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Dead Languages Come to Life
From Communications of the ACM

Dead Languages Come to Life

Artificial intelligence automates the translation of extinct languages.

Augmented Reality Gets Real
From Communications of the ACM

Augmented Reality Gets Real

Formidable optical challenges are yielding to intensive research, development.

Lifelong Learning in Artificial Neural Networks
From Communications of the ACM

Lifelong Learning in Artificial Neural Networks

New methods enable systems to rapidly, continuously adapt.

Adopting a Culture of Transparency
From ACM News

Adopting a Culture of Transparency

Software is used increasingly to determine the existence of scientific fraud in published studies.

You've Got Mail!
From Communications of the ACM

You've Got Mail!

And that's not all. Email is not what it used to be.

Big Brother Is Watching You
From ACM News

Big Brother Is Watching You

Not only that, facial recognition technologies inform him of who you are and what you did.

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Ride a New Wave
From Communications of the ACM

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Ride a New Wave

Flush with recent successes, and pushed by even newer technology, AI systems could get much smarter.

Big Data Projects Ramp ­p
From ACM News

Big Data Projects Ramp ­p

Harvested data could hold the key to solving some of society’s greatest problems.

And The Winner Is...columbus!
From ACM News

And The Winner Is...columbus!

Columbus, OH, claims the $50-million top spot in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge.

After 25 Years, a New Web
From ACM News

After 25 Years, a New Web

Tim Berners-Lee and others want a more reliable Web that ensures integrity and privacy.

Open Source Software No Longer Optional
From Communications of the ACM

Open Source Software No Longer Optional

Open development and sharing of software gained widespread acceptance 15 years ago, and the practice is accelerating.

A Digital Agent to Manage Your Travel
From ACM News

A Digital Agent to Manage Your Travel

A prototype digital travel agent uses machine learning and optimization techniques, among others, to develop personalized travel "trajectories."

Scientists Update Views of Light
From Communications of the ACM

Scientists Update Views of Light

Experiment sheds new light on wave-particle duality.

Estonia
From Communications of the ACM

Estonia: A Model For E-Government

Over the next decade, the population of Estonia is expected to soar more than 600% as the country becomes the first in the world to open its borders to an influx...

Computer Security: Who You Gonna Call?
From ACM News

Computer Security: Who You Gonna Call?

Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) stand ready to battle ever-more-sophisticated cyberthreats. 

Data Brokers Are Watching You
From Communications of the ACM

Data Brokers Are Watching You

You would be surprised by how much they know about you, and what they are doing with your information.

Bringing Transparency to the High-End Art Market
From ACM News

Bringing Transparency to the High-End Art Market

A site that connects fine art buyers and sellers serves as the equivalent of an "Art Fair on the Internet."

Researchers Simplify Parallel Programming
From Communications of the ACM

Researchers Simplify Parallel Programming

Parallel computing has become increasingly important as chipmakers put more and more processor cores on individual chips.

Cyber Insurance Is on the Rise
From ACM News

Cyber Insurance Is on the Rise

Companies are discovering traditional insurance policies may not cover the costs of privacy breaches and data loss.

Cuban-Americans Hack For Information Freedom
From ACM News

Cuban-Americans Hack For Information Freedom

A network of students and young professionals strive to empower youth in Cuba.
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