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A Professor Built an AI Teaching Assistant for His Courses--and It Could Shape the Future of Education
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A Professor Built an AI Teaching Assistant for His Courses--and It Could Shape the Future of Education

Georgia Institute of Technology professor Ashok Goel has created an artificially intelligent teaching assistant.

How Aristotle Created the Computer
From ACM TechNews

How Aristotle Created the Computer

Modern computers would not exist without the influence of Aristotelean principles.

Sorry, a Robot Is Not About to Replace Your Lawyer
From ACM News

Sorry, a Robot Is Not About to Replace Your Lawyer

Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley's next...

Quantum Computer Learns to 'See' Trees
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Quantum Computer Learns to 'See' Trees

St. Mary's College researchers trained a quantum computer to recognize trees, a breakthrough they say could help scientists use other quantum systems for complicated...

Girls Now Outnumber Boys in High School STEM, but Still Lag in College and Career
From ACM TechNews

Girls Now Outnumber Boys in High School STEM, but Still Lag in College and Career

Although girls currently comprise about 50% of the enrollment in U.S. high school science and math classes, they still lag their male counterparts in college and...

CODeLLA Aims to Teach Latina Girls Another Vital Language: Coding
From ACM TechNews

CODeLLA Aims to Teach Latina Girls Another Vital Language: Coding

The Miami, FL-based CODeLLA project was launched in 2013 to encourage Latina girls ages 8-12 to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

New Studies Illustrate How Gamers Get Good
From ACM TechNews

New Studies Illustrate How Gamers Get Good

A new study followed players of the computer games "Halo: Reach" and "StarCraft 2" to learn how they acquired and maintained their skill level.

Trump Signs Laws to Promote Women in STEM
From ACM TechNews

Trump Signs Laws to Promote Women in STEM

President Trump on Tuesday signed into law two bills aimed at encouraging women and girls to enter science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

National Science Foundation Funds Supercomputer Cluster at Penn State
From ACM TechNews

National Science Foundation Funds Supercomputer Cluster at Penn State

The Pennsylvania State University Cyber-Laboratory for Astronomy, Materials, and Physics is acquiring a high-performance computer cluster that will support interdisciplinary...

Report: Reforming STEM Ed at Research Universities
From ACM TechNews

Report: Reforming STEM Ed at Research Universities

Instructional methods for science, technology, engineering, and math undergraduate programs must change with education research, according to a new report.

CRISPR Pioneer Muses about Long Journey from China to Pinnacle of American Science
From ACM Opinion

CRISPR Pioneer Muses about Long Journey from China to Pinnacle of American Science

Feng Zhang occupies a corner office on the 10th floor of the gleaming, modern biotechnology palace called the Broad Institute.

What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism
From ACM News

What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism

When Republican Steve King beat back Democratic challenger Kim Weaver in the race for Iowa's 4th congressional district seat in November, The Washington Post snapped...

STEM Grads' Pay Likely to Be Highest Among Class of 2017
From ACM TechNews

STEM Grads' Pay Likely to Be Highest Among Class of 2017

Employers expect Class of 2017 graduates with bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will earn the highest average starting salaries...

Pushing Boundaries
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Pushing Boundaries

The recent Women in Data Science Conference provided a forum for female data scientists to discuss a range of topics in the field.

Yale Will Rename Calhoun College to Honor 'Trailblazing' Alum Grace Murray Hopper
From ACM News

Yale Will Rename Calhoun College to Honor 'Trailblazing' Alum Grace Murray Hopper

Hopper was an early computer scientist who foresaw the importance technology would have in daily life.

NASA, UCI Reveal New Details of Greenland Ice Loss
From ACM News

NASA, UCI Reveal New Details of Greenland Ice Loss

Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign last March, data from the new program are providing a dramatic...

The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class
From ACM Opinion

The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class

In February 1975, a group of geneticists gathered in a tiny town on the central coast of California to decide if their work would bring about the end of the world...

New Algorithms May Revolutionize Drug Discoveries—and Our Understanding of Life
From ACM News

New Algorithms May Revolutionize Drug Discoveries—and Our Understanding of Life

A new set of machine learning algorithms that can generate three-dimensional structures of tiny protein molecules may revolutionize the development of drug therapies...

Tech vs. Trump War Over Immigration Intensifies
From ACM Careers

Tech vs. Trump War Over Immigration Intensifies

Shortly after his election victory, Donald Trump assembled executives from tech giants including Amazon, Apple and Google for a meeting at Trump Tower meant to...

Computing Conference to Celebrate 50 Years of Turing Award
From ACM TechNews

Computing Conference to Celebrate 50 Years of Turing Award

ACM has announced it will celebrate 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, also known as the "Nobel Prize of Computing," with a high-profile conference to be held...
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