in mathematics and physics.

Fugaku Takes the Lead
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Fugaku Takes the Lead

Japan tops the Top500 supercomputer rankings, for the moment.

Seeking Artificial Common Sense
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Seeking Artificial Common Sense

The long-standing goal of providing artificial intelligence some measure of common sense remains elusive.

Bouncing Balls and Quantum Computing
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Bouncing Balls and Quantum Computing

A lighthearted method for calculating π is analogous to a fundamental algorithm for quantum computing.

Digital Humans on the Big Screen
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Digital Humans on the Big Screen

Motion pictures are using new techniques in computer-generated imagery to create feature-length performances by convincingly "de-aged" actors.

A Proof from 'The Book'
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A Proof from 'The Book'

A decades-old conjecture about computational complexity is confirmed in just a few pages.

Algorithms to Harvest the Wind
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Algorithms to Harvest the Wind

Wake steering can help ever-larger turbines work together more efficiently on wind farms.

Information Is Physics
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Information Is Physics

Individual bits of information can have direct physical consequences.

Closing In on Quantum Error Correction
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Closing In on Quantum Error Correction

Quantum computers will only become practical when they implement quantum error correction.
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