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Preserving the Past with Immersive Technologies
From Communications of the ACM

Preserving the Past with Immersive Technologies

Digital technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and holograms allow museums and other institutions to preserve historical events and tell stories...

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting
From Communications of the ACM

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting

In an increasingly digital world, how do you teach students cursive handwriting?

The Afterlife Online
From ACM News

The Afterlife Online

Preparing for the end of life should include consideration of online accounts that will continue when you're gone.

Neurotechnology and the Law
From Communications of the ACM

Neurotechnology and the Law

How closely should implants be regulated?

Using Makeup to Block Surveillance
From Communications of the ACM

Using Makeup to Block Surveillance

Altering one's facial features with a special type of makeup can keep them from being recognized by artificial intelligence.

The Drones of War
From ACM News

The Drones of War

Drone makers are donating, or selling at cost, unmanned aerial drones to Ukraine.

First, There Were Bug Bounties. Now, Here Come the Bias Bounties
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First, There Were Bug Bounties. Now, Here Come the Bias Bounties

Offering rewards for the identification of bias in algorithms.

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.

Filtering for Beauty
From Communications of the ACM

Filtering for Beauty

Social media "influencers" use augmented reality filtering apps to appear more beautiful, together, and cool. Results may vary.

Tech Company Initiatives Encourage Greater Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
From ACM News

Tech Company Initiatives Encourage Greater Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

CEOs increasingly consider DEI a strategic business priority.

A Battery-Free Internet of Things
From Communications of the ACM

A Battery-Free Internet of Things

The Internet of Things can thrive without hardwired or consumable power sources.

Automating the Farm
From ACM News

Automating the Farm

Seeking increased yields with precision agriculture technology.

Just Think: The Outlook for BCI
From ACM News

Just Think: The Outlook for BCI

Where Brain-Computer Interfaces are headed.

The Next Best Thing to Being There
From ACM News

The Next Best Thing to Being There

Encouraged by the pandemic, augmented and mixed realities bring new views to end-users in medicine, industry, and the military.

Softening Up Robots
From Communications of the ACM

Softening Up Robots

Giving robots soft, artificial skin would enable them to work more closely with people.

Help Wanted: Quantum
From ACM News

Help Wanted: Quantum

How the U.S. can build a quantum workforce.

The Future of the Supply Chain
From ACM News

The Future of the Supply Chain

Experts agree supplies increasingly will be near-sourced.

The Future of Work
From ACM News

The Future of Work

What will office jobs look like after the pandemic?

Coping with Burnout in IT
From ACM News

Coping with Burnout in IT

Supporting staffers working from home adds another layer to the stress many IT professionals already were feeling.

Hiring from the Autism Spectrum
From Communications of the ACM

Hiring from the Autism Spectrum

Companies increasingly are looking to hire people who are on the autism spectrum to fill IT roles.
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