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Technology's Impact on Morality
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Technology's Impact on Morality

Leading technologists and thinkers are concerned about technology's impact on our ethical thinking.

Robots with Realistic Pain Expressions Can Reduce Examination Error, Bias
From ACM TechNews

Robots with Realistic Pain Expressions Can Reduce Examination Error, Bias

A new technique for generating more realistic facial expressions of pain on robotic patients could also help correct signs of bias among medical students.

The Data Science Boom is Here
From ACM News

The Data Science Boom is Here

Data science brings a new spin to computer science education.  

In Memoriam Andrea Danyluk 1963–2022
From ACM News

In Memoriam Andrea Danyluk 1963–2022

Danyluk was Mary A. and William Wirt Warren Professor of Computer Science at Williams College, and co-chair of the Committee on Widening Participation in Computing...

Algorithmic Hiring Needs a Human Face
From Communications of the ACM

Algorithmic Hiring Needs a Human Face

Artificial intelligence may be an unstoppable force, but in the recruitment market it has met an immovable object: humans. Something has to give.

Digital Technology Fans Firefighting
From ACM News

Digital Technology Fans Firefighting

New tools help firefighters identify the dynamics and characteristics of a fire—and respond more effectively.

African Software Developers Use AI to Fight Inequality
From ACM TechNews

African Software Developers Use AI to Fight Inequality

Developers like South African computer scientist Raesetje Sefala hope to combat inequality across Africa by harnessing artificial intelligence AI.

U.S. Government Releases National Strategic Plan for Quantum Workforce Development
From ACM News

U.S. Government Releases National Strategic Plan for Quantum Workforce Development

The agencies also announced U.S. plans to participate in World Quantum Day, an international event to be held on April 14.

Minecraft DDoS Attack Leaves Small European Country Without Internet
From ACM TechNews

Minecraft DDoS Attack Leaves Small European Country Without Internet

Andorra Telecom experienced repeated distributed denial-of-service attacks during the SquidCraft Games tournament in Minecraft, a multi-day Twitch gaming tournament...

Artificial Intelligence: Digital Pen Helps People Learn to Write
From ACM News

Artificial Intelligence: Digital Pen Helps People Learn to Write

Teachers are given more freedom for creative and communicative tasks.

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.

A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles
From ACM TechNews

A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles

Quarantines and school closures have shifted some students back to remote learning, highlighting the digital divide.

Security Flaws Seen in China's Mandatory Olympics App for Athletes
From ACM TechNews

Security Flaws Seen in China's Mandatory Olympics App for Athletes

Canadian cybersecurity watchdog Citizen Lab has detailed encryption flaws in the mandatory smartphone application China created for Winter Olympics athletes.

The Future of Robot Nannies
From ACM News

The Future of Robot Nannies

A machine can't love our children, but our children might love them.

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.

Monetizing Your Personal Data
From Communications of the ACM

Monetizing Your Personal Data

What is your private data worth, to you and to the companies willing to pay you for it?

University Launches First Full Class in Virtual Reality
From ACM News

University Launches First Full Class in Virtual Reality


Cornell University Reports More Than 900 Covid-19 Cases This Week
From ACM News

Cornell University Reports More Than 900 Covid-19 Cases This Week

Many are Omicron variant cases in fully vaccinated students.

South Korea Trials Robots in Preschools to Prepare Children for High-Tech Future
From ACM TechNews

South Korea Trials Robots in Preschools to Prepare Children for High-Tech Future

The South Korean government has launched trials of small robots in 300 nurseries and childcare centers in Seoul as teaching aids.

U.S. Workforce Falling Behind in Digital Skills
From ACM TechNews

U.S. Workforce Falling Behind in Digital Skills

A report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation estimated that nearly a third of the U.S. workforce has limited or no digital skills.
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