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Using Psychology to Bolster Cybersecurity
From Communications of the ACM

Using Psychology to Bolster Cybersecurity

Getting into the minds of attackers to protect the enterprise.

Asian Games Landmark for eSports Fires Olympic Dreams
From ACM TechNews

Asian Games Landmark for eSports Fires Olympic Dreams

At the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, eSports players will have the opportunity to medal for the first time. The event, which begins Sept. 23, will see eSports...

Shining a Light on the Dark Web
From Communications of the ACM

Shining a Light on the Dark Web

How the Dark Web continues to operate, and why law enforcement will not shut it down anytime soon.

Distilling What We Know
From Communications of the ACM

Distilling What We Know

Researchers look to cut large GPT models down to size.

'Digital Heist' Recaptures the Rosetta Stone
From ACM TechNews

'Digital Heist' Recaptures the Rosetta Stone

A collective of designers in London have "digitally repatriated" the Rosetta Stone by creating a three-dimensional digital representation of the relic that people...

VR Headsets Are Vulnerable to Hackers
From ACM TechNews

VR Headsets Are Vulnerable to Hackers

Computer scientists found hackers can translate the movements of virtual and augmented reality headset users into words using spyware and artificial intelligence...

At Wagner's Festival, New Technology Reveals a Leadership Rift
From ACM TechNews

At Wagner's Festival, New Technology Reveals a Leadership Rift

The use of augmented reality in a production of the opera "Parsifal" opening Germany's Bayreuth Festival has incited a financial and philosophical dispute.

The ESRB Wants to Start Using Facial Scanning Technology to Check People's Ages
From ACM News

The ESRB Wants to Start Using Facial Scanning Technology to Check People's Ages

The FTC is now seeking public feedback on the ESRB's proposal.

Computer-Assisted Proofs Take on Fluid Flow
From Communications of the ACM

Computer-Assisted Proofs Take on Fluid Flow

Researchers use computers to show that equations can "blow up."

3D Modeling Draws on AI
From Communications of the ACM

3D Modeling Draws on AI

Artificial intelligence can unlock speed and quality improvements in three-dimensional graphics.

Tech Firms Hope Workouts Can Sell Women on VR Headsets
From ACM TechNews

Tech Firms Hope Workouts Can Sell Women on VR Headsets

Major technology companies hope to establish a mainstream market for virtual reality products by selling work, fitness, and entertainment applications to young...

Will Robots Triumph Over World Cup Winners by 2050?
From ACM News

Will Robots Triumph Over World Cup Winners by 2050?

The RoboCup dream has inspired generations of roboticists.

Robot Takes Podium as Orchestra Conductor in Seoul
From ACM TechNews

Robot Takes Podium as Orchestra Conductor in Seoul

An android robot engineered by South Korea's Korea Institute of Industrial Technology recently conducted that country’s national orchestra at Seoul's National Theater...

After Twitter
From ACM News

After Twitter

New social apps arise to challenge troubled Twitter.

Accelerating Optical Communications with AI
From Communications of the ACM

Accelerating Optical Communications with AI

Communications efficiency helps bring photonics to artificial intelligence.

The Rise of the Chatbots
From Communications of the ACM

The Rise of the Chatbots

How do we keep track of the truth when bots are becoming increasingly skilled liars?

Outsmarting Deepfake Video
From Communications of the ACM

Outsmarting Deepfake Video

Looking for truth, when "it's becoming surprisingly easy to distort reality."
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