DEPARTMENT: Cerf's up
Can we discover language in the vocalizations and/or gestures of non-human species? Within that question lies another: whether rich machine learning methods can demonstrate that interspecies communication is possible.
Vinton G. Cerf
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
In the June issue of Communications, Editor-in-Chief Andrew A. Chien suggested that ACM consider bestowing two A.M. Turing Awards per year. Reader reactions were thoughtful and provocative.
Orit Hazzan and Koby Mike on the need for a journal to cover data science education exclusively.
Orit Hazzan, Koby Mike
The quest to find greater security through obscurity.
Internet security was once based on trust and needs to be updated.
New unions could change how tech giants engage with their employees.
Repeated ethical violations ends with membership revocation and ban.
Marty J. Wolf, Don Gotterbarn, Michael Kirkpatrick
COLUMN: Economic and business dimensions
Considering a new regulatory proposal for addressing digital market competition concerns.
Shifting the focus from the perceived difficulty of learning programming to making programming more universally accessible.
Brett A. Becker
COLUMN: Kode Vicious
There is much to be learned from the lower-level details of hardware.
George V. Neville-Neil
Recommendations for increasing the benefits of artificial intelligence technologies.
Recent experiences toward communicating science to the general public.
Proven practices to recruit domestic computer science graduate students.
David Whalley, Xin Yuan, Xiuwen Liu
A survey for practitioners.
Ramya Srinivasan, Ajay Chander
What was once a way to bring audio and video to the Web has expanded into more use cases than we could ever imagine.
Niklas Blum, Serge Lachapelle, Harald Alvestrand
SECTION: Contributed articles
A panoramic view of a popular platform for C program analysis and verification.
Patrick Baudin, François Bobot, David Bühler, Loïc Correnson, Florent Kirchner, Nikolai Kosmatov, André Maroneze, Valentin Perrelle, Virgile Prevosto, Julien Signoles, Nicky Williams
Using clever video curation and processing practices to extract video training signals automatically.
Tali Dekel, Noah Snavely
A method for reducing delivery delays for multimedia data produced by the Internet of Things.
Xiaonan Wang, Xingwei Wang
SECTION: Review articles
A future-state architectural strategy designed to support chatbot integration with service delivery systems.
Alistair Barros, Renuka Sindhgatta, Alireza Nili
Collaborations between two communities have unearthed a sweet spot for future programming efforts.
Sarah E. Chasins, Elena L. Glassman, Joshua Sunshine
SECTION: Research highlights
"Optimal Auctions Through Deep Learning," by Paul Dütting et al., contributes a very interesting and forward-looking new take on the optimal multi-item mechanism computational challenge, initiating the use of deep learning for …
We overview recent research results that show how tools from deep learning are shaping up to become a powerful tool for the automated design of near-optimal auctions.
Paul Dütting, Zhe Feng, Harikrishna Narasimhan, David C. Parkes, Sai S. Ravindranath
The automated blood pressure wearable system described in "eBP," by Nam Bui et al., is a sterling example of the third wave of mobile health tech to fill the preventative care gap.
Josiah D. Hester
We developed eBP to measure blood pressure from inside a user's ear aiming to minimize the measurement's impact on normal activities while maximizing its comfort level.
Nam Bui, Nhat Pham, Jessica Jacqueline Barnitz, Zhanan Zou, Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Taeho Kim, Nicholas Farrow, Anh Nguyen, Jianliang Xiao, Robin Deterding, Thang Dinh, Tam Vu
COLUMN: Last byte
Crime-solving computer plays by its own rules.