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Can AI Demonstrate Creativity?
From Communications of the ACM

Can AI Demonstrate Creativity?

When fed a sufficient amount of training data, artificial intelligence techniques can be used to generate new ideas in several different ways. Is that creativity...

Developing Unbreakable Phone Screens
From ACM News

Developing Unbreakable Phone Screens

Seeking to head off a shattering experience when a smartphone is dropped.

Applying the Metaverse
From Communications of the ACM

Applying the Metaverse

Business, entertainment, and fashion companies already are staking their claims in this enhanced virtual world.

Securing the Enterprise When Employees are Remote
From ACM News

Securing the Enterprise When Employees are Remote

Managing the security challenges of hybrid work environments.

The Road to 6G
From Communications of the ACM

The Road to 6G

Looking past 5G to sixth-generation wireless technology.

Found in Space
From ACM News

Found in Space

Using deep learning to identify and classify astronomically distant objects.

Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health
From Communications of the ACM

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
From Communications of the ACM

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
From Communications of the ACM

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?
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