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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.


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.

Gaming Machine Learning
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Gaming Machine Learning

Game simulations are driving improvements in machine learning for autonomous vehicles and other devices.

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.

It's All About Image
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It's All About Image

Image recognition technology is advancing rapidly. Researchers are discovering new ways to tackle the task without enormous datasets.

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.

Cracking the Code on DNA Storage
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Cracking the Code on DNA Storage

Researchers are tapping DNA to create a new and different type of storage media. The technology could prove revolutionary.

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...

Making Smartphones More Aware
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Making Smartphones More Aware

The drive to make electronic devices more situationally, contextually aware of their environments. 

Making Chips Smarter
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Making Chips Smarter

Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning are motivating researchers to design and build new chips to support different computing models.

The Future of Semiconductors
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The Future of Semiconductors

Researchers are looking for new ways to advance semiconductors as Moore's Law approaches its limits.

A Healthy Approach?
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A Healthy Approach?

A new wave of consumer-centric connected fitness and health-related devices is changing healthcare.

The Road to Progress
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The Road to Progress

Smarter roads will pave the way to a future with smoother, more efficient transportation.

Are Computer Chips the New Security Threat?
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Are Computer Chips the New Security Threat?

Security researchers have identified a technique for installing a backdoor on computer chips, a security flaw that could profoundly change the computing industry...

Cracking the Code on Biology
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Cracking the Code on Biology

Genetic engineering promises to revolutionize everything from agriculture and biofuels to medicine and food safety.

The New Face of Biometrics
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The New Face of Biometrics

Advances in biometric authentication are finally pushing the technology into the mainstream.
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