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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.

Computer Crashes May Be Due to Forces Beyond Our Solar System
From ACM TechNews

Computer Crashes May Be Due to Forces Beyond Our Solar System

Vanderbilt University professor Bharat Bhuva on Friday gave a presentation on single-event upsets at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement...

Intel Researches Tech to Prepare For a Future Beyond Today's Pcs
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Intel Researches Tech to Prepare For a Future Beyond Today's Pcs

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says his company is investigating and investing in technologies that promise to transcend the computing capabilities of current PCs and...

Japan Aims For Superefficient Supercomputer By 2017
From ACM TechNews

Japan Aims For Superefficient Supercomputer By 2017

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology plans to build a super-efficient supercomputer.

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...

Disposable Robots Can Sprint, Fly, and Potentially Save Lives
From ACM TechNews

Disposable Robots Can Sprint, Fly, and Potentially Save Lives

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are developing inexpensive mini-robots that can run, climb, fly, and communicate with emergency personnel....

Hpe Shows Off a Computer Intended to Emulate the Human Brain
From ACM TechNews

Hpe Shows Off a Computer Intended to Emulate the Human Brain

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is showing off a prototype computer designed to imitate the parallelism of the human brain using circuit boards and memory chips.  

Shoot an Atom Into Silicon, and You May Have the Beginnings of a Quantum Computer
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Shoot an Atom Into Silicon, and You May Have the Beginnings of a Quantum Computer

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories say they have devised a possible first step toward the creation of a practical quantum computer. 

Diamonds May Be Quantum Computing's Best Friend
From ACM TechNews

Diamonds May Be Quantum Computing's Best Friend

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new approach to maintaining quantum superposition using synthetic diamonds. 

This New Discovery Could Put Quantum Computers Within Closer Reach
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This New Discovery Could Put Quantum Computers Within Closer Reach

Researchers at Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have found a way to dampen qubits' susceptibility to magnetic disruptions, or...

­.s. Government Lab Dabbles in New Computer Designs
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­.s. Government Lab Dabbles in New Computer Designs

The Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking to replace conventional computer systems by developing and obtaining new computer designs.

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.

Free Tool Reveals Mobile Apps Sending Unencrypted Data
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Free Tool Reveals Mobile Apps Sending Unencrypted Data

A new program will allow people to test whether their mobile data is protected. 

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. 

U.s. Challenges China in Supercomputing Race With 180-Petaflop System
From ACM TechNews

U.s. Challenges China in Supercomputing Race With 180-Petaflop System

The United States, in an attempt to surpass China in the supercomputing arms race, plans to build a 180-petaflop supercomputer called Aurora. 

To Avert Another Heartbleed, Open Source Group Narrows List of Projects in Need of Support
From ACM TechNews

To Avert Another Heartbleed, Open Source Group Narrows List of Projects in Need of Support

The Core Infrastructure Initiative was formed to identify and provide extra funding to critical open source projects that need help ensuring the security of their...

Iot Groups Are Like an Orchestra Tuning ­p: The Music Starts in 2016
From ACM TechNews

Iot Groups Are Like an Orchestra Tuning ­p: The Music Starts in 2016

Many companies are not waiting for existing organizations to set the standard for the Internet of Things.

Molecular Flash Memory Could Store Massive Amounts of Data
From ACM TechNews

Molecular Flash Memory Could Store Massive Amounts of Data

Novel molecules could help expand the storage capacity of flash memory, which is widely used in mobile devices such as smartphones. 

Intel Turns to Light Beams to Speed ­p Supercomputers
From ACM TechNews

Intel Turns to Light Beams to Speed ­p Supercomputers

Intel has developed a technology that uses optical cables and light pulses to move data in supercomputers.

Researchers Push Supercomputing's Bleeding Edge With Diverse Applications
From ACM TechNews

Researchers Push Supercomputing's Bleeding Edge With Diverse Applications

One of five finalists will be awarded ACM's Gordon Bell Prize today at the SC14 high-performance computing conference in New Orleans. 
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