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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.


The Chatbots are Coming!
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The Chatbots are Coming!

Advances in chatbots are changing the way we interact with computing devices.

A Healthy Dose of Wearables
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A Healthy Dose of Wearables

Smart watches and other wearables are evolving into medical devices that will drive significant changes in healthcare.

Flexible Displays Enter the Picture
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Flexible Displays Enter the Picture

Engineers have long attempted to develop flexible displays and devices. The technology is finally becoming a reality.

Consumer Rating Algorithms Score Big with Businesses, Governments
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Consumer Rating Algorithms Score Big with Businesses, Governments

Businesses, universities, and governments increasingly are turning to algorithms to make crucial decisions about how to treat customers and citizens.

Virtual Reality Goes on Trial
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Virtual Reality Goes on Trial

VR could significantly change the way jurors and judges weigh evidence in the courtroom.

The New Face of Law Enforcement
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The New Face of Law Enforcement

Facial recognition and augmented reality are changing the way law enforcement agencies investigate crime, but there are important privacy issues to consider.

Chip Implants Get Real
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Chip Implants Get Real

The notion of using implantable chips to authenticate people is gaining support, but it raises important privacy questions.

 The Fake News Wars Have Only Begun
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The Fake News Wars Have Only Begun

 The next generation of false news will feature realistic-looking videos and a battle of algorithms.

Finding a Healthier Approach to Managing Medical Data
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Finding a Healthier Approach to Managing Medical Data

Researchers are exploring ways to put medical data to greater use while better protecting privacy.

Computing Gets Foggy
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Computing Gets Foggy

Fog computing offers a more effective way to address the challenges of distributed systems and Internet of Things devices.

Can Neuroevolution Change Machine Learning?
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Can Neuroevolution Change Machine Learning?

Neuroevolution borrows techniques from natural evolution to push the boundaries of machine learning.

In Pursuit of an Artificial Brain
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In Pursuit of an Artificial Brain

Researchers are creating artificial life to take thinking beyond the human realm; the approach could redefine artificial intelligence.

Battling AI Biases
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Battling AI Biases

Machine learning mimics human biases; addressing the problem is complicated.

How High Can High-Rises Go?
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How High Can High-Rises Go?

Digital technologies and new and better materials have stretched the boundaries of building design.

Spies in Our Pockets
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Spies in Our Pockets

Electronic eavesdropping is becoming ever more nefarious in the age of smartphones and digital devices.

Can AI Solve Poverty?
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Can AI Solve Poverty?

Researchers are turning to artificial intelligence to gain insights into factors that lead to poverty and other social problems.

Robot the Musical
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Robot the Musical

Artificial intelligence promises to change aspects of music ranging from rock concerts to advertising jingles.

When Cars Fly
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When Cars Fly

The idea of personal air vehicles has been around for decades. Now the concept is taking off.

Building a Better IoT
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Building a Better IoT

A robust and resilient Internet of Things framework is critical for future progress. New and emerging concepts may illuminate the path.

Making Machines Make Sense
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Making Machines Make Sense

Researchers are working to imbue computing devices with sophisticated object recognition and tactile capabilities that could take computer sensing to an entirely...
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