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Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health
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Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health

How AI can be used to improve diagnosis of mental health conditions.

Still Waiting for Self-Driving Cars
From Communications of the ACM

Still Waiting for Self-Driving Cars

Why is it taking so long for autonomous vehicles to hit the road?

Validating NFTs
From ACM News

Validating NFTs

Ensuring the security of non-fungible tokens.

Monetizing Your Personal Data
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Monetizing Your Personal Data

What is your private data worth, to you and to the companies willing to pay you for it?

The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality
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The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality

A heads-up look at augmented reality head-up displays.

Algorithmic Poverty
From Communications of the ACM

Algorithmic Poverty

Algorithms can have a devastating impact on people's lives, especially if they already are struggling economically.

Fixing the Internet
From Communications of the ACM

Fixing the Internet

Internet security was once based on trust and needs to be updated.

A Traffic Cop for Low Earth Orbit
From Communications of the ACM

A Traffic Cop for Low Earth Orbit

Who will be the space traffic controller for orbiting objects?

Is MFA Needed to Improve Security?
From ACM News

Is MFA Needed to Improve Security?

Considering the outlook for multi-factor authentication applications.

Helping NASA Return to the Moon
From ACM News

Helping NASA Return to the Moon

Charlie Blackwell-Thompson is the first woman to serve as launch director for the U.S. space agency.

Technological Responses to COVID-19
From Communications of the ACM

Technological Responses to COVID-19

Companies are finding new ways to enforce social distancing, clean public spaces, and provide substitutes for human workers.

“Can You Hear Me Now That I’m On 5G?”
From ACM News

“Can You Hear Me Now That I’m On 5G?”

Additional 5G spectrum is on the way…but which entity will control it?

Consumers Increasingly Touch on Contactless Payments
From ACM News

Consumers Increasingly Touch on Contactless Payments

The ability to pay touch-free during the Coronavirus pandemic is persuading more consumers and retailers to go contactless.

Natural Language Misunderstanding
From Communications of the ACM

Natural Language Misunderstanding

How do we eliminate bias in automated speech recognition?

Who Has Access to Your Smartphone Data?
From Communications of the ACM

Who Has Access to Your Smartphone Data?

ISPs, app developers, and even the government may know more about you than you think.

A Speed Bump on the Road to 5G?
From ACM News

A Speed Bump on the Road to 5G?

The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on the buildout of 5G networks appears to have been minimal.

Bolstering Bandwidth with Dual-Channel Wi-Fi
From ACM News

Bolstering Bandwidth with Dual-Channel Wi-Fi

Looking at solutions to handle growing Wi-Fi traffic.

Reducing and Eliminating E-Waste
From Communications of the ACM

Reducing and Eliminating E-Waste

We need to mitigate the environmental impact of disposing of electronics at their end of useful life.

Deceiving the Masses on Social Media
From Communications of the ACM

Deceiving the Masses on Social Media

The social media platforms like their freedom, but information gerrymandering may require legislation to fix.

Keeping Students Educated and Engaged
From ACM News

Keeping Students Educated and Engaged

The use of distance learning has grown quickly in primary education, in response to school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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