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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.


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?

Neurotechnology and the Law
From Communications of the ACM

Neurotechnology and the Law

How closely should implants be regulated?

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.

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.

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.

How Universities Deploy Student Data
From Communications of the ACM

How Universities Deploy Student Data

Personalizing efforts to drive greater student retention and success.

'Magic Mirror on My Wall…'
From ACM News

'Magic Mirror on My Wall…'

Smart mirrors bring a new form-factor to on-campus information access.  

Exoskeletons Today
From Communications of the ACM

Exoskeletons Today

Wearable mobile machines integrate people and machines to assist the movement-impaired, and amplify the capabilities of industrial and defense workers while protecting...

Eyes in the Skies
From ACM News

Eyes in the Skies

Privacy concerns arise around the New York Police Department's drone program.  

The Dangers of Automating Social Programs
From Communications of the ACM

The Dangers of Automating Social Programs

Is it possible to keep bias out of a social program driven by one or more algorithms?

The State of Fakery
From Communications of the ACM

The State of Fakery

How digital media could be authenticated, from computational, legal, and ethical points of view.

Overcoming Disabilities
From Communications of the ACM

Overcoming Disabilities

Brain-computer interfaces hold the promise of fully featured replacements for body parts that don't work or are missing.

Combating Cancer With Data
From Communications of the ACM

Combating Cancer With Data

Supercomputers will sift massive amounts of data in search of therapies that work.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
From ACM News

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

An out-of-the-box solution to infrastructure is drawing increasing attention.

Computing the Arts
From Communications of the ACM

Computing the Arts

Artists can use software to create art, and some software creates art all on its own.

The 'smart City' Is Increasingly Global
From ACM News

The 'smart City' Is Increasingly Global

Municipalities all over the world are building greater intelligence into their infrastructures.

Wi-Fi Kiosks Replacing Payphones in Nyc
From ACM News

Wi-Fi Kiosks Replacing Payphones in Nyc

A move to provide free Internet services yields some unexpected consequences.

Chatbots Take Off
From ACM News

Chatbots Take Off

Companies are exploring the use of a "human dialogue interface" to interact with customers and employees more effectively.
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