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Hackers Are Exploiting a Flaw in Citrix Software Despite Fix
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Hackers Are Exploiting a Flaw in Citrix Software Despite Fix

Citrix Bleed, a critical flaw in Citrix Systems software, is being exploited by government-backed hackers and critical groups.

South Korea Allows Autonomous Robots to Use Sidewalks
From ACM TechNews

South Korea Allows Autonomous Robots to Use Sidewalks

The South Korean government is allowing authorized autonomous robots to drive along the country's sidewalks.

What Would the Chatbot Say?
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What Would the Chatbot Say?

Seeking to explain the unanticipated abilities of large language models.

New Tool for Building and Fixing Roads and Bridges: Artificial Intelligence
From ACM News

New Tool for Building and Fixing Roads and Bridges: Artificial Intelligence

In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, A.I. is being applied to the nation's aging infrastructure. Is that wise?

You Paid $1,000 for an iPhone, but Apple Still Controls It
From ACM News

You Paid $1,000 for an iPhone, but Apple Still Controls It

The company codes its devices with software that complicates repairs by triggering safety warnings and malfunctions.

Apple to Make It Easier to Text Between iPhones, Androids
From ACM TechNews

Apple to Make It Easier to Text Between iPhones, Androids

Apple will adopt a technological standard next year that will allow text messaging to operate more smoothly between its iOS devices and Android devices.

Scientists 3D-Print Hair Follicles in Lab-Grown Skin
From ACM TechNews

Scientists 3D-Print Hair Follicles in Lab-Grown Skin

A team led by scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has three-dimensionally (3D) printed hair follicles in lab-grown human skin tissue.

Better Machine Learning Models with Quantum Computers
From ACM TechNews

Better Machine Learning Models with Quantum Computers

Researchers demonstrated improved training of machine learning models using a method that combines the best features of classical and quantum computers.

Are Cat Qubits the Key to Reliable Quantum Computing in the Modern Era?
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Are Cat Qubits the Key to Reliable Quantum Computing in the Modern Era?

Quantum computers are prone to errors due to the sensitivity of qubits to environmental noise. Can cat qubits help build fault-tolerant quantum computers?

DeepMind Accurately Forecasts Weather on a Desktop Computer
From ACM TechNews

DeepMind Accurately Forecasts Weather on a Desktop Computer

Google DeepMind developed a machine-learning weather-forecasting model that outperformed the best conventional forecasting tools.

Hologram Lets Philippines' Marcos Speak in Singapore While Visiting U.S.
From ACM TechNews

Hologram Lets Philippines' Marcos Speak in Singapore While Visiting U.S.

About an hour after delivering a speech in California on Wednesday, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appeared in Singapore via hologram.

Tales of Topological Qubits
From Communications of the ACM

Tales of Topological Qubits

Emulating the behavior of exotic quantum states may give quantum computing a better way of squeezing out troublesome noise and errors.

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...

Glasses Use Sonar, AI to Interpret Upper Body Poses in 3D
From ACM TechNews

Glasses Use Sonar, AI to Interpret Upper Body Poses in 3D

Cornell University researchers have developed a wearable device that uses inaudible soundwaves and artificial intelligence to track the user's upper body movements...

Making Empathy Artificial
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Making Empathy Artificial

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

Smart Emergency Responses to Severe Weather
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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...
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