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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.


AI Player Alphago to Play Chinese Go Champion
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AI Player Alphago to Play Chinese Go Champion

DeepMind's Go-playing artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in May will play against top Chinese Go player Ke Jie in a three-game match in China.

Will AI ­sher in a New Era of Hacking?
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Will AI ­sher in a New Era of Hacking?

Advanced artificial intelligence systems developed to defend assets in cyberspace might be turned to malevolent purposes by cybercriminals.

Researchers Make Progress Toward Computer Video Recognition
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Researchers Make Progress Toward Computer Video Recognition

Google researchers are working to advance video-recognition technology, which Rajat Monga on Google's Brain team says is due to progress in deep-learning models...

Not Lost in Translation: Researchers 'teach' Computers to Translate Accurately
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Not Lost in Translation: Researchers 'teach' Computers to Translate Accurately

Scientists are seeking to improve the capabilities of online translation programs by embedding new artificial intelligence methods to build complete sentences. 

Tech Nightmares That Keep Turing Award Winners ­p at Night
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Tech Nightmares That Keep Turing Award Winners ­p at Night

Three ACM A.M. Turing Award winning-scientists discuss technology trends they find very troubling.

Super-Intelligent Machines Spawned By Ai? Execs Aren't Worried
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Super-Intelligent Machines Spawned By Ai? Execs Aren't Worried

Technology experts at an artificial intelligence-themed event were dismissive of scenarios in which super-intelligent machines eventually surpass human intelligence...

Google's Self-Driving Cars of Tomorrow Face the Mean Streets of Today
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Google's Self-Driving Cars of Tomorrow Face the Mean Streets of Today

Google says its self-driving cars will be good for road safety because they can pay better attention to the road than humans do. 

Ask Watson or Siri: Artificial Intelligence Is as Elusive as Ever
From ACM TechNews

Ask Watson or Siri: Artificial Intelligence Is as Elusive as Ever

Scientists are no closer to achieving an overall general artificial intelligence, in the sense that a computer can behave like a human.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Will Computers Take Your Job?
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The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Will Computers Take Your Job?

In the future, intelligent machines will increasingly replace knowledge workers, according to a group of artificial intelligence experts.

Harvard ­nleashes a Swarm of Self-Organizing Robots
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Harvard ­nleashes a Swarm of Self-Organizing Robots

Harvard University researchers have developed a method enabling thousands of robots to coordinate their actions so they can complete a single task. 

Facebook Invents a Php Virtual Machine
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Facebook Invents a Php Virtual Machine

Facebook says it has developed a virtual machine that can run the PHP Web programming language nine times as fast as PHP natively on large systems. 

AI Programmers Struggle to Make Games 'imitate Life'
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AI Programmers Struggle to Make Games 'imitate Life'

Artificial intelligence in videogames should improve to incorporate more intelligent characters into games. 

IBM Says Future Computers Will Be Constant Learners
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IBM Says Future Computers Will Be Constant Learners

Tomorrow's computers will constantly improve their understanding of the data they work with, which will help them provide users with more appropriate information...

Ibm's Watson Edges Harvard Students in 'jeopardy!' Quiz
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Ibm's Watson Edges Harvard Students in 'jeopardy!' Quiz

IBM's Watson supercomputer recently defeated teams of students from Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management...

Researcher Teaches Computers to Detect Spam More Accurately
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Researcher Teaches Computers to Detect Spam More Accurately

Georgia Tech researcher Nina Balcan recently received a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship for her work in developing machine learning methods that can be...

Taiwan ­niversity Students Build Tour Guide Robot
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Taiwan ­niversity Students Build Tour Guide Robot

Engineering students at National Taiwan University recently demonstrated a robot that is capable of creating two- and three-dimensional maps of an area and then...

Honda Develops Brain Interface For Robot Control
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Honda Develops Brain Interface For Robot Control

Honda Motor's Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) and Shimadzu have co-developed a brain-machine interface system that enables people...

From ACM TechNews

Howard S. Smith: Will Robotics Advance on the Battlefield?

Optimal Robotics founder Howard S. Smith says the military is the most likely place for artificially intelligent machines. Developing the technology that will be...
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