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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.


Dead Languages Come to Life
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Dead Languages Come to Life

Artificial intelligence automates the translation of extinct languages.

Augmented Reality Gets Real
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Augmented Reality Gets Real

Formidable optical challenges are yielding to intensive research, development.

Lifelong Learning in Artificial Neural Networks
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Lifelong Learning in Artificial Neural Networks

New methods enable systems to rapidly, continuously adapt.

You've Got Mail!
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You've Got Mail!

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

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Ride a New Wave
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Artificial Intelligence Poised to Ride a New Wave

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

Scientists ­Update Views of Light
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Scientists ­Update Views of Light

Experiment sheds new light on wave-particle duality.

Estonia
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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...

Data Brokers Are Watching You
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Data Brokers Are Watching You

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

Researchers Simplify Parallel Programming
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Researchers Simplify Parallel Programming

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

French Team Invents Faster Code-Breaking Algorithm
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French Team Invents Faster Code-Breaking Algorithm

New method can crack certain cryptosystems far faster than earlier alternatives.

Deep Learning Comes of Age
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Deep Learning Comes of Age

Advances on multiple fronts are bringing big improvements to the way computers learn, increasing the accuracy of speech and vision systems.

Zoom In, Zoom Out
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Zoom In, Zoom Out

Drilling down to more detail on a computer screen, or moving out to see the context, is basic. But it's hardly simple and, after 20 years, innovations are still...

Chips Go Upscale
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Chips Go Upscale

After decades in Flatland, the end of Moore's Law is pushing semiconductors into the third dimension.

HTML5 Leads a Web Revolution
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HTML5 Leads a Web Revolution

Propelled by a proliferation of mobile devices and social networks, an enhanced family of Web specifications is bringing new power to developers and new capabilities...

Smarter Photography
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Smarter Photography

Improvements in camera hardware, image processing, camera-photographer interfaces, and image viewing are advancing the state of the art in digital photography.

Invasion of the Mobile Apps
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Invasion of the Mobile Apps

The market model pioneered by Apple and others is transforming the software world — and has profound implications for software companies and their customers.

Beauty and Elegance
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Beauty and Elegance

Leslie Valiant talks about machine learning; parallel computing, and his quest for simplicity.

The Quest For Randomness
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The Quest For Randomness

It's not easy to generate a string of numbers that lack any pattern or rule, or even to define exactly what randomness means.

ACM Launches New Digital Library
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ACM Launches New Digital Library

More than 50 years of computing literature is augmented, streamlined, and joined to powerful new tools for retrieval and analysis.

Nonlinear Systems Made Easy
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Nonlinear Systems Made Easy

Pablo Parrilo has discovered a new approach to convex optimization that creates order out of chaos in complex nonlinear systems.
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