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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.


How to Fix Facebook, According to Facebook Employees
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How to Fix Facebook, According to Facebook Employees

Internal research documents provide a blueprint for solving the company's biggest problems.

The Tech Industry is a 'Boys Club,' New Report Says
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The Tech Industry is a 'Boys Club,' New Report Says

While women in tech have some optimism about the future of the industry, they're feeling the effects of being an underrepresented group.

NATO Releases First-Ever Strategy for Artificial Intelligence
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NATO Releases First-Ever Strategy for Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is one of the seven technological areas which NATO Allies have prioritized for their relevance to defence and security.

Some Artists Found a Lifeline Selling NFTs. Others Worry It's a Trap
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Some Artists Found a Lifeline Selling NFTs. Others Worry It's a Trap

Artists are jumping into a market that will pay thousands for their work. But they're running into scams, environmental concerns, and crypto hype.

NASA Challenges Students to Design Moon-Digging Robots
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NASA Challenges Students to Design Moon-Digging Robots

NASA's Lunabotics Junior Contest offers students in grades K-12 the opportunity to design lunar-excavating robots.

Social Media, AI Can Measure Aesthetic Quality of Landscapes
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Social Media, AI Can Measure Aesthetic Quality of Landscapes

Researchers used deep learning to develop a model that can factor people's aesthetic enjoyment of a landscape into ecosystem service assessments.

A Way to Measure Tech Complexity
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A Way to Measure Tech Complexity

An international team of scientists developed a method of quantifying technological complexity through the measurement of fluid human actions.

Intel Falls as Outlook Shows Costly Path to Regain Dominance
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Intel Falls as Outlook Shows Costly Path to Regain Dominance

Datacenter unit sales decline from major cloud providers.

How AI Could Solve Supply Chain Shortages and Save Christmas
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How AI Could Solve Supply Chain Shortages and Save Christmas

Just-in-time shipping is dead. Long live supply chains stress-tested with AI digital twins.

Quantum-Encrypted Information Transmitted Over Fiber More Than 600 Km Long
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Quantum-Encrypted Information Transmitted Over Fiber More Than 600 Km Long

Researchers established secure quantum communication over 605 kilometers (375 miles) of fiber through a new signal stabilization method.

Facebook Wrestles With the Features It Used to Define Social Networking
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Facebook Wrestles With the Features It Used to Define Social Networking

Likes and shares made the social media site what it is. Now, company documents show, it's struggling to deal with their effects.

Facebook Whistleblower Documents Offer New Revelations about Jan. 6 Response
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Facebook Whistleblower Documents Offer New Revelations about Jan. 6 Response

A congressional staffer provided the redacted documents to news outlets.

Twitter Admits Bias in Algorithm for Rightwing Politicians, News Outlets
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Twitter Admits Bias in Algorithm for Rightwing Politicians, News Outlets

Researchers at Twitter found that the social media platform amplifies more tweets from rightwing politicians and news outlets than content from leftwing sources...

Robot Artist Ai-Da Released by Egyptian Border Guards
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Robot Artist Ai-Da Released by Egyptian Border Guards

Egyptian border agents have released a British-built robot after detaining it at customs for 10 days.

Self-Driving Race Cars Make History in Indianapolis
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Self-Driving Race Cars Make History in Indianapolis

The Indy Autonomous Challenge in Indianapolis made history as the first racing competition between driverless vehicles.

Meet Snitch: The Small, Agile RISC-V Processor
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Meet Snitch: The Small, Agile RISC-V Processor

Tests uggest the new RISC-V-based Snitch processor used in parallel can be 3.5 times more energy efficient than other benchmark designs, and six times faster.

Artificial Networks Learn to Smell Like the Brain
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Artificial Networks Learn to Smell Like the Brain

A machine learning model can train itself to smell by building an artificial neural network that mimics the brain's odor-processing olfactory circuits.

Qubit Devices Inch Toward Reality
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Qubit Devices Inch Toward Reality

Key questions and challenges remain, including how to scale qubit devices while reducing noise and errors to the point where the devices become useful.

Holograms on the Horizon?
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Holograms on the Horizon?

Machine learning drives toward 3D imaging on the move.
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