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Saving Digital Libraries and the Internet Archive
From Communications of the ACM

Saving Digital Libraries and the Internet Archive

A battle over "truth and who has access to it in the digital age."

Revamping Python for an AI World
From Communications of the ACM

Revamping Python for an AI World

Mojo has the same syntax as Python, but runs up to 35,000 times faster.

China Claims World's Fastest Internet
From ACM TechNews

China Claims World's Fastest Internet

Huawei Technologies Co. and China Mobile Ltd. have built a 3,000-km (1,860-mile) Internet network linking Beijing to the south.

How Meta Is Monetizing the Decline of Facebook
From ACM News

How Meta Is Monetizing the Decline of Facebook

Meta's goal is to get more people to use more of its apps and to monetize those people to the greatest extent possible.

Web Browsing Data Collected in More Detail Than Previously Known
From ACM TechNews

Web Browsing Data Collected in More Detail Than Previously Known

Web browsing data is being collected and sold in greater detail than previously thought, according to a report by the non-profit Irish Council for Civil Liberties...

Making Empathy Artificial
From ACM News

Making Empathy Artificial

Scientists strive to add the ability to understand what others are feeling to artificial intelligence.

Smart Emergency Responses to Severe Weather
From ACM TechNews

Smart Emergency Responses to Severe Weather

A new system calculates the fastest routes for emergency services to respond to calls while factoring in traffic disruptions that may result from climate-related...

Universities Train Engineers for the Quantum Future
From ACM TechNews

Universities Train Engineers for the Quantum Future

Colleges are starting the process of educating future engineers in topics such as how quantum computing hardware components work and how to write quantum computing...

Race Cannot Be Used to Predict Heart Disease
From ACM TechNews

Race Cannot Be Used to Predict Heart Disease

The American Heart Association is removing race as a factor in predicting heart disease from a widely used cardiac-risk algorithm.

Is Argentina the First A.I. Election?
From ACM News

Is Argentina the First A.I. Election?

The two men jostling to be the country's next president are using artificial intelligence to create images and videos to promote themselves and attack each other...

How Quantum Computing Can Benefit Drug Discovery
From ACM News

How Quantum Computing Can Benefit Drug Discovery

Quantum computing aims to reduce cost and time.

Fake Reviews Are Rampant Online. Can a Crackdown End Them?
From ACM News

Fake Reviews Are Rampant Online. Can a Crackdown End Them?

A wave of regulation and industry action has placed the flourishing fake review business on notice. But experts say the problem may be insurmountable.

Rats Use Imagination to Navigate in VR
From ACM TechNews

Rats Use Imagination to Navigate in VR

Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute tested whether rats, like humans, can use their thoughts to navigate a virtual environment.

Magnetic Sensors Pinpoint 
GPU Cryptojacking Attacks
From ACM News

Magnetic Sensors Pinpoint 
GPU Cryptojacking Attacks

Identifying incursions with magnetic sensors.

A Man with Parkinson's Regained the Ability to Walk, Thanks to a Spinal Implant
From ACM News

A Man with Parkinson's Regained the Ability to Walk, Thanks to a Spinal Implant

The implant delivers bursts of electrical signals, stimulating his spinal cord to make his leg muscles move.

Thousands in Line to Get Brain Chip Implant by Elon Musk's Neuralink
From ACM News

Thousands in Line to Get Brain Chip Implant by Elon Musk's Neuralink

The implant, designed to replace the removed skull piece, will read and analyse the person's brain activity and wirelessly relay this information to a nearby laptop...

Personalized A.I. Agents Are Here. Is the World Ready for Them?
From ACM News

Personalized A.I. Agents Are Here. Is the World Ready for Them?

The age of autonomous A.I. assistants could have huge implications.

Engineers Are on a Failure-Finding Mission
From ACM TechNews

Engineers Are on a Failure-Finding Mission

An algorithm developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers aims to identify potential failures in simulated autonomous systems prior to their real...

Digital Twins May Enable Personalized Health Treatment
From ACM TechNews

Digital Twins May Enable Personalized Health Treatment

Combining data about the human body with patients’ personal data to create digital twins of their organs could lead to personalized treatments and help avoid medical...

Silicon Valley's Big, Bold Sci-Fi Bet on the Device That Comes After the Smartphone
From ACM TechNews

Silicon Valley's Big, Bold Sci-Fi Bet on the Device That Comes After the Smartphone

San Francisco-based startup Humane is pinning its hopes on what's being billed as the first artificially intelligent device.
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