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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.


Electronics Need Rare Earths
From Communications of the ACM

Electronics Need Rare Earths

Demand is expected to spike over the next few years, leading to higher prices and international trade issues.

Technology for the Deaf
From Communications of the ACM

Technology for the Deaf

Why aren't better assistive technologies available for those communicating using ASL?

Bringing the Internet to the (Developing) World
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Bringing the Internet to the (Developing) World

A growing number of low-cost (and free!) solutions aim to open the Internet to developing regions.

The Construction Industry in the 21st Century
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The Construction Industry in the 21st Century

Three-dimensional printing and other new technologies are revitalizing the business of building buildings.

Autonomous Construction Vehicles Are Building the Future
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Autonomous Construction Vehicles Are Building the Future

Self-operated construction vehicles will gain traction long before self-driving cars.

Parallel Computational Thinking
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Parallel Computational Thinking

Applications must be programmed to process instructions in parallel to take full advantage of the new multicore processors.

3D-Printing Human Body Parts
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3D-Printing Human Body Parts

Bioprinting has generated bones, cartilage, and some muscles; hearts and livers are still years away.

Bionics in Competition
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Bionics in Competition

Developers of innovative assistive devices compete as a means of networking with each other.

Financing the Dark Web
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Financing the Dark Web

Cryptocurrencies are enabling illegal or immoral transactions in the dark corners of the Internet.

It's Not the Algorithm, It's the Data
From Communications of the ACM

It's Not the Algorithm, It's the Data

In risk assessment and predictive policing, biased data can yield biased results.

Can We Trust Autonomous Weapons?
From Communications of the ACM

Can We Trust Autonomous Weapons?

Nations consider using defense systems that can make their own lethal decisions.

Battling Algorithmic Bias
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Battling Algorithmic Bias

How do we ensure algorithms treat us fairly?

Coding as Sport
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Coding as Sport

Programming competitions help identify and reward those who excel in coding.

Search Engine's Author Profiles Now Driven By Influence Metrics
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Search Engine's Author Profiles Now Driven By Influence Metrics

"It’s important to be selective," says CEO Etzioni.

Existing Technologies Can Assist the Disabled
From Communications of the ACM

Existing Technologies Can Assist the Disabled

Researchers consider how to adapt broadly available technology products for those battling physical impairments.

Technology Brings Online Education in Line with Campus Programs
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Technology Brings Online Education in Line with Campus Programs

Whether sitting in front of a screen or in a classroom, online and campus-based institutions want to verify students actually attend classes, take exams.

Court Reaffirms Ftc Authority to Prosecute Cybersecurity Breaches
From ACM News

Court Reaffirms Ftc Authority to Prosecute Cybersecurity Breaches

The ruling underscores corporate responsibility to protect consumer data.

Cyber Policies on the Rise
From Communications of the ACM

Cyber Policies on the Rise

A growing number of companies are taking out cybersecurity insurance policies to protect themselves from the costs of data breaches.

AI Researchers Call For Ban on Autonomous Weapons
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AI Researchers Call For Ban on Autonomous Weapons

Technologists ask the UN to outlaw weapons that operate outside of human control.

The Moral Challenges of Driverless Cars
From Communications of the ACM

The Moral Challenges of Driverless Cars

Autonomous vehicles will need to decide on a course of action when presented with multiple less-than-ideal outcomes.
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