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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.


GPUs Reshape Computing
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GPUs Reshape Computing

Graphical processing units have emerged as a major powerhouse in the computing world, unleashing huge advancements in deep learning and AI.

Will Ecole 42 Crack the Code of Learning?
From ACM News

Will Ecole 42 Crack the Code of Learning?

A French institution may be a window into the future of coding education.

Building Morality Into Machines
From ACM News

Building Morality Into Machines

Technology ethics are a growing concern as artificial intelligence advances and autonomous technologies become reality.

France Embraces Digital Transformation
From ACM News

France Embraces Digital Transformation

Despite the challenges, France is providing public funding and investing in infrastructure to support business transition to digital technologies.

Cybersecurity Gets Smart
From Communications of the ACM

Cybersecurity Gets Smart

Researchers aim to apply artificial intelligence and machine-learning methods to take cybersecurity to a new, higher, and better level.

Heal Thyself!
From ACM News

Heal Thyself!

Researchers are developing electronic components that have the ability to recognize damage and repair themselves.

Better Memory
From Communications of the ACM

Better Memory

Advances in non-volatile memory are changing the face of computing and ushering in a new era of efficiencies.

Software-Defined Batteries Take Charge
From ACM News

Software-Defined Batteries Take Charge

Researchers are exploring a new generation of batteries that rely on software to define performance.

Data Is the New Currency
From ACM News

Data Is the New Currency

Digital technologies are driving new business models and changing the ways society views products and services.

Automotive Systems Get Smarter
From Communications of the ACM

Automotive Systems Get Smarter

Automotive infotainment systems are driving changes to automobiles, and to driver behavior.

Bird-Brained Drones?
From ACM News

Bird-Brained Drones?

Researchers are studying birds and insects in order to make drone flight second nature.

Drones Lack Autonomy
From ACM News

Drones Lack Autonomy

Researchers and engineers are exploring ways to help Unmanned Aerial Vehicles choose to fly themselves, and to fly more safely.

Between the Lines
From Communications of the ACM

Between the Lines

Smartphone apps are driving changes in the way people park. Sensors, crowdsourcing, and big data are making it easier to find open parking spots.

Welcome to Robot Hotel
From ACM News

Welcome to Robot Hotel

A new generation of autonomous robots will usher in changes in the hospitality industry and beyond.

License to Fly
From ACM News

License to Fly

Unmanned aerial vehicles, long used by the military, are entering the commercial sector in growing numbers. Who is going to fly them?

Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains
From Communications of the ACM

Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains

Transportation engineers and city planners are looking to information technology to redefine traffic management in urban areas. With the opportunity, however, comes...

Apps Change the Face of Computing
From ACM News

Apps Change the Face of Computing

As computing evolves and becomes increasingly mobile, apps are fundamentally changing actions…and interactions.

Weathering a New Era of Big Data
From Communications of the ACM

Weathering a New Era of Big Data

Increased computing power combined with new and more advanced models are changing weather forecasting.

A Sense of Technology
From ACM News

A Sense of Technology

Researchers are working to add smell, taste, and touch to the digital world, but significant challenges remain.

Facial Recognition Gets Real
From ACM News

Facial Recognition Gets Real

Facial recognition and expression analysis technologies are maturing, and they're changing the face of marketing, healthcare, security, and more.
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