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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.


Encryption Meant to Protect Against Quantum Hackers Is Easily Cracked
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Encryption Meant to Protect Against Quantum Hackers Is Easily Cracked

Ward Beullens at IBM Research Zurich in Switzerland easily cracked a cryptography algorithm touted as one of three contenders for a global standard against quantum...

How Picking Up Your Smartphone Could Reveal Your Identity
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How Picking Up Your Smartphone Could Reveal Your Identity

Researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Bath use phone usage time to help identify users

Toyota Halts Japan Production As Supplier Probes Possible Cyberattack
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Toyota Halts Japan Production As Supplier Probes Possible Cyberattack

Toyota-owned truck manufacturer Hino Motors said two of its plants were affected, while Daihatsu, a Toyota affiliate that makes small cars, reportedly also stopped...

Tech Giants to Be Forced to Share More Data Under EU Proposal
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Tech Giants to Be Forced to Share More Data Under EU Proposal

Groups say rules unfairly target the biggest firms and could push companies to store more data in Europe.

A Group Effort
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A Group Effort

Researchers look for new insights in the world of hypergraphs.

Accelerating AI
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Accelerating AI

Specialized hardware to boost the speed of machine learning also saves energy.

The C.D.C. Isn't Publishing Large Portions of the COVID Data It Collects
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The C.D.C. Isn't Publishing Large Portions of the COVID Data It Collects

The agency has withheld critical data on boosters, hospitalizations and, until recently, wastewater analyses.

Genetic Database to Identify Missing Persons in El Salvador
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Genetic Database to Identify Missing Persons in El Salvador

A new genetic database was created to identify people who went missing or were adopted illegally during the 1980-1992 war in El Salvador.

AI's Potential Boon to Businesses
From ACM TechNews

AI's Potential Boon to Businesses

E-commerce companies can more efficiently organize products and help customers find what they want with artificial intelligence.

Solving for Why
From Communications of the ACM

Solving for Why

A focus on causality is promising to help researchers overcome shortcomings that have bedeviled more traditional approaches to artificial intelligence.

Virtual Duplicates
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Virtual Duplicates

Digital twins aim to model reality so we can see how it changes.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger
From Communications of the ACM

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger

Advancements in AI, machine learning, and next-gen technologies are transforming the fight against world hunger.

Cloud-Based Platform Opens Genomics Data to All
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Cloud-Based Platform Opens Genomics Data to All

A cloud-based platform developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University offers access to one of the biggest genomics databases in the world.

Human Induced Cells Grown in Petri Dish Learn to Play Pong Faster Than AI
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Human Induced Cells Grown in Petri Dish Learn to Play Pong Faster Than AI

Researchers at Cortical Labs in Australia demonstrated that human-induced neurons grown in a petri dish can be taught to play the retro videogame Pong in only five...

Using Sparse Data to Predict Lab Quakes
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Using Sparse Data to Predict Lab Quakes

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a machine learning approach that can predict fault slip in laboratory earthquakes with reliability...

Levi's AI Chief Says Algorithms Have Helped Boost Revenue
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Levi's AI Chief Says Algorithms Have Helped Boost Revenue

Artificial intelligence and a data repository built on Google Cloud have helped Levi Strauss & Co. improve revenue and profitability, says chief strategy and AI...

Medical AI, Radiologist Experts May Be Vulnerable to Adversarial Attacks
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Medical AI, Radiologist Experts May Be Vulnerable to Adversarial Attacks

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and from China deceived an artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer diagnosis model and human specialists with doctored...

Confidential Computing Conquers Hacks
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Confidential Computing Conquers Hacks

Protecting data while it is in use, rather than at rest or in flight.

Shrinking Artificial Intelligence
From Communications of the ACM

Shrinking Artificial Intelligence

Energy concerns push AI optimizations to the edge.

Converting Laws to Programs
From Communications of the ACM

Converting Laws to Programs

In highly regulated industries, it is critical that laws are translated precisely into code that reflects their intent.
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