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authorKeith Kirkpatrick
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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.


Algorithmic Poverty
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Algorithmic Poverty

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

A Traffic Cop for Low Earth Orbit
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A Traffic Cop for Low Earth Orbit

Who will be the space traffic controller for orbiting objects?

Technological Responses to COVID-19
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Technological Responses to COVID-19

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

Natural Language Misunderstanding
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Natural Language Misunderstanding

How do we eliminate bias in automated speech recognition?

Across the Language Barrier
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Across the Language Barrier

Translation devices are getting better at making speech and text understandable in different languages.

The Edge of Computational Photography
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The Edge of Computational Photography

Smartphones and consumer cameras increasingly give professional photographers a run for their money.

Borders in the Cloud
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Borders in the Cloud

New data protection laws raise questions about whether certain jurisdictions are trying to thwart the ability of foreign governments to obtain data on their citizens...

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.

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.

Can We Trust Autonomous Weapons?
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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?

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
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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.

Surgical Robots Deliver Care More Precisely
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Surgical Robots Deliver Care More Precisely

Computer-controlled robotic surgical systems and tumor-targeting radiation systems provide a greater level of precision in treatment than doctors alone can provide...

Legal Issues with Robots
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Legal Issues with Robots

Who is responsible when property is damaged or someone is injured by an automated system? Existing product liability laws have not yet been tested in the context...

Software-Defined Networking
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Software-Defined Networking

Novel architecture allows programmers to quickly reconfigure network resource usage.
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